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Baylor Religion Survey reveals many see God steering economy

Via: USA Today

About one in five Americans combine a view of God as actively engaged in daily workings of the world with an economic conservative view that opposes government regulation and champions the free market as a matter of faith.

“They say the invisible hand of the free market is really God at work,” says sociologist Paul Froese, co-author of the Baylor Religion Survey, released today by Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

They think the economy works because God wants it to work. It’s a new religious economic idealism,” with politicians “invoking God while chanting ‘less government,'” he says.

“When Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann say ‘God blesses us, God watches us, God helps us,’ religious conservatives get the shorthand. They see ‘government’ as a profane object — a word that is used to signal working against God’s plan for the United States. To argue against this is to argue with their religion.”

Most (81%) political conservatives say there is one “ultimate truth in the world, and new economic information of cost-benefit analysis is not going to change their mind about how the economy should work,” Froese says.


The findings get even weirder, HERE:



September 21, 2011 - Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, GOP morons, Romney, teabaggers | , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Republican politicians have not yet said when speak it be the word of GoD.

    However that day comes closer. The republican party have the one agenda
    the invasion of IRAN. It having been preached to them such being gods wish
    those in doing gods work will have their place in heaven secured for eternity.

    For republicans serving ISRAEL / IRAN must fall / even though such action
    a invasion of Iran highly risks a future nuclear conflict with all major powers.

    Comment by william wallace | September 21, 2011 | Reply

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