Man who lives in gilded halls and sits on a throne of gold chastizes the world for worshipping money.

So, this happened.

The pope, who later celebrated Mass for some 300,000 people outside the city’s cathedral, told them: “We don’t want this globalised economic system which does us so much harm. Men and women have to be at the centre (of an economic system) as God wants, not money.”

“The world has become an idolator of this god called money,” he said.

Yes, the head of the Catholic Church, one of the most obscenely wealthy organizations on earth, is concerned that people worship money.  Just like Kanye West thinks people are too arrogant nowadays.

Now I know what you’re going to say: the Catholic Church is smart with its money and uses it to feed the starving before indulging in any frivolities.  To that, I can only direct you back to the title of this article.  Also lawsuits because the Church shielded child rapists.

Francis said this in response to poverty he had seen.  To which I can only offer this suggestion, if the pope really thinks the accumulation of wealth is a moral failing:

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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