Talk:Christian economics

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Bad title for one kind of perverted christian economics. REALLY bad title. REALLY REALLY bad title. Moving to placeholder. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:25, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Moving it didn't help much. This article is crap. Delete soon I hope. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:31, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to rewrite momentarily, it was originally just a stub and then I think PC came in and added a bunch of irrelevant crap. The title is a proper name -- I will clarify that in the rewrite. It refers specifically to a type of economic theology promoted mostly by Reconstructionist types (and Lyndon LaRouche). Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:28, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Why were the texts below taken out?

The 'everyday' version of Christian economics relies in no small part on the Protestant work ethic, and the misinterpretation and application of it. The Protestant Work Ethic, in short, says that people who work hard will be blessed by God, and God wants us to work hard. An illogical leap is then made that those who are "blessed by God" will be successful. Therefore their success is earned, justified, and accepted as a good thing. Conversely, those who do not work hard, must not be blessed by God. And an illogical but often underlying leap, therefore, is that those who are poor are not working hard, and therefore somehow "deserve" to be poor. This sentiment runs throughout much of the rhetoric in Christian economics, and is used when trying to justify why the Government by "rich people's taxes" should not help send kids to college, pay for medical care, or pay for disability of a person cannot work. [1]


It is assumed that the poor are at fault for being unproductive, when examples are given of poor people who are not at fault, (American people who became unexpectedly sick with medical costs beyond what their insurance covers, Third World poor people etc) the Religious Right claims these poor people are , "Not our responsibility".[2]

Is there a good reason why I shouldn't put them back? Proxima Centauri (talk) 06:37, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Do you get that "Christian economics" is a proper name, like I noted above and in the article already? These passages are attributing these views to the vaguely defined "Religious Right," which is not true. Christian economics is a rather small movement that grew out of Gary North's synthesis of R.J. Rushdoony's theology with Austrian economics. It only has cachet in Christian Reconstructionist circles. Even many fundies think the Reconstructionist crowd is frothing-at-the-mouth crazy. We should have a page on the Protestant work ethic, though -- I'll start it later. Some of this material could be useful on that page once it's started. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 09:27, 7 August 2012 (UTC)