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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 08:43 PM

4. "Been Going on Forever", yep.


Thanks Curmudge.

To be honest, I'm an agnostic so the subject of religion is fairly neutral for me. Interesting but not in any obsessive way.

Yet religion can be and has been used for political purposes, which is the larger perspective of my original post.

I can understand the "Who Cares" comment you stated somewhat differently

But like I said, religion is interesting to me in a larger social context, especially the aspect of Intolerance prevalent among the Fundamentalists.

Regarding Religion and Greed:

Religious hypocrisy isn't new, hence the term Sanctimony. There aren't many incidents given in the new testament of anger on the part of Jesus.

Throwing "Money Changers" from the temple was a metaphor for using religion as a money making enterprise. Placing money before god (or people), in that context, becomes worship of wealth as a replacement.

"Greed is Good" to paraphrase Gordon Gekko regarding Wall Street, per the above post

And great wealth is "Godly" by the standards of those who worship it

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