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The church and the state

21 March 2013, 14:37

So now Cyprus is the latest country in the EU looking for a bailout.  And the money should come from all the other countries in the EU who already have received bailouts.

Or it could come from the proposed tax on deposits in the bank.  So everyone who has money in the bank, from the Russian oligarch to the Cypriot pensioner, will pay a tax of between 6.9% and 9.9% on their money.  And the banks have been closed for a couple of days now so that people cannot withdraw their money and make the so-called “deposit tax” lower.

Then came the following headline : “Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos has said that the assets of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus is at the disposal of the state and can be used to save the economy of Cyprus and the banking system.”  See http://famagusta-gazette.com/archbishop-of-cyprus-calls-for-national-bond-offers-assets-p18602-69.htm

Now maybe, just maybe, this Archbishop should be the top candidate for the next Nobel prize in economics, if such a thing exists.

Think about it :

·         Your parents make a donation to the Church so that you can be christened

·         They make another donation when the time comes for your confirmation

·         Then you make a donation when you arrange your parents’ funerals

·         Then you make a donation when you want to get married

And that’s not counting all the contributions in between -  Sunday School, weekly Church attendance, bequests, Easter, etc., etc.  And then your children will do the same thing.  And so the cycle goes on.

During this time of financial turmoil and closed banks, the faithful will still be attending Church and lending their support – financial and otherwise.

Is it such a strange concept then that the Churches in a country – and I say “the” Church and not any one particular denomination – should assist the country and its people in the time of need ?

I say give the Archbishop an Ouzo !

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