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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:14 PM

 

What would the ramifications be if Capitalism were declared to be a religious belief?

Is it too amorphous for that to practically ever happen? What laws would be invalidated under the Separation/Establishment Clause?

I am convinced at this point that Capitalism is a collection of myths and legends on par with the most superstitious aspects of organized religion.

Edited to add: yeah, I'm sure there could be negative consequences, too. I'm not sure what they would be, though.

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Reply What would the ramifications be if Capitalism were declared to be a religious belief? (Original post)
Zalatix Oct 2012 OP
tama Oct 2012 #1
JaneyVee Oct 2012 #2
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #3
cali Oct 2012 #4
Zalatix Oct 2012 #5

Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. Capitalists could be given religious sanctuary

 

preferably on some remote barren island to enjoy their religious freedom to worship capital. By themselves, without the involuntary help of working class slaves to feed them.

Something tells me that the capitalistic religion would not pass a Darwin test, but it would be a social experiment worth watching...

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:40 PM

2. It already is a religious belief.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:41 PM

3. And their god is Mammon.

 

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Response to Zalatix (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 03:57 PM

4. I'm sorry but that's absurd

 

first of all, of course that's never going to happen- anymore than psychology will be declared a religious belief. Quite simply, by no definition, in any culture, is Capitalism a religious belief.

This sort of argument remind me of when I was a child and would say things like "money isn't real".

It really doesn't matter a tinker's fart what you're convinced of. It's what is held collectively that counts.

You can bay from the tallest building from now until you draw your last breath that Capitalism is a religious belief and it will still be pointless.

Honesty, I don't understand why anyone as bright as you are, engages in this sort of sophistry.

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:39 PM

5. Nobody's saying it would actually happen. It's fun to discuss.

 

And discussing Capitalism as a superstition rather than a "legitimate thing" is incredibly fun to troll Freepers and Looneytarians with, too.

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