Pope criticises pursuit of wealth

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Raptor Deus, Oct 6, 2008.

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

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    Pope criticises pursuit of wealth
    Pope Benedict XVI
    The Pope says God's word is the only veritable reality to build on

    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".

    The Pope said that people should instead base their lives on God's word.

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

    'Building on sand'

    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".

    When he opened the Synod on Sunday, the Pope attacked modern culture, saying that "nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity under the harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture".


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7654878.stm


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    Is he suggesting failure is the cure? lol

    Unreal
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  2. Sweet. Not as bad as converting poor Africans in AIDS-stricken nations and then admonishing them not to wear condoms. Cuz, y'know, the Pope - he still does that.
     
  3. euclid

    euclid

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    Jesus
     
  5. The Pope is basically a Socialist..
     
  6. bit

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    Wealth is the root of all evil, which is why the Church recommends that you give your money to them - they have resources to contain that evil.
     
  7. That's right. PURGE YOURSELF OF YOUR EVIL and give it to the church! LOL...

    Priests have been able to afford a lot of lap dances based upon THAT concept... :D
     
  8. Not true, and this is often miss quoted, but the catholic church is a joke and an embarrassment.
     
  9. funny considering that the catholic church is one of the wealthiest entities on earth,
     
  10. Take the Pope's words regarding grain of sand with a grain of salt.
     
    #10     Oct 6, 2008