Nina Smith

God and Mammon: a queer perspective

Filed By Nina Smith | November 17, 2007 5:28 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: God, money

“When it’s a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.” – Voltaire

Poet and fiction writer, Aundi Howerton recently introduced a multipart series at Queercents exploring the connections and disconnects of money and religion both past and present. Aundi grew up as a small town pastor’s kid and is currently living in England. She writes:

The link between money and religion is an interesting and ancient one. Money is a child of the church, literally. Practicing religion arguably has an impact on personal finance, but even without a personal practice, micro and macroeconomics are steeped in the currency of the global states of various religions.

Catch the first few installments here: History of Monday and Religion, History of Tithing, and Money Attitudes: Small Towns, Red States, and Big Religion.

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I'll be following along closely - I've enjoyed the previous posts.