Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Colbert and Fr. Martin Discuss the Economy's Influence of Faith: Is There One?



Ironic Catholic posted this earlier this week. What do you think? Are we as a nation drawing closer to God during this economic crisis? Or is that just something us Christians tell ourselves to try to convince ourselves something good can come out of this? Let me know.

7 comments:

Annie K said...

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005

I couldn't have said it more eloquently...

katdish said...

Sometimes people will only turn to God when nothing else works. I know I did.

I thought Fr. Martin was great.

Beth said...

Hmmmm...good clip. Good questions. Wish I had some answers. :)

I think some WILL draw closer. Some will continue to run away or blame God. And I'm going to do all I can to be the former.

sherri said...

"It's not that God is more present, but we are more open." (Father Martin)

I think he's right on.

These things have a way of drawing us closer.

He handled himself very well, BTW.

Helen said...

Annie, interesting quote. But my question was about whether people draw nearer to God during economic crisis, or if that is just us Christians trying to paint a rosy picture with mud.
katdish, good point.
Beth, exactly. I suspect it is believers who draw closer during economic crisis. I would hope that unbelivers would see the light, but is that really what we are seeing?
Sherri, I agree, that was Fr. Martin's shining moment when he said it is us who become more open. I really hope that is true for unbelievers as well. I also liked the way he handled himself with Colbert, who I find funny most of the time.

Gabrielle Eden said...

That's the disturbing thing is that people haven't seemed to be going to God despite the need to....

Gabrielle Eden said...

Or maybe, as some have made the point, there are those who do turn to God, and there are those who just never do!