Is the Church Driving Recession?

For our economy, to be healthy, needs people to act as consumers and continue to increase their spending. Our local news paper said that the Christmas retail season was ‘timid’ because there wasn’t a very large increase in spending over last year. It does make sense that for our economy to grow then spending must increase. Of course people spent less because of the increase in gas prices and other needed items.

There is a movement within some segments of the church to reject consumerism. If this movement becomes large enough, there is a potential for it to adversely affect our nation’s economy (this article says that 25-45 person of the population see themselves as born-again or evangelicals). Will this happen? I have no idea. My question is, if it does, how will those rejecting consumerism or more specifically the push to over-consume be seen?

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