In the National Post, Charles Lewis writes about those who would use Christianity to justify high salaries:

With the world creeping out of a recession and with the economic future of so many people uncertain, perhaps the last thing an ordinary mortal would want to hear is that earning enormous sums does not conflict with the teachings of Jesus.

It’s a message that would confuse many devout Christians. So much of what Jesus preaches in the Gospels appears hostile to the wealthy. Rich man wants to get into heaven? Good luck. It would be easier for a camel to walk through an eye of a needle. Want to follow Jesus? No problem, provided you give up all your possessions. And Pope Benedict, for one, has criticized the raw pursuit of wealth.

But is there merit in the bank executives’ message? Can Christianity and pure capitalism coexist?

Read the full article here.