I say "dodgy" because this deal relied totally on being able to evict rent-controlled, war veteran tenants from the buildings, rip them out and convert them to "luxury apartments" at high rents. It is not just the church that has taken a hit - US government-controlled pension funds are up to their eyeballs in this deal.
If you want to hear the Archbishop of Canterbury lecturing every one on the ills of "secular greed," he is all over the internet and TV and has been since he discovered his congregation is shrinking with every dead octogenarian.
LOL Absolutely. Making fun of church is fun. I just found that when I use such a wording, I tend to feel accordingly, with all the consequences. Yet if I make an effort to word it differently, so do my feelings - and subsequently consequences. Does it make sense?
But for me there is not such a negative connotation to the word. I have recognized it as a feeling and identified it and expressed it in what I consider to be a healthy, non-violent way.
There is nothing good/bad/right/wrong in my emotions and I try to identify them and more importantly - recognize why I feel that way. I usually feel "better" once I get to the root cause of the feeling. Whether I was feeling "good" or "bad." I always like to determine "why?" There is no lingering hatred that has not been acknowledged - this is where the issues come I feel.
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