Saturday, February 14, 2009

British Cardinal: Recession Marks the End of "Selfish Capitalism"; "Capitalism Needs To Be Underpinned With Regulation and a Moral Purpose". Really?

Hmm... There's a reason why separation of church and state exists.

Politicians should stay out religious business, and religious leaders should not discuss politics.

From Times Online:

Pride, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth: sometimes it feels as if Britain is in the grip of the seven deadly sins. There are arrogant politicians, greedy bankers, lecherous television presenters, furious trade unionists, obese children, competitive shoppers and an underclass of people who do not work. To the doom-mongers, British society is not broken, it is shattered.

According to the Archbishop of Westminster, the economic downturn could be the very thing that brings us to our senses. “It's the end of a certain kind of selfish capitalism,” Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said. “This particular recession is a moment - a kairos - when we have to reflect as a country on what are the things that nourish the values, the virtues, we want to have ... Capitalism needs to be underpinned with regulation and a moral purpose.”

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