Religion in addition to Christianity or for the matter any religion does not preach for discrimination of humans irrespective of their background or race or birth conditions. Thus, Franklin’s one statement, “Seest you a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings”, can never be taken as a divine proof and praise for the working man. Is the bible just one sentence, which Franklin brings here? Is it not also about the establishing of equality, helping all others, not being greedy? Certainly, it is. If the spirit of capitalism is religiously influenced and not to be questioned, then either the religion preaches moral apathy or capitalism is the wrongly interpreted message from the protestant ethics. The simplest reason is the ill-impacts of capitalism across the world, which has delivered nothing but wealth for a handful, hunger for the masses, discrimination for the masses, irreversible for the income gap between the rich and the poor and social isolation for the masses (Duhrssen 233-236).
Religious influence of work ethics is understandable, but it is not to be employed in works that is the seed of creating polarised economic disparity. Capitalism has created more wealth concentration in one section of society, leaving aside the masses by themselves. The ideal of wealth creation and profit generation at the cost of labour wages is a contradictory theory in itself, demanding immediate opposition. If a wage is a cost to the capitalist, how will he be happy to consistently upgrading the wage to reduce his profit? He never would do that. The theory of capitalism itself is without basis. If the protestant ethic is applied here, the workers work their entire strength and give all they can to their capitalist master, then why are the workers not happy today? Why have their income remained stagnant or grown at a snail’s pace, whereas their capitalist master’s income has grown as a horses pace?