“businessman of God” opens Nasdaq market..

They were only pretending on Monday at the NYSE, but today the First and deputy First Ministers did open the Nasdaq market.. really. The official statement has the expected pleas for investment.. but the photo in this BBC report captures what seems to have been an unscripted moment, via the Times Square subtitles, as the First Minister of the NI Executive appears to have told the assembled businessmen, “I am a businessman of God..” And speaking of The Donald [*ahem* – Ed], it’s reported that the First Minister has spoken on behalf of the Executive.. and has told the billionaire property developer that his proposed golf course, and no doubt the associated development, would be welcomed by Northern Ireland ministers. Or perhaps just that they would be of a mind to welcome it.. Adds Meanwhile, here..The Northern Ireland Bureau representatives also posed for some photos

And did the tourist thing..

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  • Ulster’s my homeland

    “I am a businessman of God..” it seems somewhat arrogant, however on a biblical note he’s right “For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13v1)

  • DC

    Well there’s a rather un-Godly chap standing beside him.

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    DC [i]”Well there’s a rather un-Godly chap standing beside him.” [/i]

    True, but the devil doesn’t win

  • DC

    So Christian philosophy is associated with winning and losing.

    They both share the same office with same responsibility, so surely one’s actions force an impression on the other.

  • jaffa

    What do the hand signals mean? I recognize Martin’s but what is Ian referring to with his “it’s just this big” gesture?

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    DC [i]”So Christian philosophy is associated with winning and losing.”[/i]

    I believe so. Born sinners in the flesh and offered eternal life through the spirit.

    “[i]They both share the same office with same responsibility, so surely one’s actions force an impression on the other.[/i]”

    I want to back-up somewhat to how they got into office. They both claim it was the work of the British and Irish Governments. Romans13v2 says, “Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” According to this passage concerning the law of the land, they did no wrong concerning this current agreement at Stormont. If anyone is at risk scripturally, it’s the British and Irish Governments.

    Getting back to your point about sharing office and one’s actions force an impression on the other, I agree fully. However, Good might overcome the evil, so give it some time. Martin might just see the light, he keeps talking about truth and reconciliation, he just hasn’t acted it out yet, so who knows.

  • joeCanuck

    Businessman of god?
    I wonder does he sell indulgences. I need a few.

  • Ulster’s my homeland

    @ joeCanuck, not that again.

  • Sam Hanna

    A most ungodly action by a “Man of God.”

    Maybe Ian would like to explain what he will say to all those he has castigated for having fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness after his love in with serial murderer, McGuiness and serial adulterer, Trump.

  • Comrade Stalin

    More loving your fellow man I see there, Sam.

  • Sober up, you lot.

    It’s only mid-week, and you’re in this state already.

    Look: did you miss the invitation for US investment, as pontificated by the Financial Times, yesterday (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6934bca0-a20c-11dc-a13b-0000779fd2ac.html), and pretty well every other news source?

    The aim of the game is to hoover up any loose change left over from the RoI raid. We, in NI, will take anything. We can’t offer the kind of tax-shelter they’ve got down south (Microsoft putting half a billion though a tax lawyer’s mailbox), but we’ll do our best to sell out. Offers for grannies well received.

    So, since the respectable bods in the NYSE aren’t biting, here we are at NASDAQ …

    Please … pretty please.

  • red branch

    “the powers that be are ordained of God”

    To many Christians use this when they support those in power, but as Martin McGuiness is equal in power and glory to Ian Paisley then the logic has to be that he too, has been ordained of God to be Deputy First Minister!

    For those who may now not sleep well tonight just remember – even the Kings of the old testament, all annointed by God to serve, were not all good, some were down right evil.Remember King Ahab, he did more evil in the sight of the lord than all those that went before.

    So being in power, although ordained by God, does not automatically award God’s approval.

    In fact God may allow evil rules to teach countries lessons – so be better watch out!

  • Cavan, South Ulster’s my homeland

    Is Paisley pointing out the size of his member?

  • Diluted Orange

    [i]Is Paisley pointing out the size of his member?[/i]

    No just the amount of credibility he has left

  • hotdogx

    if god is the only power, jaysus i could pray to get some help with my ESB bill