This Hilarious Video Will Prove The Right Has No Right To Talk About The Economy (VIDEO)

Author: July 20, 2013 2:06 am

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In a brand-new economic theory surprisingly supported by no reputable economist, Bryan Fischer of the right-wing American Family Association has insisted that neglecting our patriotic duty of worshiping god (presumably the Christian god) is what is to blame for economic troubles. As evidence, he submitted an excerpt of the Old Testament, which, unfortunately for his case, has not yet stood up to peer review.

Here’s the video:

I’m not sure the “invisible hand” referred to in economics is god’s, but as I am not an economist, I suppose there is a chance I am wrong.

Raw Story reports on a couple of Fischer’s choice comments:

“If you want a prosperous economy, you’ve got to have a vibrant spirituality,” he said. “When you worship God, you are not just doing the right thing in terms of your relationship with God, you are doing your patriotic duty.”

“It is your patriotic duty to worship God in order that we have a prosperous and flourishing economy,” Fisher added.

The hilarious and sad truth about ideologies like this is first, that they exist, and second, that they are still in the childish mindset of making up excuses for concepts too initially difficult to grasp. Tackling big banks, reforming campaign finance and the filibuster, and revitalizing the  middle class are all incredibly difficult goals, but also incredibly necessary. The type of intellectual dishonesty and laziness needed to adhere to this type of thinking is exactly what is causing the right-wing of American politics to become increasingly detached from any semblance of sanity.

Unfortunately, there are a great many of those that adhere to the teachings of this man and his colleagues, as seen on their website:

Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country with over two million online supporters and approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio (AFR) banner.

Also, if worship of the Christian god is needed for economic brownie points with the Lord Almighty, what happened in China?

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3 Comments

  • The problem with many Christians who identify with the so-called “religious right” is that they are long on self-righteousness and short on selflessness, long on callousness and short on compassion, long on intimidation and short on tolerance.

    All of these self-righteous pseudo-religious hypocrites are insulting the collective intelligence of the American people.  They banter biblical references around and continually refer to “God’s will” and “God’s plan” as though they are somehow “divinely chosen” to be politicians and pundits.
    God (if He exists) does not play favorites in the realm of politics and macro-economics any more than He favors one football team over another.

    If you happen to be a believer in some form of “God”, wonderful. If you are an atheist or agnostic, that is equally wonderful. Both points of view should be respected, and neither should be so insecure that they feel the need to convert, condemn, or denigrate the other.

    Most importantly though, people who belong to any of the myriad of religions that exist in this country should observe their tenets and practice their rituals in the comfort of their homes, their sanctuaries, and their private schools and not try to impose their particular religious values and mores onto the rest of society via political lobbying or by proselytizing religious dogma in public schools.

  • So what Bryan Fischer referring to God/Yahweh of the Bible or more than likely referring to the God Most Religious People demonstrably worship: Money?

  • Well, it certainly echos Mitt Romney’s “If I get elected, the economy will magically improve” statements.

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