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Lindsay Perigo: A (Revised) Sermon From The Mount

Lindsay Perigo's daily Politically Incorrect editorials are broadcast weekdays at noon on his 'Politically Incorrect Show' on Radio Pacific, and can be downloaded at www.freeradical.co.nz

Lindsay Perigo: For Easter -- A (Revised) Sermon From The Mount

Today's being the last show before the Easter break, I thought I'd do a sequel to my chat to God the other day - a retake of the Sermon on the Mount, since here too, I figure I can improve on the original:

Blessed are the poor in spirit - when they become rich in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of earth.

Blessed are they who mourn - when they get over it.

Blessed are the meek - when they become self-confident, for then they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger & thirst after rights - when they do something about it, for then they shall become free.

Blessed are the merciful - when they learn to discriminate, for then they shall obtain justice.

Blessed are the pure in heart, since they must have been using their brains.

Blessed are the peacemakers - when they learn that it doesn't come at any price.

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you & persecute you & shall say all manner of evil against you falsely - when those men are Jim Anderton & Helen Clark.

Blessed are the rational, the independent, the honest, the productive, the just, the proud - for theirs is the glory of man.

Rejoice, & be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward on earth - when you have earned it.

Ye are the salt of the earth - but if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? If ye become as sheeple, ye shall be trodden under the feet of politicians & bureaucrats.

Be ye instead the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

Do not hide your light under a bushel, but let it so shine before men that they may see your vision of reason & freedom, & glorify it, & bring it to pass on earth.

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For Lindsay Perigo's daily "Politically Incorrect Show" editorials, visit: http://www.freeradical.co.nz or listen to Radio Pacific from noon to 2pm weekdays.


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