Sunday, 23 January 2011

Why is it easier?

18 Jan 2011

"Why is it easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven?"

Bob Diamond, Chairman of Barclays Bank, is richer than most, but at the second time of asking he is "still stuck on that one".

Oh dear, Mr Diamond. I'm afraid it's Purgatory for you, then. Or better still, Hell . . .

Many thanks to Mikileaks investigator John Mann MP for putting the question, oh so subtly.

Remember - "We're all in this together"

Further reading:
Robert Peston's comments (BBC Business Editor); also contains the full 2h30min of Diamond's grilling by the Treasury Select Committee - just dip in to a minute or two, doesn't much matter where . . .
Michael White in The Guardian

What Jesus thought (Matthew 19:24)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed
Hieronymus Bosch's Vision of Hell; from the Garden of Earthly Delights (in high resolution)

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