WEALTH & PROSPERITY DOCTRINE IS A MYTH! Why Churchgoers Have Got It Wrong When They Endlessly Repeat, ‘Have Faith!’ You Don’t Pray For God To ‘Pull Your Chestnuts Out Of The Fire’. Why Not? Because You Wouldn’t Rear Your Children To Grow Up Expecting That You Would Or Could Endlessly Solve All Their Problems For Them. If You Did, You Would Be A Bad Parent! You Want Them To Think For Themselves And, As Adults, Solve Their Own Dilemmas Because One Day You Won’t Be There. So Why Would You Expect God To Be A ‘Lesser God’ Than You Would Be A Good Parent? God Did Not Place You Here So That He Could Take Care Of You; God Put Us Here To Learn To Take Care Of Ourselves And Each Other. ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’! SERENITY PRAYER: “God, Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Cannot Change, The Courage To Change The Things I Can, And The Wisdom To Know The Difference”.

 

BUT IT’S NOT JUST CHURCHGOERS

 

How often do we hear someone say, “God saved me!” or, “Jesus was looking out for me!” or, “We won the game because of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” or some other variation of those sentiments!

 

Although that someone may be unaware, he or she, by implication, is concluding that those folks, who die in airplane crashes, car accidents, home fires, terrorist attacks, stray gunshots or from cancer, heart condition, aneurysm or AIDS, or those, who just lose games, have been abandoned or spurned by God! Preachers, Athletes, Militarists, Sales People, Investor-Capitalists and Right-wing Politicians are often Guilty of that Logical Fallacy. Are you?

 

Those Conclusions of course cannot be True because many good people die, fail and succumb while many evil folk live, prosper and thrive. Babies die in infancy, and selfish Have-Mores survive to 100. What did those infants do to ‘deserve’ their fate? And do you truly believe God spends his time haphazardly killing babies ‘to teach others a Lesson’!

 

These quasi-religious, thoroughly misinformed people have only one answer to that question, “It’s God’s Will!” That is NOT an Answer; that is an admission that their Prayer Philosophy is False and cannot stand the Test of Analysis!

 

We may ignore those Athlete-Jocks, who assume they are ordained by God for victory, because – although some may have a college degree – they are basically uneducated, ignorant and mentally challenged. Conversely what is God decreeing when their team loses?

 

All Military Warriors have engaged in self-delusion or ‘self-psyching’ to motivate themselves in the face of potential death. Generals and Chiefs of State use this ‘illology’ to motivate their soldiers to advance out of False Belief instead of retreat out of Common Sense. Usually one side will lose the War – does that mean ‘their God’ failed?

 

But I speak to the intelligent, logical ones among you, who are capable of rational cogitation. Listen to yourselves and your peers, who draw such illogical inferences or ‘illologies’! And remember that good fortune is not necessarily a sign of God’s pleasure or bad fortune a sign of God’s displeasure! Sometimes good people get AIDS, and sometimes bad folks win the Lottery. Sometimes winning the Lottery is not Good Luck! Good Luck and Bad Luck are not necessarily representative of God’s Will, religious ‘illology’ of ‘Wealth & Prosperity Doctrine’ notwithstanding. Sometimes Bad Things happen to Good People! And sometimes Good Things happen to Bad Folk!

 

Sometimes Good Things happen to those, who prepare and Bad Things happen to those, who do not. And occasionally the Reverse is True. The Race does NOT ALWAYS go to the Swift – or the Prayerful!

 

Soldiers, like Athletes, go into battle “with God on their side”. Does God love the winner and eschew the loser in each conflict? Did God punish the Israelites when they disobeyed and reward them when they did not? Or was the God in Genesis not really God at all? Life is NOT like the Godfather – God is NOT necessarily ‘pulling the strings to favor the Chosen’! Just because I say it’s so does not make it so. That same Truth applies to Religious people too.

 



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2 Responses to WEALTH & PROSPERITY DOCTRINE IS A MYTH! Why Churchgoers Have Got It Wrong When They Endlessly Repeat, ‘Have Faith!’ You Don’t Pray For God To ‘Pull Your Chestnuts Out Of The Fire’. Why Not? Because You Wouldn’t Rear Your Children To Grow Up Expecting That You Would Or Could Endlessly Solve All Their Problems For Them. If You Did, You Would Be A Bad Parent! You Want Them To Think For Themselves And, As Adults, Solve Their Own Dilemmas Because One Day You Won’t Be There. So Why Would You Expect God To Be A ‘Lesser God’ Than You Would Be A Good Parent? God Did Not Place You Here So That He Could Take Care Of You; God Put Us Here To Learn To Take Care Of Ourselves And Each Other. ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’! SERENITY PRAYER: “God, Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Cannot Change, The Courage To Change The Things I Can, And The Wisdom To Know The Difference”.

  1. admin says:

    WEALTH & PROSPERITY DOCTRINE:

    More Often Than Not, We Believe What We Want To Believe!

    Have you worked hard during your life? Are you a Billionaire?

    Some Bettors won that Mega-Lottery; that’s True! But was it You? More importantly, will all those, who did win, be ‘Happy ever after’? Does ‘winning the lottery’ “Prove God’s Love” or is Fate toying with the Winners?

    Having children is NOT ALWAYS a blessing. Sometimes mothers die in childbirth. Sometimes families are dirt-poor. Sometimes children grow up to be liars, thieves or murderers.

    Tabacco

  2. admin says:

    LET ME MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR!

    Tabacco DOES BELIEVE IN GOD!

    Tabacco does NOT believe the ‘God’ in the Bible – or the Quran – was really God!

    Tabacco does NOT believe in the World’s RELIGIONS! ALL are predicated on MISINFORMATION & DUPLICITY! Whether done ‘for our own Good’ or not, a LIE is a LIE is a LIE!

    And ALL MAJOR RELIGIONS (and minor religions too) are OBSESSED with MAKING MONEY! That puts them in the same category as the Rabbis Jesus Christ threw out of the Temple! If Jesus, who was a Good person, could not abide the MONEY CHANGERS, why should I!

    The Bible makes NO SENSE if taken literally. Saying it is ‘ALLEGORICAL’ is nothing more than an EXCUSE! Those, who say that, realize the Bible makes little sense literally and hope to justify it by using that ‘allegorical’ term.

    If you want me to believe you, tell me the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH! I am NOT A CHILD! Do NOT MISLEAD Me for my OWN GOOD!

    Tabacco can appreciate a ‘good story’, a play, a satirical novel etc. as well as the next guy. But when you write a BIBLE, I expect TRUTH, and NOTHING BUT TRUTH! If you tell me something other than UNDISPUTED TRUTH, you are LYING! And if your Bible LIES, how can I trust your Word or your Judgment!

    Tabacco

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