November 28, 2011

Face It: England Now Worships Money

Savitri Hensman, Guardian

Protesters camping outside St Paul's Cathedral have been urged by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson: "In the name of God and mammon, go." It's an odd comment, given Jesus's remark in the Gospels that "no one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money", and the warning (long attributed to St Paul) that "the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils".

In the England census few, if any, people list their religion as worship of mammon. What might it be like if this were a major national faith?

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