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If every Christian of every denomination and church practiced moderation and stewardship, and if their example inspired non-religious people to do more of the same, so as to consume fewer resources, eat less food, buy fewer things, partake less of the disposable culture and actually preserve things and make them last, exercise frugality, save more (as in money), and gave more charitably, what do you think would be the net effect on the economy?

Would it cause a huge depression? Because of less being spent on material goods, energy and a consumptive lifestyle, on which much of the economy is based? Or would the savings (and consequent investment), increased charitable giving and healthier lifestyle (the by-product of a less consumptive lifestyle) offset the cutback in spending (which drives the current economy)?
 

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I am not sure what the economical effect it would have on this country.  However, Big  business corporations (such as Coca cola, the Gap, McDonalds) would start an all out warfare of advertising including giving products away to lure people back in to a buying lifestyle.  Consumerism is an evil which is sooooo firmly ensconced into our society that it would take more than just willpower of humanity to hold it back.  We westerners can be disgustingly materialistic!
Juliana
 

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healthier lifestyle (the by-product of a less consumptive lifestyle)
I can't answer it because I disagree with this premise ;) The funny thing is, a few weeks ago I heard about a study which came to the conclusion that more money really does make you happier, and then a week later I heard about a study which came to the conclusion that more money really doesn't make you happier. I think it depends on the person. For example, double the money that a multimillionaire makes, and it probably won't make much of a difference; double the money that someone living in the ghetto makes, and it'd be one of the greatest things that ever happened to them.
 

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So true Asterikos,  For some more money means enough to have a toilet, a refrigerator with some food in it and a place to lay their head. 
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Late last year, a series of unusual events has caused me to dramatically change my lifestyle this year.
No. 1 was the visit of my bees.
In November, a swarm of bees made their home in my wall cavity. I called a local Apiarist (beekeeper) who removed the bees and placed them in a beehive for me. I am now a beekeeper.
Just before this, I decided to try my hand at home winemaking. I built a winepress and bought a fruit crusher/stemmer. I have already bottled 30 bottles of cherry wine, 48 bottles of plum wine, and I'm looking forward to the grape harvest in the next couple of weeks. To obtain my fruit, I have joined two farming co-operatives, whereby members of the town/city community such as myself contribute financially to the support of community co-operative farms, and in return, we get first pick of the harvest.
To feed my bees, I planted a huge flowering vegetable garden, and they, in return, pollinate my crop.
Last year, I also learned that our little mountain town of Blackheath (elevation 4000 feet) has some of the worlds best airborne natural yeast, so I started making my own Sourdough bread, and am now one of the Prosforo makers for the local monastery!
I stopped drinking soft drinks and processed foods in December.
I got a pasta roller for Christmas, and started making my own pasta.
I found a source of unpasterurised milk, and started making cottage cheeses and yoghurt.
In less than 6 months, I've gone from over-consumer to a much simpler lifestyle, with delicious foods to serve. My dinner parties are more frequent, my savings are more than tripled, and best of all, I'VE LOST 10 KILOS !
 

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Bravo Ozgeorge!!

Congratulations on your new way of life .  I hope it inspires me to grow a better garden this next season.  Although, I would be a little too scared to keep bees...I was stung a few times this past summer and it was pretty painful.
Way to go dude,  Juliana
 

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I feel inspired to take a year off and live with the amish...
 

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ozgeorge - the changes to your lifestyle are really cool! Good for you for following through.

falafel333 - your post cracked me up!
 

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Thanks for an interesting post, George!

Long ago I stopped drinking soda and have been trying to cut back on unhealthful foods - I quickly lost five kilos, have more energy and in general feel better.  I think there is a very Christian theme to not treating the temple (our body) which was given to us by God like garbage. 

As to the initial question, I don't think a major economic crisis would happen were a more Christian consumer attitude to emerge in the United States.  There would certainly be some growing pains, but with less money being spent on frivolous consumer goods more would likely go to other areas of the economy.  Cultures that are FAR less consumeristic than the United States can have very strong economies (Germany, Austria and especially the Nordic countries for example).  I think a very compelling argument could be made that the quality of life in such countries for the average citizen (particularly of the lower and lower middle classes) is higher than that of their American counterparts.     
 

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Asteriktos said:
I can't answer it because I disagree with this premise ;) The funny thing is, a few weeks ago I heard about a study which came to the conclusion that more money really does make you happier, and then a week later I heard about a study which came to the conclusion that more money really doesn't make you happier. I think it depends on the person. For example, double the money that a multimillionaire makes, and it probably won't make much of a difference; double the money that someone living in the ghetto makes, and it'd be one of the greatest things that ever happened to them.
Unless they spent all their money and were poor again.  I saw a special where a homeless man was given 100,000 dollars and a financial adviser and attorney to help him decide what to do with it. He was homeless again in 3 or 4 months.  This led me to believe that oftentimes (not all the time) people are poor because they have a mindset that does not allow them to think beyond that state and overcome it (I of course allow for the myriad other things that can make someone poor, many beyond someone's power).  At any rate, giving someone a million dollars may have no effect on them whatsoever because they may just waste it all fast.
 

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Νεκτάριος said:
I quickly lost five kilos, have more energy and in general feel better. 
Obesity is a major health problem here in Australia of epidemic proportions. About 68 per cent of Australian males and 52 per cent of Australian females are now overweight or obese. Most alarming is the rate of childhood obesity here.
My theory is that the problem of over consumption has it's roots in a Spiritual problem: We are hungry for the Bread of Life and don't realise it.
 

