Why I have little faith

And no, this post has nothing to do with God.  Everything’s fine there.  This is about my lack of faith in humanity – especially as portrayed here in the “civilized west.”
From the New York Times:

Exxon Posts Record 2008 Profit Despite Slip in 4th Quarter

If you work for big oil or in the highest echelons of our banking disaster, or a few other of the “privileged” sectors, everything just keeps getting better.  If you’re like the rest of us, you might be asking “how much is enough?”  How long will the obscenely rich let their greed “poison their souls?” (quoted from “A New Kind of Christian” by B. McLaren, p. 161)

And if that sounds like socialism… I’m all for it.  After all (notice the sarcasm), this thing called capitalism has worked SO well!

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