So today I read the paper for the first time in a while. I remember now why I don’t do it that often, as I always get enraged by something… I do like reading the paper but I find once every few weeks is enough for me. Too much doom and gloom, too much political point scoring, too much crap frankly… Today I noticed this small snippet which I couldn’t help but comment on:
Does anyone else wonder what on earth these people think they are doing? I mean I don’t imagine Jesus, were he to turn up today, would be saying, ‘oh how wonderful you’ve got so much faith you have built me a gigantic temple’ would he?
Apparently this temple is going to cost some $200 million. Ok, so I know that Sao Paulo is certainly not the city it was 20 years ago, or even 10, but it is still the Brazilian city with the highest number of people living in slums. Perhaps the church in their infinite wisdom might think that using some of this $200 million would be better used to help some of their poor? I mean it’s just an idea, perhaps knock the builder down a few quid and buy them some food or clothes or I don’t know? maybe a half decent home…
Just one more thing, which I can’t leave out: the church’s founder and leader owns a private jet, which according to the Guardian cost $45million… need I say more?
Frankly, it ‘staggers the imagination’ as my Dad would say.