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Millionaire Michael Moore Calls Capitalism Un-Christian (BARF!)
Washington Examiner via FoxNews ^ | September 27, 2011 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 09/27/2011 7:13:21 AM PDT by maggief

..[Piers] Morgan asked Moore about his opposition to capitalism, especially given Moore's financial success as a filmmaker. When asked if his movie-making amounted to a capitalist endeavor, Moore replied "Is it really?" He then noted that "the only reason I do well is because people want to see my movies," before indicting the modern financial system as a corruption of capitalism, a "shell game."

As Moore concluded his remarks on capitalism, he said that "it's not American." Additionally, he said "it's not Christian or Jewish," after citing 46 million poor people that Moore believes the capitalist economic system neglects. "None of the major religions, in fact they all," Moore said, "say it's one of the worst sins you could commit, is to take such a large piece of the pie while others suffer."

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KEYWORDS: communist; fauxprole; michaelmoore; nomoore
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1 posted on 09/27/2011 7:13:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Anti-capitalist: Michael Moore made a surprise visit to Occupy Wall Street protesters last night where he said Americans have no say over how the economy is run

2 posted on 09/27/2011 7:14:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Oh? and what church do you belong to Michael? the church of the slimy slug?


3 posted on 09/27/2011 7:15:45 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: maggief
Please, no pic...Ouch!

Too late. :(

4 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maggief

2 Corinthians 9:7

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maggief
The phrase pot calling kettle black applies here, considering how many millions he earned from the "documentaries" he made....
6 posted on 09/27/2011 7:16:50 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: maggief

So why doesn’t this fat tub of crap give away all of his money? What a loser.


7 posted on 09/27/2011 7:17:29 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: maggief

He’s worth about $50 million because of Capitalism, I notice he hasn’t donated it to the poor or anything.


8 posted on 09/27/2011 7:17:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: maggief

bark barf alert.


9 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:29 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: maggief
When asked if his movie-making amounted to a capitalist endeavor, Moore replied "Is it really?" He then noted that "the only reason I do well is because people want to see my movies,"

(*facepalm*)

Let me try that:

BP Oil Exec: "The only reason I do well is because people want to buy my oil."

Coca-Cola Exec: "The only reason I do well is because people want to buy my cola."

Pardon me, but: isn't that almost a text-book definition of "capitalism"? Maybe it's just me...
10 posted on 09/27/2011 7:18:57 AM PDT by paladinan (Rule #1: There is a God. Rule #2: It isn't you.)
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To: trisham

It’s capitalism for him.

Marxism for us.

He confuses christian giving to charity with forcing people to give to government programs


11 posted on 09/27/2011 7:19:15 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: maggief

Well, he would be an expert on taking vast amounts of pie before anyone else got some.


12 posted on 09/27/2011 7:19:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: maggief

Ah, nothing like an unbeliever, a non-Christian - defining what a Christian is and isn’t!

Like poor kid from central Africa telling you what a pilot does in the cockpit of an airliner.......


13 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:08 AM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: maggief
When asked if his movie-making amounted to a capitalist endeavor, Moore replied "Is it really?" He then noted that "the only reason I do well is because people want to see my movies,"

OK, Mikey, then if that's the case then you shouldn't be charging folks. BTW, are your eyes brown, Mr. Moore? (because you're really full of it to the gills.)

14 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:08 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: maggief

Forgive me if I don’t take theology tips from Michael Moore.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:45 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: paladinan

He’s a great, big hypocrite.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 7:20:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

He’s a giant, socialist weasel.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 7:21:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

Didn’t Moore go to fat camp in Florida? I guess he failed......


18 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:12 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: maggief
Mr. Moore is one of the last people I would take advice on regarding religion, especially Christianity.

...he said "it's not Christian or Jewish," after citing 46 million poor people that Moore believes the capitalist economic system neglects. "None of the major religions, in fact they all," Moore said, "say it's one of the worst sins you could commit, is to take such a large piece of the pie while others suffer."

It is not the place of government to tend to the poor, Christ told his disciples to remember the poor, not once chiding the Pharisee's or Rome for not doing so. Further sin is personal, so it is a non-sequitor to say that taking a 'larger piece of the pie' is sinful. If that were so, Micheal would be one of the greatest of sinners since he obviously has taken a larger piece of the pie, in more than one sense of the word.

