Capitalist Idolatry



aka Eschatologuy

Of all the idols of modern man, Capitalism may be one of the most challenging to overcome. Not because the wickedness of Capitalism is not manifest, for it is (and we will demonstrate this in today’s episode), but because it has been sold as the only alternative to Communism — a system so wicked that no Christian can possibly support it. Yet the choice is not binary, and those who would claim that it is seek to mislead the Christian into supporting a system that is, in point of fact, anti-Christ.

It is the lack of concern for one’s neighbor — a feature built into the Capitalist system and inextricable from it — that should immediately raise alarm bells for the Christian man. Under Capitalism, it is the maximum extraction of profit (itself a dubious category, insofar as it is a vague term) that serves as guiding principle, and yet this is an alien and hostile thing to the Christian system of ethics and morality. Need it even be said that the extraction of maximized profits runs diametrically counter to the second-greatest commandment:

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Throughout the pages of Scripture, God repeatedly states His concern for the poor, the needy, and the exploited, and yet Capitalism relies, in no small part, upon the extraction of profits from those very categories of the most vulnerable. Ours is not a Marxist critique of Capitalism, but a Christian one. The central question: Is Capitalism compatible with Christianity? We answer in the negative.

Mammon is an old god, an idol served by many men from may nations across many centuries. The love of money is not the root of all evils, but, in the words of Scripture, it is certainly the root of many evils, and, in fact, may serve as the stumbling stone upon which faith may founder:

»For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.«
— 1 Timothy 6:10 (ESV)

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5 Replies to “Capitalist Idolatry”

  1. Another eye-opener.
    The defining point of capitalism is by no means “private property” as one would think, but rather a luciferian vision of society where everyone tries to make as much profit as they can as fast as they can, with little regard for the neighbour and (ideally) no interference whatsoever by the left hand kingdom.
    Needless to say this clashes head on with the Bible on basically every point.

    PS: I was thinking stone choir and its fan base have all the right ingredients for the best discord server ever. Or something larger.


    1. Discord is not particularly friendly to the Right (many or even most of the mods are literal Marxists), so it is best to avoid that platform. There is a Telegram channel (link available in the site navigation), and we will consider other options in the future if warranted.


  2. This made me think of Jonathan Richman, an American folk singer. He’s got a song called “Corner Store” mourning the loss of the small corner store and it’s replacement by a mall. He’d rather walk farther and pay more to be able to get back the old corner store.

    (And, incidentally has another song (“My Jeans”) in which he’s trying to buy a new pair of Wranglers.)


  3. I think that 90% of the problems you describe in this podcast would be severely curtailed if usury was banned.


    1. The fundamental problem would be that Capitalism depends upon debt and interest as a core matter — you will never be rid of usury while maintaining Capitalism.