Summary: A journey in our imagination into what would happen if The Wizard of Gallilee said "yes" to the Serpent's temptations in the desert, and what happens if we say "yes".
And the wizard of Gallillee waved his wand.
And every church was full.
The crowds packed in, acknowledging Jesus as the one true God.
Every church was full. So many people crowding in, standing room only. The collection plate piled HIGH full of cheques. Everyone leaping to put more money in.
Hisss - just bow down and worship me - hissss
every church was full.
And in the torture chambers below the churches, the few who had thought of resisting screamed in agony, the music of a choir above drowning out their cries.
Up above a little girl starts to cry wondering what has happened to her father since he didn’t come to church. “stop it” says her mother or you’ll be taken too.
So many people crowding in, standing room only, everyone knowing the fate of those who don’t turn up.
The collection plate is passed around. With the sidesmen brandishing their revolvers, everyone leaps to put more money in. Write the cheque, sign away your life savings, better to have a life than life savings. The collection plate piled HIGH full of cheques.
Everywhere the inquisitors watch. books are burned. People shu
dder. but the trains run on time and the churches are full.
Hiss - isn’t it wonderful, every church is full --Hissss
No wept the Gallilean “this is not good. This is not what it is all about. This is not life in all its fullness. This is not a lifting up of the broken hearted, a comfort to the afflicted. This is….. You
hissss. you make things hard when they could be so easy.
The wizard of Gallillee waved his wand and nobody starved every again.
News reports blast it round the world - hunger has been ended! New scientific methods of production have led to bread for all. Those pictures we used to show you of children with starving bellies - it’s all over, food for all. Efficiency has led to bread for all.
hisss - turn those stones into bread - Hisss
Nobody starved ever again. Hissss. Efficiency has led to bread for all. Hissss
Miss Antony, no you cannot go to church and you cannot keep that bible. Religion is the opiate for the masses that dulls people’s hunger for the real thing they hunger for - Bread. Time spent singing and praying and meeting worshipers could be spent - baking. Those pages of that Holy Book you wish to read can be recycled into fertiliser for wheat. People don’t need stories, people don’t need words, people need Bread. The miracle of efficient modern production means nobody starves. We will not risk human kind’s greatest achievement just to indulge your quaint superstitions
Mr Smith this is the third time we have had to discipline you this month for talking rather than baking. There are twenty four hours in a day. In accordance with scientific guidance, 7 hours are assigned for sleep, 1 hour is asssigned for exercise, 2 hours are assigned for eating. Thirteen hours forty five are assigned for the production of bread. That leaves you with 15 minutes daily for recreation. Huger has been ended Mr Smith due to the miracle of Scientific production. Would you slack of your work just so you can chat and see someone starve. Yes, you say he is your friend, but friendships don’t keep people alive Mr Smith. Bread does. Bread alone.