BBC news reported Monday that Pope Benedict XVI told a meeting of bishops that the pursuit of money and wealth is pointless.
He says that the current financial crisis is proof of this. That the banking institutions going under, being nationalised or taken over are proof of this.
And here's the catch: He says that instead of pursuing wealth, people should base their lives on God's word. But, as the spokesman for God, wouldn't that effectively mean people would be basing their lives on what he, the Pope, says?
I agree that people SOLELY shouldn't pursue wealth, but ol' Benedict here is being a bit of a hypocrite. Take a look at his shiny, expensive looking hat:
Oh, and the current economic climate isn't "proof" that people shouldn't pursue wealth and should, instead, pursue God. It's proof that, as a collective of thinking, free-minded individuals, society as a whole is undergoing evolution.
We're adapting to change as time moves forward. Unlike religion.
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