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Finally got a piece of SPAM that was fresh and new.

"Consolidate your debt the Christian way!" the e-mail said to me.

It boggles my mind.

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kaylaraine
Jul. 5th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
I often get a "Want to Meet Christian Singles?" email. It's precious.
kkkkkkkkat
Jul. 5th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
I've been getting those for a while. The idea is appealing, since Christians aren't allowed to charge each other interest, but I'm pretty sure that's not what they mean.
regyt
Jul. 5th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
What, by confessing it and being absolved?
fortryll
Jul. 5th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Wait. Does this have something to do with turning over all your finances to your local evangelist and then being his "secretary" at his "meetings" with other "evangelists"??
glowroper
Jul. 5th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
No, no! The Biblical model is so much more....communal! In the Book of Acts, which documents the early Church, it says that all the believers held everything in common, and took care of those who had no money, like widows and orphans. This was so important that they created a new job title for overseeing the distribution of community resources (deacons).

But I don't think that is what they mean, either!
;)
msgarnet
Jul. 5th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
There's also a bit in there about debts having to be written off every so often...I have a feeling that it's every 7 years, but am not going to go look it up. I'm sure that's what they mean. Sign me up! The apt will be paid off in 7 years instead of 30!
redhead_sue
Jul. 5th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
My favorite recent spam subject line I received was "Get your popularity pills now!"

sjo
Jul. 5th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
But dude, I'm already praying for all my bill collectors to blow away in a magical puff of smoke!

Oops, they aren't Christian prayers... that must explain the problem. ;-)
brehen
Jul. 5th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
*Once someone gave me a book on how to handle your finances as a single mom....*written by a christian man...*

*you must know what I did with that book...*
hossinseattle
Jul. 6th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for the Pope to sell a ring for my student loan debt.
on_reserve
Jul. 6th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I actually asked one of my friends at work about this because her mom is a Baptist (evangelically so) minister and she's also from a conservative Texas town. The gimmick here apparently is that in evangelist Christian communities, debt is *very* sinful. To carry any debt or overspend is Very Bad and therefore you would not want *anyone* in your town to know about it (i.e. bankers, lenders, etc.). These people will discreetly help you out of your "shameful" situation and be non-judgmental about it which I guess could be seen as a plus if you come from a rather judgmental culture in the first place.
on_reserve
Jul. 6th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
I actually asked one of my friends at work about this because her mom is a Baptist (evangelically so) minister and she's also from a conservative Texas town. The gimmick here apparently is that in evangelist Christian communities, debt is *very* sinful. To carry any debt or overspend is Very Bad and therefore you would not want *anyone* in your town to know about it (i.e. bankers, lenders, etc.). These people will discreetly help you out of your "shameful" situation and be non-judgmental about it which I guess could be seen as a plus if you come from a rather judgmental culture in the first place.
iamesoteric
Jul. 6th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
We had a guy give a talk like that once at our church a few years back. Basically he said that giving what you would normally waste on stuff to the church as tithes. Like that would be better than a little planning.
jilliandavis
Jul. 7th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
I have gotten that one in the past. I thought it was funny as the christian way is often abstonance. So I guess you can not have debt reproducing until you are married.....
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