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Christianity Thomas on 31 Dec 2009 12:58 am

Prosperity Gospel

Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

Among Latinos the prosperity gospel has been spreading rapidly. In a recent Pew survey, 73 percent of all religious Latinos in the United States agreed with the statement: “God will grant financial success to all believers who have enough faith.” For a generation of poor and striving Latino immigrants, the gospel seems to offer a road map to affluence and modern living. Garay’s church is comprised mostly of first-generation immigrants. More than others I’ve visited, it echoes back a highly distilled, unself-conscious version of the current thinking on what it means to live the American dream.

73 percent. 73% of all religious Latinos believe nonsense.

2 Responses to “Prosperity Gospel”

  1. on 31 Dec 2009 at 11:34 am 1.Severin said …

    Some 25 years ago in my place of birth, a catholic priest, a young and aggressive one, invented “Lady of First Aid” fundation for finnancial help to congregation.
    It was based on “pyramidal” rules: someone (mambers of congregation with better incomes) give me millions, I will help you (poor members of congregation) with hundreds.
    Most people got crazy about it, and glorified him, but in only 2-3 years, his house shined, another one was built, even more shiny, swimming pool, several expensive cars…and very nice and young ladies were imployed for different duties.

    Yes, I have to admit that the swimming pool was publically open for several hours a week!

    Do not be naive!

  2. on 01 Jan 2010 at 9:27 pm 2.I hate bad theology said …

    I hate prosperity gospel and I’m a Christian. Don’t think that all christians believe this, but this is the problem you get when people hi-jack religion to make it say and do whatever you want. This stuff reeks like a pyramid scheme. If you really read the Gospel, i mean preform a exegisis thingy on it, there is now way you can get the prosperity gospel from that. It’s f’n predatory.

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