It has been said by some that we are divesting ourselves of God and depriving our children of some very important spiritual growth, enlightenment and information. The seperation of Church and State. Getting religion out of the schools, out of the Courtrooms... etc.
I don't think that's the case at all. We're not removing God from our day to day lives... How does Oprah put it? "We're giving God a makeover!" We just changing God's image.
Chris Rock said it best, "We're takeing religion from our schools, from our gorvernment, and from our courtrooms. But on our money it says, 'In God we trust.'"
That's right we've removed that antiquated image of the angry father-figure and replaced him with a $. In some ways I'm on board with this new idea. When I pray to money, there's either enough of it or there isn't. My answer is immediate and obvious. I only have to go to church when I run out and there are mini-churches everywhere. If the church you are at isn't from your denomination then you pay a small fee for communing with your God from their church. Seems fair to me. You work hard to earn your money and the harder you work the more you get. There isn't any of this self doubt of whether or not you are a "true" believer. Or if you've truely repented your sins. When you doubt the power of money, spend some. If that doesn't convince you nothing will. If you squander your money, you live in poverty. Punishment is immediate and you can't blame anyone but yourself. Money isn't jealous of other money, and as for love... Looking for love in money is a lot like looking for love from God. They both show you about the same amount of interest.
In the spirit of this new faith I've rewritten the old Catholic standard prayer. The "Our Father" prayer for the new God.
Our Father who art in the ATM
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy money come, thy will be done,
On Terra as it is in the net.
Give us this our daily withdrawal,
and forgive us our debts,
as we collect from those who debt against us.
Lead us not into poverty,
but deliver us from credit.
BEWARE THE DARK GOD PLATINUM!
Posted by Frater V:I: at 3:12 AM - 2 Comments
Hey! I've been on to this since I was a teen-ager, and remarkable as it may seem won my school, county and was a finalist for NY State's "Betty Crocker, Homemaker of Tomorrow" competition with what I thought was a satirical essay when asked about competition and capitalism.
My topic sentence then remains my mantra, as it seems to be yours:
"America bows to the green deity, money". Of course money from other countries isn't green. But who cares about other countries anyway.
I enjoy your blog.
by SwifferMom on Saturday February 18, 2006 @ 11:34 AM
Thanks SwifferMom, I appreciate the support. I've been thinking about the that entry for a long while, but never had any place to let it out. Wasn't even really sure that this was a safe place for it. But everyone here seems pretty open. I care about other countries. Although, I feel that Jesus right when he said that we should remove the plank from our own eyes before we point out the splinter in our neighbors eye. Don't want to imply that I'm a bible thumper, I don't have the fortitude to be a good christian, but JC said some pretty intelligent stuff. Been feeling guilty about not updating lately. So, I'm gonna try to get some new stuff posted in the next couple o'days. BTW Although, I only read about as often as I post, I been diggin your blog too.
by Frater V:I: on Saturday February 18, 2006 @ 6:37 PM