Shekels Or Souls?
Pushed for time this week, I sat for a few moments and wondered which was the most important news item upon which I could write a few lines. This one sprang to mind.
Here in Wales, the Anglican Church – which we all know as The Church In Wales (don’t we?) – has come out and openly admitted that it invests its funds. That shows, like its Mother in England, it supports the system which has brought working people to their knees and close to poverty. Indeed, in many instances, there are wage-earning folk who are in poverty.
But, bless ‘em, our Church In Wales tells us that it invests its funds ethically.
All this on the heels of the Archbod of Canterbury telling the world that his organisation was setting out to beat the money-lenders Wonga at their own game. He said this would be done by the Anglicans going into the banking-business.
The – after there was a lot of criticism for that plan – he changed his (his Church’s?) mind and decided just to give financial advice to parishioners and recommend the existing Credit Unions.
Funny thing, religion.
So now I’m waiting for all professing Christians in Wales to help those about them who are suffering under the rotten capitalist system by ridding themselves of their worldly goods and giving them to the poor.
Somewhere in a thing called “The Bible”, I read of the early Christians “having all things in common”.
Come on, then, Wales – set a good Christian example to the rest of the world. Forget materialism. Be “in the world but not of it” and do what that bloke Jesus seems to have recommended: “Love thy neighbour as thyself”.