Religion sometimes appears terrifying because it is anxious about mankind. In 16th-century Elizabethan England, when the Puritans were beginning to infiltrate the body of Protestantism, preachers saw the Devil everywhere: on Sundays, on ordinary days, in clothing, drinks and in enjoyment. Particularly in the theatre.
The playhouses, said John Northbrooke, an empassioned preacher, are where Satan moves speedily. There, he wrote in a pamphlet in 1577, the Devil…
I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.
Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.