quote Willi am not. it is a two way street obviously.You're talking as if Protestants are the bad lot here,
quote WillYou can sit there down South and bullshit about our city all you want dear, but until you actually live here and experience all the troubles the two sides have with each other, kindly *bleep*.
quote myconyeah lolBelfast Airport is better value than Dublin Airport, that's for sure.
quote Taker4everof course it does, nobody ever said it didn't.It's all about the Protestant Unionists keeping down the Catholic Nationalists, right? Wrong. Sectarianism exists on BOTH sides,
quote Willfirstly, i wouldn't advertise my religion. and secondly, that is the stupid thing, that i should be afraid of how i talk or what i wear when i want to walk down a street. i no people will say it's a utopian idea but so what!?There are catholics in Belfast to you know. Step into the real world; You could walk down any street and get dirty looks or something else. You're just defending your neck of the woods in the case of putting down my neck of the woods. Like Taker said, if you're stupid enough to walk down a Loyalist street (or vise verse) clearly advertising your religion, then you probably deserve abuse for being such a *bleep*ing idiot.
quote Willi know that, but there are definitely not as many.There are catholics in Belfast to you know.
quote StylishIrishit's not at all unsafe.Uh, are you serious? You think O'Connell Street is unsafe? Excuse me for a moment - bwahahahahahaha.
quote Irish_Gameryeah, it's really safe to be an Irish Catholic in Belfast.hereas I, being an Irish Catholic, have hung out in many Protestant areas and the worst I'd get is friendly banter.
quote IrishgamerUh, are you serious? You think O'Connell Street is unsafe? Excuse me for a moment - bwahahahahahaha.Nothing unsafe about O'Connell Street?! Are you serious?
quote IrishgamerThe worst you'd get in Belfast is 'friendly banter'?! Who are you kidding? You're seriously arguing that people would get more abuse in Dublin than in Belfast? There's places in Belfast that would KILL you because of your religion. In Dublin it's estimated that 20% of the inhabitants are non-nationals.And I stick by the people are friendlier thing anyway, the amount of times me and my mates from Belfast get abuse in pubs when we're down for a concert and stuff, whereas I, being an Irish Catholic, have hung out in many Protestant areas and the worst I'd get is friendly banter.
quote Monkey_MagicNothing unsafe about O'Connell Street?! Are you serious?quote Irish_GamerTheres nothing unsafe about O'Connell Street.Ten times the city that Dublin is, people are friendlier, it's just all-round a nicer city to walk around in. I feel safer walking up Royal Avenue then I do walking up O'Connell Street.
I have to say, i don't have a problem with Belfast and i like the place.
But i disagree with that whole post.
edit - and i, being an Irish Catholic, would feel very unsafe walking down Sandy Row, even today.
This message was edited by Monkey_Magic on Feb 09 2008.
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