19 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:18 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: LMAO

It’s been long said that, in general,

the lower class are Democrats
the middle class (ie, “bourgeoisie”) are Republican
and the wealthy are Communists.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 7:22:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maggief

Hey Moore. In communism you would no longer have unlimited access to Little Debbie Snack Cakes.


21 posted on 09/27/2011 7:23:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The answer is 'Yes'.)
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To: Lazamataz

Actually, he most assuredly considers himself the equivalent of the “nomenklatura”, who had access to all sorts of resources that everyone else did not.


22 posted on 09/27/2011 7:24:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Lazamataz

Moore and those of his ilk will be first up against the wall, when the Revolution they so covet happens.


23 posted on 09/27/2011 7:24:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He’s a monstrous, conniving pig.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 7:24:42 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: maggief
When asked if his movie-making amounted to a capitalist endeavor, Moore replied "Is it really?"

Bloated hypocrite.

25 posted on 09/27/2011 7:25:13 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: maggief

Never read the parable of the talents, has he?


26 posted on 09/27/2011 7:27:45 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: maggief
He doesn't even understand that the most basic principle of capitalism is found in the scriptures:

2 Thessalonians 3:10 (New International Version)
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

27 posted on 09/27/2011 7:27:45 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: maggief
While the parable of the talents is about spiritual capital, it shows that Jesus at least didn't have anything against capital gains.

Returning after a long absence, the master asks his servants for an accounting. The first two servants explain that they have each put their money to work and doubled the value of the property they were entrusted with, and so they are each rewarded:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_talents_or_minas

28 posted on 09/27/2011 7:29:35 AM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief

this from a guy who used to put stink bombs in the incense burners when he was an altar boy at St. Johns in Davison


29 posted on 09/27/2011 7:31:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

I wonder what God thinks about a big fat rich blob who wants to take other people’s money, but hangs on to his own? He said he got rich because people went to his movies. Corporations get rich because people buy their products. What’s the difference? Mikey has taken advantage of loopholes, but that’s OK?


30 posted on 09/27/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: dfwgator; MrB
This is the Money Sentence: As Moore concluded his remarks on capitalism, he said .... "It's one of the worst sins you could commit, is to take such a large piece of the pie while others suffer."

He says this line while sitting on a FIFTY MILLION DOLLAR personal bank account.

Michael Moore: Aggressively Hypocritical and Smug About It.

31 posted on 09/27/2011 7:33:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Michael Moore: Aggressively Hypocritical and Smug About It.)
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To: maggief
"...people want to see my movies."

Maybe, maybe not. But what he has done is cultivated a specific following because of his whacko far-left statements. Those like-minded Marxists watch his movies... like moths to a flame. The Left does do an excellent job of sticking together and supporting one another despite their various self-interest factions.

In other words, every time he does an interview, he could write off any related expenses as the cost of advertising.

32 posted on 09/27/2011 7:35:49 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: maggief

Seven deadly sins:

Wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.

Not one of them that Moore doesn’t epitomoize.


33 posted on 09/27/2011 7:38:05 AM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: maggief
"None of the major religions, in fact they all," Moore said, "say it's one of the worst sins you could commit, is to take such a large piece of the pie while others suffer."

Egad. Where to start?

Capitalism isn't about taking. It is services/product offered in exchange for something of value. That value is determined by one party and if equitable, is paid by the second party. If not equitable, the second party can refuse and do business elsewhere. Simple.

Others suffer because they lack the will, the strength, the vision and are too lazy to get off their arses and get in the game.

34 posted on 09/27/2011 7:38:26 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: Jaidyn

As with many that use the word Christian Mr. Moore seems not to be willing to support his claims .

1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.

1 Timothy 5:18
For the Scripture says, “YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING,” and “The laborer is worthy of his wages.


35 posted on 09/27/2011 7:40:09 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Egad. Where to start?

I'll tell you EXACTLY where to start: The absolutely AGGRESSIVE hypocracy of uttering those words in between checking the status of your 50-million-dollar personal net worth.

36 posted on 09/27/2011 7:40:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Michael Moore: Aggressively Hypocritical and Smug About It.)
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To: maggief

I think I’ll go to Wiki and attempt to include the following at the MM page.

