Monday, December 14, 2009

Did Christianity Cause The Crash?

Don't laugh.

It probably didn't help as much as it should have.
In a allegedly "Christian" land whose financial foundations were supposedly engineered by a historically rigid and pious Protestant work ethic, the religion supposedly serving the Faith of our Fathers seems to show an awful lot of wear in these recessional days. Especially when the Prosperity Gospel is what's being preached from the pulpits of today.

Yes, you heard me and yes, you can give it some thought yourself by checking out this painfully honest and all too illuminating essay here. Frankly, I'm not just outraged, disturbed and angry. I'm just not surprised. Faking it til you make it has reached a whole new level of cultural delusion among the "children of light," which is why the "children of this world" still possess a level of wealth that is supposed to be possessed by confession of those same well-lit King's Kids.

1 comment:

B. Knox said...

What is illuminating about the Atlantic article is the bias. We can be a nation which our President says is not a Christian nation and yet a (probably small, percentage wise) segment of those Christians can be blamed for the financial collapse? Silly. You can really tell where the author is coming from by skipping over to the last page. She feels compelled to call Palin's homelife "messy," while lauding the hope that Obama and Clinton espouse as "steady, uplifting assured." ~~~~GAG~~~~ (Now of the three mentioned, I wouldn't give the messy homelife award to Palin. Jus' saying.) I wouldn't call Obama's hope uplifting when he would not grant that an infant who survived a botched abortion had a right to medical treatment. As far as the subprime mortgages go, you can blame the people who apply for them, you can blame the banks who approve them, and you can blame the administration that put legal pressure on the banks to make them.
I would like to see more Christians standing against greed and lust for money, but that Atlantic essay has no credibility with me.