Enoch Burke made a remarkable and absurd statement yesterday in his Court of Appeal hearing against High Court orders that were made against him in his employment dispute with Wilson’s Hospital School.
He said, “The only thing the State is bound to honour by the constitution is religion,” he told the court.
The natural conclusion to draw from this proposition is that an agnostic or atheist has no constitutional rights which ought to be safeguarded by the State.
This is an appalling and frightening vista, that the only persons who can expect protection from Bunreacht nah Eireann are those who have a religion, regardless of the tenets of that religion.
This circus gets more surreal as it is explored further.
Watch this space.