Religious Leaders Slam Bankers
by George Washington
Church of England: Bankers Should Repent
We’ve extensively documented that Jesus, his apostles, and ancient Jewish leaders would all be furious with modern bankers.
We’ve also noted that the first Christians and Jews insisted on debt forgiveness as one of their core tenants. Indeed, the founders of all of the great religions taught that forgiveness of debt is the core of spirituality.
Usury was condemned by virtually all of the world’s religions.
And Dante’s Inferno is populated largely with usurers, misers and other “financial sinners”.
It’s not just the ancients …
The Church of England recently submitted comments to the British parliamentary commission investigating the Libor rate-fixing scandal and other recent banking misdeeds, saying that bankers should repent:
The question is not whether systems have been adequate to identify and deal with the bad apples but whether the whole orchard needs replanting.