No more than socialism. While I do think too many people worship materialism, I also think too many people worship Socialism thinking it, like Christ, is the cure for all of man's ills.
Humans are funny, eh?
No, much less than liberalism/socialism/communism. I live in Oaxaca, Mexico, and I love it when the communist take over the town square, the zocalo. I get to watch the Maoist ragging on the Leninist and the Leninist insulting the Stalinist and all of them hating the Trotskyites. Castro, Hugo Chavez, and President Obama get no attention.
Some of their arguments remind me of the protestants bickering about total immersion versus sprinking.
I see some similarities especially when we talk about reverence. The recent uproar that Obama may have *gasp* spoken ill of capitalism to be quite telling. In this country you are less likely to be burned at the stake for speaking ill of God than you are for promoting Communism.
The strange thing is that so many Christians have incorporated the worship of capitalism into their religions.
And many religions, such as Mormonism and Scientology literally charge you money to be a member.
No capitalism is just exchanging money for a good or service. Thats it nothing more.
Of course not. The mere exchange of money for goods and services is not what makes capitalism what it is. Surely, the most primitive of civilizations have learned to use currency from the beginning. You cannot really call them capitalist societies, now, can you?