Mix up money with the right ingredients, bake it in the oven of business and politics, and you get mammon
Then the gold standard is set: 'You cannot serve both God and mammon
Our culture entices us to serve mammon
, which I understand as business as usual - the accumulation of money and goods at the expense of future generations, of healthy ecosystems and human communities.
appears, in Book Two of Spenser's Faerie Queene, as a stubborn spokesman for the universal equivalent.
I'm an atheist but I find it sad that a Christian tradition that celebrates peace and goodwill to all men and the hope symbolised by the birth of a baby, has again been so thoroughly hijacked by Mammon
The Luftwaffe couldn''t do it in 1941 But now I hear a rumour: I fear St Luke's could soon be gone The bombed-out church, memorial to men who gave their lives Defending their loved ones left behind, parents, children and wives Within its grounds, the bustle and sound of passing traffic is muted Its walls resist the turns and twists of time: memories are rebooted Peace and tranquillity, an oasis of calm can be found Amongst the weeds and worn flagstones of its hallowed ground Yet Mammon
rears its ugly head "A buyer for this building must be found
The trio proceed to rip-off a series of customers including Dapper, a female law clerk with a gambling habit subjected to humiliating rituals so the Queen of Fairies will help her, gagged and hidden in a privy; to the pimp-like businessman Sir Epicure Mammon
looking for the philosopher's stone and sexual fulfilment with Doll.
There was also great energy from Kolade Agboke as Sir Epicure Mammon
, Tom Peters as Subtle and Andrew Harrison as Face.
As Landreth puts it early in The Face of Mammon
, the "subject of this book" will be "the discursive effects of the presence or absence of coin.
He offers a tale of two cities in history (Babylon and Jerusalem), asks if Mohammed is actually one of the prophets, discusses the choice before human beings (caliph or king), explores the hijira (exodus) from Babel to Jerusalem and from Mecca to Medina, examines the ideals and the reality of the promised city, describes Solomon and the Queen of Sheba/Bilqis in Jerusalem, and describes violence in the city, a prayer of intercession for the city of Sodom, mammon
and Moloch, how the victory over the city is viewed, and to whom the victory belongs.
Batman owes his powers to Mammon
and does his best in a world already damned.
has an entire political party, hand in hand with a religious fundamentalist creed (God rewards the good in this world with this world's goods), scooping up the cream and leaving the middle class with 2 percent, the working class with 1 percent and the poor and unemployed with sour milk.