This reminds me of a Hungarian customer I once had, who informed me that it was Hungarians who first invented the telephone; and that Tesla got some of his ideas from a Hungarian assistant. etc. etc.
Catholicism was definitely helpful; but, there is a reason it is called the "Protestant" work ethic.
posted on 09/27/2005 7:57:08 AM PDT
That is an ignorant simile. The "Protestant" work ethic was an anti-Irish insult used by the British to rationalize and justify their superior political and economic position. It had nothing to do with the merits of the Catholic Church
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