|Deus Est Deus Pauperum
||[Oct. 30th, 2011|12:00 pm]
So much fuss about a few tents in a churchyard! Why can't the clergy of the cathedral and the city fathers and all the other enrages just look skywards as they hurry past? Why does it offend them so? I really don't believe there's a health and safety issue- and from the images I've seen, the cathedral steps are empty and the gates unblocked. The campers- who seem to be mostly nice, well-meaning people, latter-day hippies and the like- offer no violence. What's the problem?|
Simple. The people who run St. Paul's are ashamed. They can't bear it that the scruffs on their doorstep look more like Christians than they do.
2011-10-30 03:33 pm (UTC)
We've been there recently and it's very well ordered, clean and tidy. I like what you've written about this issue. Interesting article on it by David Mitchell in the Observer today.
I haven't been there in decades. I don't suppose I'll ever visit again- at least not unless they drop that enormous entry fee.
I like D.M. I'll go and check out what he says.
2011-10-31 06:57 am (UTC)
I agree. I'd be there if I were in England
So might I be- if I were younger....
At 70 I am there, although our Occupy site is not on church grounds. I do not stay overnights, though, in respect for my poor old aching bones.
"They can't bear it that the scruffs on their doorstep look more like Christians than they do."
A big "Amen" to that!
(Oh, yes, one question: you mentioned an entry fee???? Really? For a church?
Yes, St. Paul's charges an entry fee of £14.50: that's an enormous amount.
2011-11-01 07:34 am (UTC)
I thought that the resignations were in support of the camp - that the resigning people don't want the eviction to take place
I'm assuming the early resignees were in the minority.