title: I won't apologize for being a nerd.
Take a look at these numbers Eric Ruder put together over at the Socialist Worker.
I've been asking this question myself, recently. Certainly, there's are a bunch of better things that could be done with $700B than give it to a bunch of failing companies. It's estimated that it would take only $20B to make sure everyone in the world had food and clean water for a year. That's the amount that Americans spend annually on ice cream. Not that I don't like ice cream -- I just had some last night.
But it's not just this $700B number. I've been thinking about all the ways churches spend money. Especially about church building projects. Is a new, shiny building really the best we can do with $4million?
My point is this: If we really care about the people of the world, if we really love our neighbors as ourselves, let's start acting like it.
"Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." ~James