I guess the experts were right, people’s morals really don’t affect their job, I mean as long as they are really good at what they do. For example, if a surgeon is an excellent surgeon, what difference does it make if he is an immoral person, or if a lawyer wins cases, who cares what his personal life is like, or if the heads of banking institutions are good financiers, what difference does it make if they are really immoral or even unspiritual people?
Freeing ourselves from primitive beliefs in God, personal responsibility, trustworthiness, telling the truth at all costs, and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” will allow us to focus on the really important things.
Oops. That would mean that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and…failed because the CEO’s, apparently at least some of the trustees, and borrowers just couldn’t add and subtract. Now you may be wondering how I know this since I don’t know anyone whoever even walked on Wall Street. It is quite simple actually since personal morals could not have any relevance to this massive failure, it could not have possibly been because of greed, covetness, lying, pride, and other such sins. Therefore what is needed are better math classes, and more…but perish the thought that we have left our spiritual and moral moorings as a nation and need God-granted repentance.
Worse still, is that the government will bail them out so that they do not have to feel the pain of their own greed and arrogance, which results in personal responsibility being further eroded.
Most tragically is that when the government continues on a path of protecting its citizens from the consequences of their own sin, people grow more and more dependent upon government and become increasingly less likely to look to God, who is really the only one who can deliver them. Jesus said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick” (Matthew 9:12). Meaning sick and know they are sick.