[Read more…] about Jupiter and Fraud
Jupiter had a potion of fraud and hypocrisy made but too much was made and the unused part went to tailors. There’s knavery in all trades; most in tailors.
It is natural to be a knave; men must rise above.
[Read more…] about The Seller of Images
A seller had an image of Mercury and claimed it gave riches. When asked why he was selling he said he needed riches now and not later when the image worked.
When you lie, you often have to expand the lie.
[Read more…] about The Man and The Wooden God
A Man prayed to a wooden God to no avail. One day he threw the idol so hard it broke and inside he found coins. Strange way to answer prayers.
People expect religion to give them profit.
[Read more…] about The Philosopher, The Ants, and Mercury
A Philosopher saw a shipwreck. While musing on the fate of the vessel a swarm of Ants approach and one bit him. He stomped on them all. Hypocrite.
Act as you profess to believe.