Thursday, October 30, 2008

Better Christians, please

Uh, wow. Either this is over-the-top postmodern performance art, or American Christendom is setting a new record for wackadoo:
For these and other reasons Cindy is calling for a Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. They are calling for prayer for the stock markets, banks, and financial institutions of the world on the date the stock market crashed in 1929. They are meeting at the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and its 12 principal branches around the US that day.

“We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the 'Lion’s Market,' or God’s control over the economic systems,” she said. "While we do not have the full revelation of all this will entail, we do know that without intercession, economies will crumble."
It gets better: Wonkette has pictures, and yes that's Christians worshipping at the feet of a golden bull.

I don't need Christian fundamentalists to read Harry Potter or agree with me on abortion, but could they at least read the fucking Bible? I'll drop my Exodus-based objections to this stunt on the grounds that maybe they only read the New Testament. But can I just point out that if you believe the documentary evidence, Jesus' relations with moneychangers were... frosty, at best?


Greg said...

I'm also pretty sure that there's something in there about not being allowed to charge people interest.

Flocons said...

There's a growing movement behind something called "the prosperity gospel" which brings forth the argument that God wants people to be rich and prosperous. It's funny, because last time I heard, God was all about smiting humanity for it's sins. I didn't get the memo that he was also a financial consultant.

celestialspeedster said...

Flocons, you're such a pagan, which may explain why you did not get the memo. It would have been more accurate of you to point to a quote from Jesus in the Bible where he says, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."