Michael Moore (American Film-maker) - Solid credibility in the fields of

- Political Science
- Economics
- Comparative Theology

I’ll get back to you with the ^nanosecond^ timing of it being pulled by the mods. It may disappear as I’m typing it in!


37 posted on 09/27/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: maggief
Michelle Obamah should tell Michael Moore to stop eating up the world's food supply !!

Poor people have to eat too!

38 posted on 09/27/2011 7:43:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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39 posted on 09/27/2011 7:48:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Arlis

Exactly! I ask the question: “How would he know”?


40 posted on 09/27/2011 7:52:03 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: maggief
after citing 46 million poor people that Moore believes the capitalist economic system neglects.

What a joke of a comment.

Boost in Food-Stamp Funding Percolates Through Economy - July 2009

For many families, monthly food-stamp allotments rarely last more than a few weeks, leaving them with dwindling grocery supplies -- and sometimes bare cupboards -- by the end of the month.

Sometimes bare cupboards? Sometimes? I wish that nobody in this country ever went hungry, but I would have to say that the programs that are in place are a FAR CRY from neglect.
41 posted on 09/27/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: maggief
And Communism is PRO-Christian???

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The Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"We are a party of unity in action. We are an integral part of every struggle and movement for change to eliminate poverty and joblessness, against racism and for full equality. We are participants, initiators and leaders of every movement to make life better now and much better in a socialist future." Yeah, so they supported an oppressive dictator, like the Repubs and Democrats haven't? The CP is still around, has apologized for that whole Stalin thing, and has a quickly growing youth section.
[see: MichaelMoore.com-->Links-->PoliticalAction (bottom of the page--CPUSA promo)]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/links/index.php?linkType=Political%20Action
________________________________________________________

Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

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"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14
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From Monday, April 21st, 2008...

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My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore

Friends,

I don't get to vote for President this primary season. I live in Michigan. The party leaders (both here and in D.C.) couldn't get their act together, and thus our votes will not be counted.

So, if you live in Pennsylvania, can you do me a favor? Will you please cast my vote -- and yours -- on Tuesday for Senator Barack Obama?

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2008-04-21

42 posted on 09/27/2011 7:52:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOLOLOLOLOL!


43 posted on 09/27/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: paladinan
the only reason I do well is because people want to see my movies,

FACEPALM indeed!!!! People should pay him in something other than money for his films.
44 posted on 09/27/2011 7:55:35 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: MrB

The parable about the talents. (On phone so can’t expound)


45 posted on 09/27/2011 7:55:49 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: maggief
"...after citing 46 million poor people that Moore believes the capitalist economic system neglects.


Before the socialist took over our government, poverty in this nation was not stagnant. Millions of emigrants came to this nation and most would be considered poor. If they remained where they came from, they would also have remained poor. The difference was this nation rewarded hard work. Those that worked hard, learned our ways, prospered.

The unfairness we have today is that the government is penalizing (and making it difficult) for someone to work their way out of poverty.

In fact with all the welfare programs they are taking the incentive away from people.

Life is not fair, it should not be the governments role to attempt to make it so.

46 posted on 09/27/2011 7:56:51 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: vanilla swirl

Straight from Jesus’ words, the parable of the talents is an endorsement of capitalism,

using capital to increase wealth.


47 posted on 09/27/2011 8:13:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: maggief

Capitalism Un-Christian.Must be why Hollywood loves it,they love anything Un-Christian.


48 posted on 09/27/2011 8:17:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: maggief

Jesus (Matthew 25:14) tells a parable of a ruler who went into a far country. Before he left he gave his three servants a certain ammount of cash with orders to “Occupy, till I come”.

When he returned one servant had gained by honest labor a double ammount more than what he received.

The second had doubled his by the same method.

The third hid his in the ground and when the ruler returned he found NO GAIN from his investment.

The ruler is upset even chewing out the worthless servant for not giving his money to the exchange bankers that gain by usery could be had.

That’s Jesus, the commie. Yeah, sure.

Then James 4:13 mentions how one says ...”Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there for a year, and buy and sell, AND GET GAIN....If God Wills.”


49 posted on 09/27/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
The unfairness we have today is that the government is penalizing (and making it difficult) for someone to work their way out of poverty. In fact, with all the welfare programs they are taking the incentive away from people.

Well said!

50 posted on 09/27/2011 8:32:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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