Never in my 70 plus years have I read or heard that God created capitalism. Never. And, that with eight semesters of theology and a like number of philosophy courses; nor that in my years of listening to the epistles and gospels at Catholic mass; nor in any independent or course-related readings of scripture.
Has capitalism abrogated the “divine right” of Europe’s kings? It should not; it is a concept given to the very human structure of parlaying resources (mainly money) into more resources (mainly money again). Very human indeed, and I dislike its excesses as much as I dislike the same in socialism. For example, the brown fields, the poisoning of air and water resulting from capitalist greed, and the inevitable lean toward totalitarian authority of the state and the denial of the individual by socialists.
If the statement, “Capitalism was created by God to benefit mankind,” was meant as hyperbole, it is a savage and profane use of the name of God. It must not stand.
Richard Wagner, Highland