If People Fear the "Fiscal Cliff," Is It because They Are Unbelievers?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 6, 2012 5:15pm CST
I did a little research on the 'Fiscal Cliff' (like you can do in the text-bar by the "Search"-button above), and found out that it's basically nothing but an imaginary place like 'the bottomless hole beneath your bed.' But why are people so afraid of it? I think it's because they don't believe in Faith---any faith, used by any religion. Because all religions share a basic faith in the unknown---that it's taken care-of. As people do not believe that there are other people who aren't greedy money-grubbers, they are not believers. I was thinking about this while reading the Quran. Chapter 10 verses 30 & 36 say "There shall every soul become acquainted with what it sent before, and they shall be brought back to Allah, their true Patron, and what they devised shall escape from them.... And most of them do not follow (anything) but conjecture; surely conjecture will not avail aught against the truth; surely Allah is cognizant of what they do." They don't believe in the 'relative gravity' of the marketplace---that prices & salaries will adjust to meet the need for lower prices and better pay (I think Keynes called it 'real wages'---salary in terms of how much stuff the salary can buy). Why don't they have faith in humans' mastery over currency?
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• United States
7 Dec 12
The Fiscal Cliff has to do with the American national debt. No amount of 'faith' is going to just magically make that debt disappear. No amount of 'promises' or 'talk' from a politician is going to make that magically disappear. It takes more than faith, it takes basic economics, good common sense, and a real desire to make a budget and stick to it. Not too many politicians are will to economize nor are they willing to budget the national debt. Not too many politicians are going to risk their own political power to do whatever it takes to get America's national debt under control. I do pray for America. America, as well as the rest of the world, does need prayer.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
28 Dec 12
NO-NO-NO! Saying "America needs prayer" is like saying 'I need one scissor.' The ONLY thing that prayer-by-itself is good for (as shown by Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane) is 'a good distraction from the way things are going.' To make your prayer effective, you ALSO have to either act on it ("prepare for rain") or say it in the hearing of people who can- & DOES act on it. As Jesus said on the Cross, Our Father HAS INDEED forsaken us. That is---whatever 'we' think is His will for us, the only way we will get that is if we "LET" it happen ... LET GO! We have prayed for our national debt---"forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." We have the debt because the lenders do not forgive us of it; don't people owe us anything?