A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 04, 2023
“Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. It’s what Jesus would have done”

“Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. It’s what Jesus would have done” and “Celebrate Holy Week. Flog a banker” are sayings that have been printed on many images. Jesus drove money changers from the Temple, according to all four canonical gospels of the New Testament.
     
“CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK BY FLOGGING A BANKER. IT’S WHAT JESUS WOULD HAVE DONE” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Stephen Stewart on April 15, 2014. “CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK. FLOG A BANKER” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Phil Maylor on APril 15, 2014. It’s uncertain who originated both of these memes.
   
       
Wikipedia: Cleansing of the Temple
The cleansing of the Temple narrative tells of Jesus expelling the merchants and the money changers from the Temple, and is recounted in all four canonical gospels of the New Testament. The scene is a common motif in Christian art.
 
In this account, Jesus and his disciples travel to Jerusalem for Passover, where Jesus expels the merchants and consumers from the temple, accusing them of turning it into “a den of thieves” (in the Synoptic Gospels) and “a house of trade” (in Gospel of John) through their commercial activities.
(...)
Butler University professor James F. McGrath explains that the animal sales were related to selling animals for use in the animal sacrifices in the Temple. He also explains that the moneychangers in the temple existed to convert the many currencies in use into the accepted currency for paying the Temple taxes. E. P. Sanders and Bart Ehrman say that Greek and Roman currency was converted to Jewish and Tyrian money.
 
A common interpretation is that Jesus was reacting to the practice of money changers routinely cheating the people, but Marvin L. Krier Mich observes that a good deal of money was stored at the temple, where it could be loaned by the wealthy to the poor who were in danger of losing their land to debt.
 
Twitter
david bechtel
@insomniousdream
Celebrate Holy Week By Flogging A Banker;
It’s What Jesus Would Do.
https://facebook.com/mattymcdonald/posts/10152070188522807:0
Thanks @Matt_McDonald_
1:45 PM · Apr 14, 2014
 
Twitter
The New Agora and The New Now Online
@TheNewAgora
WWJD? Celebrate holy week by flogging a banker! http://fb.me/6PvBE2ZPX
9:25 AM · Apr 15, 2014
 
Twitter
🇺🇲 Jon M ☃️🌨️
@jonnycharisma17
Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. It’s what Jesus would do.
3:47 PM · Apr 15, 2014
 
Twitter
Stephen Stewart
@stewartetcie
Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. It’s what Jesus would have done.
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK BY
FLOGGING A BANKER
IT’S WHAT JESUS WOULD
HAVE DONE
4:50 PM · Apr 15, 2014
 
Twitter
Phil Maylor
@Maylor
Celebrate Holy Week - Flog a Banker #WWJD #OccupyJerusalem
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK
FLOG A BANKER
5:58 PM · Apr 15, 2014
     
Twitter
Raimo Kangasniemi
@rk70534
Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker - it’s what Jesus would have done http://twitpic.com/e18wht via
@TwitPic #Banksters
6:17 PM · Apr 15, 2014
         
Twitter
Phil Maylor
@Maylor
Celebrate Holy Week - Flog a Banker #WWJD #OccupyJerusalem
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK
FLOG A BANKER
8:33 AM · Apr 16, 2014
 
Twitter
At BruceMcF At ExtinctElephant Dot Social
@BruceMcF
Overheard on FB:
Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. Remember, it’s what Jesus would do.
7:53 AM · Mar 29, 2018
 
iFunny
dionysianmasks
29 mar 2021
CELEBRATE HOLY WEE FLOGGING A BANKER SS AFTER ALL IT’S WHAT JESUS WOULD ‘VE DONE!
   
Twitter
Conrad Barwa
@ConradkBarwa
“Celebrate Holy Week by flogging a banker. It’s what Jesus would have done.”
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK BY
FLOGGING A BANKER
IT’S WHAT JESUS WOULD
HAVE DONE
7:36 PM · Apr 20, 2021
 
Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK BY
FLOGGING A BANKER
IT’S WHAT JESUS WOULD
HAVE DONE
4:11 PM · Apr 3, 2023

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