"Sell it and give the money to the poor!"


The things people say to the Catholic Church that they never say to the National Trust...

I suppose that the National Trust's defence is that these things are kept by them so the public may enjoy them, otherwise they'd just be owned by some anonymous rich individual somewhere in this country or elsewhere.

A bit like the Vatican's art collection then...

The things that are said to the Church, that are never said to the Rothschilds, the National Trust or the Queen. "Sell the Brecon Beacons! Give the money to the poor!"

Comments

Lynda said…
Nonsensical on so many levels. If one followed this line, there would be no art or beautiful architecture or anything other than the purely utilitarian. The Church uses the income from our artworks, etc. for corporal works of mercy. If we were to sell off everything, we'd have no income, and when the proceeds of sale were gone, what then? Oh, I suppose there would no longer be any poor people!!
Patricius said…
Perhaps those advocating this idea should be named Judasians after the influential apostle with whom it originated!
Andrew said…
Most socialists go berserk when it's suggested that state assets should be liquidated out of public ownership, yet are enraptured by the conceit that the artistic commonweal of the Catholic Church should be delivered into private hands, thus depriving both Christians, and the world at large, of these inalienable works of created beauty.