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ozgeorge said:
My theory is that the problem of over consumption has it's roots in a Spiritual problem: We are hungry for the Bread of Life and don't realise it.
Well, that's one theory, but I tend to lean towards the theory that it was at one point (and still is in some parts of the world) advantageous for the sake of our survival to eat as much fatty food as we could and store the fat as efficiently as we could. Then when we came into the plenty we have now; well, our genes have not been able to adapt over the course of the last 30-40 years for obvious reasons. But, hey, maybe that's all just a bunch on nonsense and it really is some spiritual yearning for fatty foods.
 

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greekischristian said:
Then when we came into the plenty we have now; well, our genes have not been able to adapt over the course of the last 30-40 years for obvious reasons.
Codswhollop!
Our lifestyle is the reason for the obesity epidemic, not genetics. A recent Australian study shows that 60 years ago, people in industrialized nations used to walk an average of 2 hours a day. Now, since everyone has a car, they have to be pushed to walk 30 minutes three times a week. And worse, since the advent of the computer age and internet, childhood obesity has nerely doubled. The same study shows that in order to burn off the calories people are consuming in urbanized Australia, you would have to walk for 90 minutes every day.
We want everything with as little effort as possible and see no virtue in exerting ourselves. People are having heart attacks, and developing diabetes type II with no thought for the greed which got them to that stage.
I bet you drive to the liquor store to buy your scotch. ;)
 

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The real author of this post is Ozgeorge.  Computer glitch has caused an authorship error. - Cleveland

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Yet genetics doesn't play a role?
Genetics doesn't play the role in less than two generations that you claim it does to account for the obesity epidemic.
What you seem to want is genetically modified human beings who can consume their body weight in fat and sugar daily, do no excersise and not put on weight. It ain't gonna happen.
 

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ozgeorge said:
And to those who marvel at the computer age, I say behold the post above! A glitch has reversed GiC's and my own identity!
Does this make me ozgeorge's Sith apprentice now? ???
 

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It's not the computer that is in error...it is the operator ;)

However, I do think such modifications are possible, if not with genetic manipulations alone, certainly with the rise of nanorobotics.
 

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Veniamin said:
Does this make me ozgeorge's Sith apprentice now? ???
Someone get me some Holy Water, quick!

greekischristian said:
It's not the computer that is in error...it is the operator ;)
Either that or I'm channelling you. And why do I have this sudden urge to write in binary? :D

greekischristian said:
However, I do think such modifications are possible, if not with genetic manipulations alone, certainly with the rise of nanorobotics.
Possibly, but why not go for a walk while you're waiting? ;)
 

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ozgeorge said:
Either that or I'm channelling you. And why do I have this sudden urge to write in binary? :D
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And now, for my serious post:

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( http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/          if you need to translate )
 

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cleveland said:
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True, but I bet GiC would argue that the onus is on you to prove that self discipline and self control are desirable ends in themselves.
 

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BrotherAidan said:
Cleveland
That was pretty funny!
Thank you, thank you.  The site I linked will also translate into Hex and Dec/Char, too!
 

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ozgeorge said:
True, but I bet GiC would argue that the onus is on you to prove that self discipline and self control are desirable ends in themselves.
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ozgeorge said:
Possibly, but why not go for a walk while you're waiting? ;)
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cleveland said:
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greekischristian said:
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cleveland said:
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greekischristian said:
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cleveland said:
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greekischristian said:
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ozgeorge said:
01010011 01101111 01110101 01101110 01100100 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101111 01110101 01100111 01101000 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110101 01101110 01100100 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101111 01101110 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01010100 01100101 01101101 01110000 01101100 01100101 00100000 01100011 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01110101 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01101100 01101001 01110100 01110100 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110011 01110100 01110010 01100101 01101110 01100111 01110100 01101000 01100101 01101110 01101001 01101110 01100111 00101110
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greekischristian said:
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ozgeorge said:
01001100 01001111 01001100 00100001 00001101 00001010 01010000 01100101 01110010 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110011 00100000 00100010 01110011 01110100 01110010 01101111 01101110 01100111 00100010 00100000 01100010 01110101 01110100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01100001 01100111 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 00100010 01100110 01101001 01110010 01101101 00100010 00100000 00111010 00101001
Best response of the night!
 

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01001100 01001111 01001100 00100001 00001101 00001010 01010000 01100101 01110010 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110011 00100000 00100010 01110011 01110100 01110010 01101111 01101110 01100111 00100010 00100000 01100010 01110101 01110100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01100001 01100111 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 00100010 01100110 01101001 01110010 01101101 00100010 00100000 00111010 00101001
01001100 01001111 01001100
 

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Maybe if you consider using foreign languages to be hijacking... I think there are people who would argue that anything foreign hijacks discussion ;)

Otherwise, a few of these posts actually have serious content, believe it or not - you can use the site http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/ to translate from the Binary to Text)
 

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cleveland said:
And now, for my serious post:

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( http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/          if you need to translate )
TRANSLATED (anything that was in binary is now in text, and anything text is now in binary):

01000001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110111 00101100 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 00100000 01110000 01101111 01110011 01110100 00111010

Actually, I think that the advances in nanorobotics, while assisting people with the physical effects of their eating habits, will have seriously adverse effects on self-control and the drive to improve oneself.
 

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thanks Cleveland
I, of course, was joking about the hijack
It was all pretty funny; I admire you guys for making the effort at "translation"
 

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Otherwise, a few of these posts actually have serious content, believe it or not - you can use the site http://www.paulschou.com/tools/xlate/ to translate from the Binary to Text
Bah. Some of us left binary, hexadecimal, and all that other kompooter jazz a long time ago. Give me dumbed-down Microsoft products, or give me death!  8)
 
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