Wednesday, November 2, 2011

St Pauls and the protest

Dear St Paul’s ,

Congratulations on coming to the decision  not to invoke legal means against the protesters. 

Anyone who thinks at all about what’s going wrong (worldwide) can see that the protesters are right and are speaking up for people and planet against the destructive and overweening  power of the banks and their ilk - which have squatted for too long in the City,  silently manipulating the policy of this country - with enormous and terrible global impact.  

This is a critical moment in this planet’s history,  and St Paul’s is centre stage.  I’m not a Christian (because I think religions divide people),  but  I admire Jesus the man for standing up for the weak, the poor and for justice.  I think it’s very clear which side Jesus would be on in the current conflict...

Surely now is the time for religions to stand together, be brave and clear,  and tell the world of finance with its parasitical pawn politicians  what they think of it.  For a start, David Cameron should do a U turn and, against the City’s wishes,  support the ‘Robin Hood ‘  tax on financial transactions.  How can this country hold its head up when our prime minister won’t even climb onto the moral high ground in Europe?


Shan Oakes
Beverley, East Yorkshire

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So you're not a Christian because "religion divides people" but in the next breath you're saying, with approval, that Jesus would pick the right side.

Seems like your politics divides people at least as much as religion does.