The ancient Irish believed the poet was "above" the priest as he got inspiration and wisdom directly from God.
Therefore, to the frustration of the Catholic Church hierarchy, especially the monsignors, bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, the people listened to the poet rather than the priest.
The priest, in contrast, got his knowledge (but rarely inspiration and wisdom) from years of long study, if ever.
I am naming you an honorary Irish poet.
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