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Economics of Christianity (Part 1)

Based on a previous article I posted and some of your articles (such as ‘economics of happyness) I did a little search for ‘ Economics of Christianity’ and this showed up.
It nicely shows how you can fit the bible to almost any store you like, in this case that the bible is libetarian and that you ‘transfer’ the ownership of your body from yourself to God which means you must be very good for ‘your’ (or actually God’s) body.
http://thideology.wordpress.com/2007/02/01/economics-of-christianity-part-1/

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The economy of the CHristian Faith or Jezus was rational (made a cost benefit analysis) when He took upon the cross.

Link to article: http://www.trouw.nl/achtergrond/deverdieping/article2870189.ece/De_economie_van_het_christelijk_geloof_.html

This Dutch article is about a professor in economics from Tilburg who is aswell a prominent CDA member (the biggest christian political party in the Netherlands). He has written a book on the ‘Economy of the Christian Faith’. What I liked about the article is that the professor thinks Jezus was rational when he took upon the cross. I quote (own translated to English): According to Lans Bovenberg there is nothing wrong with people chasing their own self interested. Jezus even did it himself when he took upon the cross. “It was a high price but the benefits outweight the costs. Jezus was a true economist.” ‘ (see the first paragraph of the article)

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Quote: “If you take your [birth-control]pill every other day, your prescription lasts longer, but that’s not going to keep you from getting pregnant,”

Link to article:
http://www.wvva.com/Global/story.asp?S=11190025

Note the irony that those people who really can’t ‘afford’ babies are saving on birth control and also note the inpact of economics on the other aspects of the lifes of people. Also funny to note that in poor countries people generally have more children (so a negative relation between child bearing and income) whereas this suggest that (temporary) poor people have fewer children. Finally note the relationship between this article and the ‘short-skirt’ article (=first article on this blog).

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