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Published:March 12th, 2009 12:15 EST

Cardinal: Unscrupulous Bankers Should Ask God For Forgiveness

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Unscrupulous bankers responsible for unleashing the global financial crisis should ask for forgiveness from God, a leading U.S. cardinal said on Wednesday." Reuters

Cardinal James Francis Stafford should busy himself counting how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, and leave the global financial mess to the experts.

Theologians are always interjecting God into complex matters where the Almighty is simply not in the mix. If a priest wants to discuss economics he should invoke the names of Milton Friedman and John Maynard Keynes, and leave Jesus out of the equation. What would Jesus do about the economic crisis? The carpenter from Nazareth wouldn`t have a clue; I`d rather trust on the experience and wisdom of Obama`s economic gurus

It`s regular people who are struggling to pay their bills who are the victims of unscrupulous bankers, what the hell does God have to do with it?

I don`t give a flying fig if a greedy banker asks God for forgiveness, that`s not going to help resolve the economic crisis. I`d be happier if the greedy bankers asked the American public for forgiveness, and gave their money to feed the poor and shelter the homeless.