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Man sells 200,000 of gold for charity after Damascene conversion
Telegraph UK ^ | JUly 1, 2014 | Miranda Prynne,

Posted on 07/01/2014 2:15:16 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Mystery collector sells hoard of gold worth £200,000 and gives the proceeds to charity after picking up the Bible and reading the teachings of Jesus

A man walked into an auction house with a rucksack containing £200,000 of gold which he sold off for charity after undergoing a Damascene conversion which persuaded him to “give to the poor”.

The mystery owner claimed he had kept the collection of rings, sovereigns and ingots under his bath at home but decided to part with the valuables after reading the Bible and “seeing the light”.

The valuables raised £200,000 for a local charity when they were sold at Charles Hanson’s auction house in Etwall, Derbyshire, last Friday.

Mr Hanson said the collector asked for his identity and the chosen charity to be kept secret.

Valuer Edward Rycroft was on duty at a Hansons' Friday valuation day when the man walked in with the gold which “resembled a modern-day Saxon hoard”.

The collector told him he had kept the hoard hidden in the bathroom of his Derby home.

Mr Hanson said the "act of kindness" came after the collector picked up a Bible and randomly opened it up at Jesus's advice to the Rich Man, whom he told: "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven."

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1 posted on 07/01/2014 2:15:16 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
gives the proceeds to charity after picking up the Bible and reading the teachings of Jesus

Pick up the Bible and read about Jesus, then give your money to the poor.

Pick up a Koran and read about Muhammand, then walk into a crowd of infidels and blow yourself up.

2 posted on 07/01/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Are you trying to say that there is a difference between Christianity and Islam?!?! How intolerant of you, you racist Islamophobic bigot!!!! /s


3 posted on 07/01/2014 2:22:05 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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