Comment 29822

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2009 at 17:37:59

I'm a Catholic too (not a very good one). I have to say, I don't recall any teachings about rejecting material wealth. In fact, many of my fellow parishoners were very well to do. I have a friend who is very religious, a member of some Evangelical order of some sort. He has a theory that most folks pray for selfish 'needs' - more money, a new sofa, etc. He says he knows this because of all the prayer meetings he's held, and the folks he talks to in his church. I am skeptical of this idea that religion is encouraging a less material way of life.

There seems to be a lot of commentary these days that capitalism will be changed forever after this recession. London in England is bracing for some tempestuous demonstrations next week. Evidently the UK banking system was less shored up that the US one. And now the middle and working classes are looking for scapegoats.

This wake up call was a long time coming.

These are interesting times.

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