What the Virgin at Knock Really Would Say If She Could Speak
My Son, he is Angry, with those who done wrong,
Especially those who done so while hiding behind His name,
God will bless those who stand up for the weak among the throng
In eternity will be known those who deserve shame.
But for those who use wrongdoers to deny God above
To spread hate among folk who have faith
Who mock and deride those who found it hard to find love
Who still do, who find that Free Love to them is not great
Their honour among the living will be their reward
To be forgotten long after their day
But will not be forgotten when they denied the Lord
Condemned folk like in Penal Times for worshiping God their old way.
Kevin Higgins is a writer with whom I often disagree, him being atheist, me being Catholic that is bound to happen. It is amazing the writings we tolerate that deride our Irishness, our Catholicism that come from Atheists, and if they came from a member of the Orange Order we’d be out on the streets and prosecuting them for hate crimes.
The Church does deserve its criticism, but not where is denies and derides folk the right to believe in Catholic teaching, as a Muslim has the right to be Islamic, or an Israeli to be Jewish, Indian to be Hebrew, etc.
His poem “What the Virgin at Knock Would Say If She Could Speak” in my opinion crosses that line. In today’s world of free love, there are still many people who he derides in his verse, and more who drift from relationship to relationship and one night stand to one night stand without finding happiness or fulfillment.
In short, either too much or too little sex is not good, and those affected should not be mocked. Its nothing personal against Kevin, but where its needed to say hes gone too far, it must be said.