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Jesus Saves, Moses Invests: A Christian Woman’s Perspective on the Economic Crisis
The United States of America, a capitalistic country, is still the richest and most charitable nation in the world. Socialism doesn’t work. Not because no one knew how to do it “right,” but because it doesn’t work regardless of who’s in charge. Yet some still denounce free markets (voluntary transactions between buyers and sellers) and the pursuit of increasing productivity and efficiency on a worldwide scale in efforts to create inefficient, yet carbon conscious, producers restricted by regulations and other mechanisms designed to “control” wealth, opportunity, incentive and ultimately, freedom.
Is it Christian to annihilate the economy of our world? Should we all be made to suffer equally to be “fair?” Should we sit on our talents because there is no incentive to excel? Can we simultaneously pursue profit and also share with our neighbors? Is it possible to accumulate wealth and at the same time seek justice?
We’ve been hearing a lot of talk lately about billions and trillions of dollars, but what does that mean? Most of us in western Kentucky can agree that a trillion dollars would be enough money to fix several roofs following an ice storm of historic proportions, but just how much IS a trillion dollars? United States Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) explained what a trillion dollars means at a recent Jackson Purchase Area Lincoln Day Dinner. He said, “Did you know that if we spent $100,000 per day since the day Christ was born, that person would still have money left over today.”
Let me be the first to admit that I could fill volumes of books with what I don’t know about the bible and admittedly, I’m not the greatest at math. But what I do know is that Jesus left no room for interpretation that spiritual values should be placed far above material values. I also know that we cannot simultaneously espouse the need for sharing and denounce profitability and productivity.
But most of all, I know that despite the efforts of secular progressives to voluntarily distance themselves and force others from religious freedom and divine grace, this economic crisis is having the opposite effect as more and more people are finding themselves scheduling more and more time with the ultimate Commander in Chief for help and direction in planning the future of our families.
Donna-Maria Walker, LLC
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