Pope Condemns Capitalist Rat Race

Come on, you didn’t think the synod under way would produce something fun? I want to hear Bill Maher’s response.

The global financial crisis is proof that the pursuit of money and success is pointless, Pope Benedict XVI has told a meeting of bishops in Rome.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church said that the disappearance of money as banks collapsed showed that wealth meant “nothing”.

… Those who think that “concrete things we can touch are the surest reality” are deceiving themselves, he said.

The crisis in the financial industry has seen billions of dollars wiped off the value of shares, and a number of seemingly untouchable banking institutions have been taken over, nationalised, or have collapsed.

Speaking to the bishops assembled at the Vatican, Pope Benedict said those who seek “success, career or money are building on sand”.

via BBC NEWS: Pope criticises pursuit of wealth

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