Friday, 21 October 2011

St Pauls closes Cathedral doors

I was literally just on my way to St Paul's Cathedral to support the protesters camp and join them in wanting social justice when I read on Twitter that the Dean has closed the Cathedral doors.

Over the past week there have been rumblings in the press about how St Paul's is losing money because access to the church is limited and well, now,"health and safety and fire" operatives have whispered in the priests' ears and well, it's a hazard isn't it? What if something goes wrong inside the cathedral, parishioners won't be able to get out!

I'm disappointed to tell the truth. I liked that the peaceful process was happening outside St Pauls. Protesters were barred from the Stock Exchange because that is England's Holy Place and the powers that be wanted no trouble there. This only made the juxtaposition of the protesters' concerns with this God serving Tourist Destination well, the embodiment of the spirit of the actual event, campout protest against corporate greed (CofE innit, St Pauls?).

Ironically, the book I'm reading at the moment is Conversations With God Book 2, all about producing the society that we want (we being the protesters and possibly you who is perhaps unable to protest)!

Until the next time!


jamie said...

I came across your blog via Circle of Moms! I’m a newly single mother of two that runs half marathons in my spare time and I look forward to learning from you … as I try to balance everything.
Thanks for putting your thoughts out there for others to learn from!

Stigmum said...

Hey Jamie, thanks! Good luck with all those half marathons!! And with two little ones!! I write by instinct so I do hope you keep enjoying it (which I don't always but then, that's my chosen subject matter!) Take care x