Goldman Sachs Official Says Jesus Embraced Greed

Matt Taibbi writes:

I didn’t believe this story was true at first — thought it had to be a spoof. But it turns out to be true. The great banks of the world have gone on a p.r. counteroffensive in Europe, and are sending spokescrooks in shiny suits into churches to persuade the masses that Christ would have approved of the latest round of obscene bonuses.

Goldman Sachs international adviser Brian Griffiths explains it this way: that Christ’s famous injunction to love others as one would love oneself actually means that one should love oneself as one would love oneself. This seemingly baffling outburst by a Goldman executive in what appears to have been a prepared speech — someone actually wrote this, and thought about it, before saying it out loud — gets even weirder when one tries to figure out what could possibly have motivated this person, and by extension his employer Goldman Sachs, to make such statements in such a place as St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Disinfo’s Joe points out at Mutate that the Griffiths has a connection to the political cult The Family:

This shouldn’t be surprising for anyone who has read Jeff Sharlet’s book _The Family_. This rhetoric is straight out of their play book. This guy is likely a member (he *spoke at* the funeral of Wallace Haines, The Family’s ‘man in Europe’, in 2007). http://www.wallacehaines.com/inmemoryof.htm

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    I don't know about Christ, but Christianity sure has.
    stadium churches are much more christian the food pantries and soup kitchens these days.

    • Word Eater

      If Jesus were to see the mega churches of today, he would go in to kick some serious ass.

      The money lenders in the temple ain't got nuthin' on the consumerism of today's “faithful” who have no idea what the Jesus of the Bible really says and simply ingest whatever their charismatic leader tells them is the truth.

  • gnj

    These so-called Christians disgust me. One minute they're trying to tell me what I can and cannot do and the next they're perpetrating mass fraud and robbing us all blind.

  • Monkey’s Uncle

    How could an allegorical myth figure embrace such? IMO, this is exceptional proof of fundamentalist/litteralist folly. I’d piss on the bankers, but since they are a part of the all… I’d be pissing on myself. So instead I will sit here in defiance and contemplate my navel a little while longer.

  • Monkey's Uncle

    How could an allegorical myth figure embrace such? IMO, this is exceptional proof of fundamentalist/litteralist folly. I'd piss on the bankers, but since they are a part of the all… I'd be pissing on myself. So instead I will sit here in defiance and contemplate my navel a little while longer.

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