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I was wondering about that and why this part of the Bible was never or rarely mentioned. Even looking at the follwing message, that part of seems not to be mentioned.

In Christmas Message, German Churches Attack 'Greed Culture' | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 24.12.2008

In their Christmas message, Germany's Protestant and Catholic churches warned that "money has become God"and called for a return to non-materialistic values and urged bank managers to be more prudent.

Wolfgang Huber, Germany's top Protestant Bishop, on Wednesday sharply criticized the strong profit-driven focus and "culture of greed " of individual bank managers and executives.

Huber, who represents around 25 million Protestants in Germany, said banks needed to give more priority to "sustainable value-building" rather than to short-term financial gain and hefty bonuses for its managers.

"Money has become akin to God in the current situation," Huber told daily Berliner Zeitung.

by Fran on Thu Dec 25th, 2008 at 09:03:42 AM EST

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