Mishegas, Politics

No Golden Calf Handy, So Bronze Bull Prayed To For Economic Fix Instead

Shemot 32
This is a couple of days late, but still worth sharing. Evidently, some Christian folks worried about the state of the economy decided to declare October 29th “A Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies”. Cindy Jacobs, the woman to whom, according to the 700 Club, the Lord spoke on this matter, said that cause of the current economic crisis is clear–and, of course, it has nothing to do with deregulation, the last 8 or 25 years of economic policy, or anything of the sort. Rather, she tells us,

This is so severe in the economic area because we are facing judgment from the actions, not only for our stance towards Israel, but our blatant sin against Him in passing laws such as the one allowing homosexual marriages.

And how to cleanse ourselves of these sins? Jacobs said,

We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street 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,” she said. “While we do not have the full revelation of all this will entail, we do know that without intercession, economies will crumble.”

Um. Exodus 32, anyone? Lest you argue that at least they’re praying to God at the site of the ba’al bull, well, the Israelites did that, too: “And when Aaron saw it [the golden calf], he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.” Didn’t make it OK then, that’s for sure.
Here’s a picture of a woman blowing a big ol’ shofar as part of the event, no doubt getting her Biblical state of mind on.
More photos from the Wall Street thing (with seriously snarky commentary) can be found here.

4 thoughts on “No Golden Calf Handy, So Bronze Bull Prayed To For Economic Fix Instead

  1. I wonder if I should include this in my paper about how the sin is overblown and the calf was meant to represent Moses, not YHWH, and how the altar was built before Aaron, not the bull, and how …
    This is beside the point. HILARIOUS, though.

  2. Guys, you missed the entire point. That giant bull is a “bad thing.” It is a symbol of the current economic structure that she believes God wants to change. It has nothing to do with “everyone getting rich.” They weren’t praying to the bull. It was just a point of contact representing a thing that God wants to change. I mean, don’t you think God wants to be involved in every aspect of our lives, including the financial structure of our nation. Please, before you make yourself look foolish, get the facts.

  3. So using an idol without destroying it to preach an anti-idolatry message makes sense… how?
    Who are the real fools here?

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