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Prosperity Gospel: New Breed of Evangelism in Ghana
« on: July 10, 2007, 01:25:01 PM »
I caught the following Radio Netherland's documentary on CBC's The Current this morning. I found it fascinating but depressing.

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Treasure on earth
by David Swatling
23-03-2007

The charismatic church in Ghana offers great material wealth to its believers, here and if not now at least very soon. This troubles Kofi Owusu of the Christian radio station Joy FM in Accra. While being a committed believer in the charismatic church, he is uncomfortable about the repeated reminders and requests for the congregation to make offerings....


It's not just the practice of tithing that is bothersome but the emphasis on God will make good Christians wealthy. Materialism as sanctioned by God.

It's very reminiscent of the whole RW uber-Christians in North America. It reflects a similar mindset that makes such crap books like
The Secret best sellers.

Here is the wiki entry for prosperity theology:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology

What bothers me most is that such religion encourages complete submission to the corrupt order of things based on promises of individual prosperity. This plays nicely with rapacioius corporate control over the destiny of poorer, developing countries.
If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a tractor. -- Gilles Duceppe

 

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