I mean Jesus never wore gold or anything , he was good and modest, but those priests use the name of God to be rich and wear jewlery and expensive stuff and churches made of Gold, but Jesus was born in a manger and live in a modest way. Why these priests dont follow his example i think those priests are just liars.
actually modern day organized religion is all wrapped up in money and gold and all of the depictions of 'heaven' all involve gold and riches in an attempt to lure people into the fold. vatican city has its own currency - hardly modest. churches send around collection plates to collect money in front of the congregation to kind of shame people into giving- i grew up in the church and heard many a discussion about how little 'so and so' was giving. when asked what people expect to happen when they die they describe 'pearly gates' sometimes 'gold' and receiving a 'golden crown' and walking streets of gold. if you are going to create a heaven to sucker people in then you may as well use greed to do it. i have witnessed a minister in my community driving around a JAGUAR with a plate reading- PRAY FOR US, they since traded the jag for a STRETCH LIMO with the same plate- hardly modest. church construction in most faiths involves building ' the biggest and grandest ' churches possible to again attract people- who would want to go to a plain old square church after all- again utilizing greed and vanity- things they propose to be against. the knights TEMPLAR also laid the foundation for our modern banking system and even used the forefather of our credit cards to buy things they needed while deployed. modern religions true name for god is " MONEY" and they are all heretical and hypocritical. i view christ as a 'traveling con-artist ' promising people salvation for a meal and a bed to allow him to continue spreading his verbal 'pestilence' . after all the romans did convict and punish him as a CRIMINAL. very few people can ever live up to any of the teachings in the bible- but the higher aristocracy is tolerant as long as the person pays (money) for their sins. it really is a brilliant scheme to dupe society into giving the church wealth and to exert authority by suppressing humanity.
Probably because people want to see them as a source of power, and naturally people tend to associate wealth with powers so they dress him up all fancy, that's the only explanation I have to offer. Event though Jesus said not to, but think when was the last time someone actually followed Jesus' advice. Churches will ban outcast such as homosexuals, underground subcultures, and other misfits when Jesus said to reach out to those people.
In many situations, society has transformed the church into something very different than how Jesus was and preached.
Also, it's not like they're wearing pure gold. And does that make everyone who wears the color gold or gold jewelry a hypocrite? Can you not wear gold and believe in God and Jesus and all that?
Popes are Roman Catholic. even though they say that everything they do is for God and stuff, they only want everything for themselves. They don't care anything about Jesus or the Bible. There were a few good popes, but there were overthrown.
Gold is a symbol, even in Jesus times. It's not like they are wearing "bling".
Are you serious?