Franklin Graham: Economist

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Franklin Graham has recently said something horrible. Big surprise right?
When asked how to fix America after all the awful things Obama has done, he said:

“Maybe God will have to bring our nation down to our knees—to where you just have a complete economic collapse. And maybe at that point, maybe people will again begin to call upon the name of almighty God.”

I may just be a simple uneducated slob, but I’m fairly certain that economic ruin is not how you fix a nation. But how can you blame him? When someone idolizes someone for not throwing people into the torture pit he made, it’s easy to see how their brain can be infected with absurd definitions of the word “good.”

I have to wonder how many Christians in America are interested in having an economic depression to save the country. And also if Graham realizes that he implying that secularism coincides with having a good life.

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  • Loqi

    “And also if Graham realizes that he implying that secularism coincides with having a good life.”

    You’re talking about a guy who doesn’t realize that someone dying implies he’s still dead three days later.

  • smrnda

    I’m not sure how to read this – is Franklin Graham suggesting that his god is a little peeved at the lack of adoration he’s getting because people are able to attain a high standard of living on their own, and so the best thing for this god would be for everything to go wrong so that people can beg god to do what they obviously can do on their own?

    In this, he’s just admitting that he has no concern for how to ‘fix’ the nation, only how to get more people to join his religion, and if a lower standard of living achieves that, so be it.

    Or I’d propose a little experiment. Let’s look at nations which pray to god to overcome social and economic problems, and contrast that with nations that actually do something about it, and see whose coming out on top.

  • Mark

    I agree with Franklin. When you are right with God, everything else falls into place. And you might just discover that wealth is not all that integral to a satisfying life after all. See Matthew 6:25-34

    • Azkyroth

      *facepalm*

    • Kurtis

      Fine. Give all your money and possessions to the needy and live in poverty (which means being hungry much of the time) as Jesus commanded. Then visit a public library and use a public internet connection to report back to us on how satisfying your life is.

  • Mark

    I assume you are talking about Jesus’ conversation with the rich young man. I think Franklin is trying to make the same point. Wealth can get in the way of our dependence on God. Since you are showing an interest in researching Jesus’ teachings, check out the parables of the talents and of the minas.

    • Hypatia’s Daughter

      And were off! Reinterpreting Jesus so he is REALLY talking about someone else, not me. The mote in someone else’s eye is always bigger than the beam in my own.
      Most people who would be hurt are not wealthy. And “hurt” doesn’t mean humbled; it means children going without food, shelter and minimal healthcare. Of not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Do you really think that Romney or Obama would have to worry that their children will starve or the guy who worked for Walmart before he was laid off?
      You, Mark are probably wealthier than more than half the people on Earth and most of the people who have ever lived. You, Mark, live better than most of the kings of the past and do it without a herd of slaves and animals toiling for your comfort. Petroleum and electricity have replaced their labor in the modern world.
      Since you like scripture, try Acts 4:32-36 and Acts 5:1-10. The fate of Ananias and his wife Sapphira would come as a shock to most modern xtians.


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