“The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalance and, above all, their lack of concern for human beings.” - Pope Francis quoted by Robert Scheer on truthdigOutside of your immediate family and friends, people don't really care about other people. We say we care, but really who has time to do anything about the wars and slaughtering and famines that are devastating zillions of people as we speak? I mean that's why we have government emissaries and armies and pay taxes and make donations and all that. Nevermind that it often seems to cause more harm than good.
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