Michael Moore posted an editorial at the Huffington Post titled ‘For Those of You on Your Way to Church This Morning…‘  While Mr. Moore is indeed a film maker, it appears that he is attempting to take up a prophetic mantel in his newest film Capitalism: A Love Story.  I haven’t seen the film so I won’t to say any more, but I will point you to a couple lines from his article that will hopefully get you to read it…

‘Is capitalism a sin?’ I go on to ask, ‘Would Jesus be a capitalist?’ Would he belong to a hedge fund? Would he sell short? Would he approve of a system that has allowed the richest 1 percent to have more financial wealth than the 95 percent under them combined?

All the great religions are clear about one thing: It is evil to take the majority of the pie and leave what’s left for everyone to fight over. Jesus said that the rich man would have a very hard time getting into heaven. He told us that we had to be our brother’s and sister’s keepers and that the riches that did exist were to be divided fairly. He said that if you failed to house the homeless and feed the hungry, you’d have a hard time finding the pin code to the pearly gates.
For an editorial with under 500 words he does manage to echo 5 sayings of Jesus, 3 other biblical passages and share about his own Catholic religious identity.  Not bad for a socialist propaganda producer (jk).

Here’s an interview where Moore discusses his own religious convictions a bit more.  Personally I am not sure that ‘capitalism’ in general should be the target, but the particular form we currently have.  Well I’ll talk about that more later.  Any one seen the movie?  What did you think of the article?

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