John Cleese, best known for his years with Monty Python, and his hit movies such as A Fish Called Wanda, has found a way to take advantage of huge tax breaks here in the U.S. Start a church.
“Now we’re here to call ourselves the church of JC Capitalist because here in the United States of America, Christian teaching is, of course, the cornerstone of the capitalist system. Televangelists, in particular, are setting a fine example to us all in the accumulation of great personal wealth, and illustrating the worldly rewards that real faith can bring us if we are truly humble, and have good marketing skills,” Cleese says in the video, dressed as some kind of pope.
“Now people have said to me quite critically that Christ spoke a lot about the poor so what is our church during about them? Well, as Christ himself so rightly said, ‘Blessed are the poor,’ so they’re all right. They will get their reward in heaven, no need to worry about them.”
He said that, of course, anyone who disagrees with him can go to hell, and “be tortured with red hot pointy things for ever and ever…”
Most importantly, though, and paramount to everything The Church of JC Capitalist stands for, Cleese pleads:
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