“My point is I’ve got no bias against it*, quite the contrary, and I was literally stunned** by what I read in that Reuters report. Because if it weren’t for capitalism, there wouldn’t be a Catholic Church***.”
* “no bias against it” appears to, in fact, mean “no knowledge of it”. Now that he is acquiring a bit of knowledge of it, he is discovering that he is, in fact, deeply biased against it by his ideological commitments he previously assumed the Catholic Church must entirely share.
**He was not, in fact, literally stunned.
***Jesus, not Capitalism, is in fact the reason for the Catholic Church’s existence. Replacing Jesus with Mammon as the basis for the Catholic Church’s existence is, in fact, blasphemous idolatry–excusable only by an ignorance so profound and stygian that you have to wonder if his mother ever read him “You cannot serve God and Mammon” when he was five.
And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:16-26)