Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A Christian protest against the oppression of the poor

The modern oppression of the poor  is nothing new.

In the 14th Century a  Church of England Priest named John Ball raised this question:

When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?

John Ball went on to say:

 "From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty."



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