Isn't American society a wicked, consumerist, massively indebted society?

Rack up student debt for a worthless degree, credit card debt, mortgage debt for a house that's more than what you need, auto debt for a new car you don't need.

It's a wicked, consumerist society.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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    Wickedness is in the eye of the beholder. Calling on the government to limit the freedom of people to do with their lives as they see fit is the real wickedness.

    Yes, America is largely a consumerist society. So is the rest of the non-theocratic world. This is neither a good thing or a bad thing. It's human nature.

    Stories of massive unwieldy debt are overblown. It happens, but American citizens have the freedom to make their choices based on their individual situations. Even if they are objectively poor choices. The freedom-limiting alternative is worse.

  • 5 years ago

    First, did the American Cancer Society (ACS) really say that? Where is the evidence for this? Second, even if the ACS really did say that, there are many other organizations that need financial assistance in helping others, such as feeding the hungry, providing housing, clothing, clean water, etc., in 3rd world countries, etc. What are YOU doing about all these other ministries, since they are "faith-based" charitable organizations? (A sample list would include World Vision, Convoy of Hope, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Compassion International, Mercy Ships, Samaritan's Purse, and others). Are YOU helping, or are you asking only Christians to help? Isn't that just a wee bit hypocritical?

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    So you'll be emptying your consumerist closet and giving it to the poor?

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    It's wicked unless you make your living by lending money or selling the products people buy with borrowed money.

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  • AJ
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Because our government helps support at least half the countries in the world.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    it wicked cool brah

  • 5 years ago

    No, but the debt part of it is correct. LOL

  • 5 years ago

    Then leave. I just made your life better. You're welcome.

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