A blog by Brian John Spencer, Whitecollar scrawler, assiduously seditious – http://www.brianjohnspencer.com/aboutbrianjohnspencer/
I made acquaintance with my first Catholic at University. The proverbial ‘you-know-what’ cousins, children of a Bob McCartney humanist and a Catholic atheist from Bangor totally didn’t count. Actor Charlie Lawson didn’t meet a Catholic until aged 20. This Trinity student from Northern Ireland didn’t meet a Catholic until she went to Dublin. Bernie never met a Protestant until she went to the University of Ulster.
No wonder we do a clandestine social profile every time we meet someone new from Northern Ireland no matter the part of the world we’re in. ‘Oh what school did you go to?’ Or, ‘Oh what’s your name?’ Euphemism for, ‘Protestant or Catholic, what are you?’ (more…)