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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The Cleansing of the Temple

Into the temple Jesus went
And said, "Don't covet or resent
The wealth of usurers and thieves.
For every camel that believes
The Nicene Thingummy, say I,
We've shortcuts through the needle's eye.
Partners and allies are my thing;
Proceed, gents, with your chaffering."
The money-changers, most devout,
Then took the poor, and threw them out.

© Philip Challinor

Occupy protesters chain themselves to St Paul's pulpit

Weblog: The Curmudgeon - You'll come for the curses. You'll stay for the mudgeonry.
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  1. Takes me straight back to Master & Margarita. Nice one.

  2. Thanks; I'll have to get back to that one myself soon. Lovely book.