The idolatry and heresy of capitalist-market worshiping religionists

Religious fundamentalists, particularly (but not limited to) evangelical Christians, like to regulate, control and curtail all forms of human behavior and thought usually based on extremely narrow, literalist interpretations of scripture. However, these same religious fundamentalists have no problem in withdrawing every regulation on modern economic activity, allowing corporations and market forces to run riot over society unchecked, being that these people are locked-jawed, staunch capitalists (hence servants of the devil) railing against any attempt to curtail market forces and the wrecking-machine known as capital, i.e. the system of the antichrist. Besides being caught in some warped contradictory loop in what they profess and what they do, which is usually a solid indicator as to whose team they are actually batting for, these people are a classic embodiment of what defines idolatry and heresy. As far as I am concerned, socialism is the closest model to what godliness is supposed to be about on the social plane. As such Protestant prosperity theology fundalooniests and associated kin should go and chew on a few of the NT sayings of Jesus (ع) himself, such as "blessed are the poor in spirit" (Matthew 5:3), "...it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven..." and similar, not to mention the story about Jesus' conniption at the usurers and money lenders in the Temple when he went rock star on them, all being unequivocal confirmation by the Lord himself acknowledging the reality of class war -- and guess where the Lord stands: he stands with class warriors fighting/standing against the rich, the arrogant, the elites and their entrenched, unchecked, material power (i.e. the mustakbirun). The message of the Qur'an is exactly the same.

As for those Muslims who think market capitalism is the best thing since sliced bread, well, these people are out and out mushrikun (associaters) in my Book.

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