"Sell the Vatican, feed the world!" is the theme of Sarah Silverman's heretical new viral video:
Amusing stuff. Perhaps offensive to some. But not original — not by a long shot.
The argument over whether or not churches should hold wealth while the poor go hungry has always been there. Has she never seen The Name of the Rose?
(See the debate at the very beginning.)
So, while this is a cutely cocky video, Ms. Silverman has stumbled onto an issue that has been faced by Christian theologians since St. Francis' time. But at least today, nobody has to face an inquisition over it.