Turning the Beatitudes upside down

Blessed are the rich and over confident, for theirs is the world as it is today.

Blessed are those who cause others to mourn, for arms dealers always live in comfort.

Blessed are the strong and arrogant, for they shall dominate our institutions and inherit tax free savings.

Blessed are those who do not stand up to the oppressors, for theirs will be a nice quiet life.

Blessed are those who show no mercy, for they will never have to say sorry for anything.

Blessed are the hard of heart, for they have no need of God.

Blessed are the warmongers, for they will be wined and dined in our National Galleries.

Blessed are those that persecute others, for they will gain political power.

Blessed are you when people speak highly of you, for you will have great dinner parties in Downing Street, in the same way that media moguls, billionaires and the powerful have always been celebrated.

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