An Irishman is a man who…
May not believe there is a God,
but is darn sure of the infallibility of the Pope.
Won’t eat meat on Friday,
but will drink Jameson for breakfast.
Has great respect for the truth,
he uses in emergencies.
Sees things not as they are
but the way they never will be.
Cries at sad movies,
but cheers in battle.
Hates the English,
but reserves his cruelty for countryman.
Gets more Irish the further he gets from Ireland.
Believes in civil rights,
but not in his neighborhood.
Believes to forgive is divine,
therefore doesn’t exercise it himself.
Loves religion for its own sake,
but also because it makes it so inconvenient for his neighbors.
but worships those who have it.
Considers any Irishman who
achieves success to be a traitor.