Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Golden Calf Today

“The financial crisis which we are experiencing makes us forget that its ultimate origin is to be found in a profound human crisis...We have created new idols. The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly humane goal.”

Karl Marx? Sartre? Amy Goodman? No, Pope Francis. Amen.

As I wrote when he was appointed, it wasn't a big deal he was from Latin America per se, but it was a big deal that he was a Jesuit, with loose ties to liberation theology.

 Rabbi Rockower is of the Jewish liberation theology school.

"And what, my dear brothers was the cause of all this discord, this conflict of interests, of all this degradation of public conduct? The cause of it was that a sordid materialism had spread through the country like an epidemic. And what is materialism if not a turning away from God."
-Sartre, Troubled Sleep

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