#1 Is Your Religion Your Financial Destiny?
05-18-2011, 05:05 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
I'm an Episcopalian married to a Reform Jew. We're doing just fine.
"The economic differences among the country’s various religions are strikingly large, much larger than the differences among states and even larger than those among racial groups."
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/ma...tiny.html?_r=1"Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
05-18-2011, 05:15 PM
I think it's interesting that the article puts much more emphasis on discrimination than it does on culture. Jews are certainly much more discriminated against than Baptists, for instance.
05-18-2011, 05:49 PM
I'm just relieved this topic had nothing to do with the "prosperity gospel", which is one of those areas I'm having difficulty with Unity over (although they are not the only church that preaches it, and it's not a liberal vs conservative christian thing-Joel Osteen preaches it as does Pat Robertson, even if they don't use the term "prosperity gospel").
05-18-2011, 05:57 PM“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
05-18-2011, 06:40 PMOverall, Protestants, who together are the country’s largest religious group, are poorer than average and poorer than Catholics.
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