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Tue Feb 21, 2017, 04:31 PM

32. The Prosperity Gospel is not just religious, although it might as well be

 

Considering the way that so many in the US - including (and perhaps especially) many within American evangelical Protestant circles, yes - equate wealth with wisdom, or even holiness, and poverty with laziness, irresponsibility, and even criminality (particularly in the cases of black people, poor, non-white immigrants, single mothers, and women who have abortions - regardless of how desperate or in life-threatening danger they might be).

It doesn't matter how much more the rich participate in despicable, criminal, and socially damaging activities than the poor, as I and many others maintain is the case (and that Donald Trump is among the very worst offenders even by the "standards" of sociopathic, insanely self-entitled rich white men). It certainly doesn't matter that white, right-wing evangelicals are very often among the worst offenders here as well (think of how all of the scandals regarding sex, abuse, fraud, embezzlement, or other forms of corruption that have been discovered among so many of these right-wing megachurch pastors - not to mention all of the shit that's still being kept under wraps! ) What matters is the cruel, bigoted, and incredibly self-serving narrative. "Alternative facts", doncha know?

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