Saturday, November 22, 2008

World Economies Fixed Through Prayer and Magic!!!

October 29 marked the 79th anniversary of Black Tuesday, when the stock market crashed and our nation entered into the Great Depression. Now, many people blame that economic fiasco on a lot of things: overproduction, under consumption, debt deflation, or a breakdown of international trade.

But a group of enthusiastic Christians calling themselves the United States Reformation Prayer Network (or NAMBLA) has eschewed that foolishness and zeroed in on the TRUE cause of the Great Depression. Turns out, it was Satan.

Apparently, the Lord took time out of his busy schedule of appearing in tortillas in Guatemala to warn the group that Satan was planning on a repeat performance this year. To counter his nefarious scheme, they called for a Day of Prayer for the World's Economies.

"We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street," explained co-founder Cindy Jacobs, "to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the 'Lion's Market' or God's control over the economic systems."

On October 29, dozens of crazy Christians convened on the bull statue in a scene right out of The Ten Commandments.



The enormously-haired Ms. Jacobs felt the group's efforts were best summed up by this Bible verse:

For thus says the Lord of Hosts: "Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple [house] with glory," says the Lord of Hosts. "The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine," says the Lord of Hosts.
-Haggai 2:6-8


However, I can't help but wonder if this verse wouldn't have been just a tad more appropriate:

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."
-Exodus 32:7-8

4 comments:

Professor said...

great post, good point-- and people scare me.

NYPinTA said...

Well, if the rotton economy keeps them busy and out of peoples lives, I'm okay with them swarming a bull statue. And yeah, people scare me too.

Farrago said...

Maybe while they're busy, we can get "in God We Trust" off of our money!

And maybe we could even finally get Christ out of Christmas!

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