>>1288487>the opinions of a materialist
all the churches were and are materialists themselves,
otherwise they wouldn't have churches you know.
you can give your gibs to whoever you think deserves churches, idc.
no need to get offended budy, not saying one brand of greed is better than another brand of greed.
they held and still hold significant material possessions, some of which were usurped by a very broad variety of actors on theological grounds, material grounds or both as a result of the reformation spreading.
that's a statement of facts, not an opinion.
it's hard to overstate how much of a political and material entity the church was before the reformation and endless wars diminished their holdings and forced them to be all cloak and dagger about their finances.
monasticism isn't really a thing anymore, but it sure was a thing when luther told the catholics to go fuck themselves.
go tell whatever religion you like that the material world is irrelevant, i'm sure they'll agree wholeheartedly while they count their shekels and ask for a donation.