Occupy London p2- the standoff continues

28 Oct

Occupy London demonstrators at st paul's

Since my last post, the standoff at St paul’s has continued and a further development occured when Canon Giles Fraser resignedwhen the church proposed even advocating violence to move the protestors on. I applaud his principled stand, however I am still angry that the church still won’t engage with the protestors and their concerns, again seeming to ignore the very teachings of the Bible about not serving two masters. The irony is that St Paul was a tentmaker, so why not invite the protestors into ‘your tent’ to talk? My message to those in charge at St Paul’s, why not take the time to debate with the concerns of the protestors, why not make a stand against the greed of the City bankers, or do your robes and crucifixes hide a threadbare soul?
 
Crucifix of silver and gold,
Yet you’re cold, threadbare is your soul,
Mitres and robes that flow,
Yet threadbare is your soul.
You preach about justice,
Yet forget its worth
Gaze on heaven yet not this cruel earth
What happened to the good news,
The fire now grown cold
Silence in marble halls, silken robes,
yet threadbare is your soul.
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2 Responses to “Occupy London p2- the standoff continues”

  1. bakerphoenix October 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    Hmm. I’m not sure why it’s St Paul’s responsibility if I’m honest. I agree that it would be nice to see the vicars handing out tea and cakes or something, show some moral support, but they’re doing their best, especially as they had nothing to do with the banking crisis in the first place.

    The POLITICIANS should be out there, having discussions with the protesters. The protesters have talks and discussions and meetings everyday, why hasn’t a politician or someone from one of the public banks come and engaged with them? It’s got nothing to do with the deans/vicars of St Paul’s.

    • anthillel October 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

      I agree that its more the place of bankers and politicians to talk to them, but the church should provide more moral support rather than wanting to evict them, which as Fraser stated, they even were willing to advocate a forceful eviction. I think more moral support from the church is needed and they need to be more welcoming

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