1.   BRITAIN AND IRELAND.  Whereas Britain is broadly politically Right (liberal parliamentarianism) and religiously Left (Protestant nonconformism), Ireland, by contrast, is broadly politically Left (social republicanism) and religiously Right (Catholic humanism).


2.   CATHOLIC NONCONFORMISM.  Although the voluminous Volume of nonconformism tends towards the spaced Space of transcendentalism, as from the religious Left to the religious Extreme Left, or the Son to the Holy Spirit, it should not be inferred that this implies a special predilection on the part of Protestantism towards transcendentalism.  On the contrary, it is the nonconformism (prayer) of Catholicism which is most orientated towards the heavenly Beyond and the possibility, in consequence, of an extreme left-wing religious alternative to Christianity.  For, despite its indubitably populist conservatism, Catholicism still opens out, through prayerful nonconformism, towards a properly spiritual salvation in the heavenly Beyond, turning its back, in the process, on the massive-Mass-to-repetitive-Time attraction which leads from the Mother to the Father in due fundamentalist fashion, the heart duly eclipsing the womb.


3.   PROTESTANT NONCONFORMISM.  Only an anti-Catholic reductionist of overly Protestant tendency would seek to reduce Catholicism to a Mass/Time fatality on the basis of its 'Heathen' populism, overlooking the Volume/Space relationship which characterizes its properly Christian dimension, a dimension as nonconformist/transcendentalist as the popular dimension 'lower down' is humanist/fundamentalist.  No, such populism does not exclude the truly Christian alternative but, rather, extends Christianity to the masses, both male and, especially, female, who would otherwise be overlooked and scorned ... as, unfortunately, tends to the case with Protestant nonconformism, particularly in its overly masculine or purgatorial manifestations, as in Puritanism and Presbyterianism.  However that may be, it is more damaging to exclude the masses from religion than to embrace them on a 'pseudo-Christian' basis via Mass and Time; for Christianity is not intended to be a specifically middle-class religion.  Yet the 'nonconformism' of Protestantism does not lead 'over the moon', in a Saturn-oriented bias for transcendentalist Space but, on the contrary, either remains loyal to the intellect per se, as in the strictly voluminous case of Puritanism (the Son), with its epistolary New-Testament bias towards writing, or 'bovaryizes' the intellect towards Time, as in the case of the rather more patriarchal Presbyterianism ... with its poetical Old-Testament bias towards reading, or, alternatively, towards Mass, as in the case of Anglicanism ... with its dramatic bias towards speaking, so that quasi-emotional (the Father) and quasi-sensual (the Mother) modes of intellectual devotion tend to be the prevailing norms, and things either remain at an overworldly/netherworldly remove from the possibility of spiritual salvation or, worse again, 'bog down' in the World, where they tend to glorify what is Heathen to the detriment of all that is Christian, the dramatic taking precedence, through the Mother, over the poetic and the epistolary, as in the strictly Anglican mode of nonconformism.  Only the quasi-spiritual 'bovaryization' of the intellect through prayer actually leads the mind towards spaced Space, and this tends to be the mode of nonconformism one would most readily associate with Catholicism, which is arguably more mindful of the Beyond than its superficially more nonconformist detractors would allow!


4.   UNIVERSALITY OF ETERNAL LIFE.  Yet, that said, there is still a significant distinction between the 'spirituality' of the grave and the spirituality, or, rather, universality, of Eternal Life ... the other side of Christendom, as espoused by me with regard to 'Kingdom Come'.  This latter is not so much beyond prayer/contemplation in the cerebral afterlife of the grave ... as antithetical to emotionality in the meditative calm of pure transcendentalism, which is as religiously extreme left wing as it is possible to be, the joyful liberation of the noumenally saved spirit in the holiness of universal Heaven.