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By Ian Stewart   November 2005

The virtue of greed Gillian Bates, the richest woman in the world, recently became a convert to the Church of the Sacred Seven. Prospect has obtained from confidential sources a transcript of her first sin assessment, the Church’s equivalent of a confessional.

Brother Kevin: The Church of the Sacred Seven, Sister Gill, holds the seven deadly sins to be the greatest threat to our souls. Do you know which of the seven sins is the one that most imperils your own soul?

Sister Gill: The sin of greed, Brother?

Kevin: Exactly.?

Gill: What must I do to be free…

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