The Wheel of Fortune

January 3, 2008

Povertarians reach point at everyone else with their gold, bony fingers:

“The Archbishop of Canterbury told the faithful on Christmas Day that unless human beings abandon our greed, we will be responsible for the death of the planet.

Hmm. I’m not sure that I can take a lecture on greed from a man who heads one of the western world’s richest institutions. As we huddle under a patio heater to stay warm while having a cigarette in the rain, his bishops are living in palatial splendour with banqueting halls, wondering where to invest the next billion.”

As the world economy faces the coming economic downturn I expected that the church aristocracy would begin to preach poverty, but I hadn’t expected them to use the environment to make their point.

Of course, this is nothing new. We can expect that priests and preachers will begin to start lecturing us on how poor Jesus was, instead of the rich man he was supposed to be during the Prosperity give-us-a-hundred-so-that-God-will-give-you-a-thousand trend.

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