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Sunday, June 24, 2007
CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION A SIN?
According to Reuters the Pope has cautioned against buying cars "as a means for outshining other people and arousing a feeling of envy." Perhaps the Pope is unhappy with his Popemobile and wants Ferrari to give him one of their products to lift his image, to prove he's cool!
Does the Pope not realise that the whole economy of the Western World is based upon 'outshining' and 'creating envy' (it applies not only to cars but also to boats, houses, clothes, watches, etc)? Doesn't he realise that, should people listen to him and act accordingly, the whole of the capitalist world would collapse along with its small handful of anal-retentive rulers: the billionaires?
The Pope needs urgent re-education. Greed and Pretentiousness are next to Godliness!