Just a thought – 74 years ago I was 5/6 years old and went to the Baptise Church Sunday School in Church Road Teddington. After singing hymns and a prayer we walked round for the collection singing –
“Dropping, dropping, dropping hear the pennies fall, every one for Jesus, he shall have them all”
Story time came. We were told a missionary would take our pennies to Africa for the poor undernourished orphans. We were shown pictures of natives in grass skirts and loin cloths, carrying shields and spears in war paint and told how the tribes kill each other.
Now in 2014 we are bombarded by Television advertisements to give £2 or £3 a month to help the poor undernourished orphans left by the ‘Warring factions’ (Tribes?) using combat gear and weapons sold to them by the ‘Civilised Countries’ to feed the greedy arms salesmen, wealth makers and bankers.
Another song “…when will they ever learn, when will they e-ver learn….”