To the Church of the Divine Lucre the entire world is a business venture. They believe that their god, the Great Benefactor has leased our souls to us: we are born so that we may add value to our souls, and if we do so sufficiently we may repay the loan we took from him when we die. Those who fail to do so are cast forever into the Benefactor’s slave mines, having proved themselves unable to prosper on their own regard.
The Church of the Divine Lucre have argued internally for a long time on what exactly adds value to a soul, but it’s generally agreed that acquiring money is a good measure of it. They believe that every living person has the right to strive and prosper, but nobody has the right to assistance on this road: if you are born in the gutter, then your spiritual journey in this life is to climb out of it and move into a slum, and nobody has the right to interfere either by keeping you in there or by offering you a handout.
Several heterodox sects contend that the Church’s preoccupation with money is a distraction and that true value comes to the soul from another source, but their inability to unite has left them politically weak.