A letter from CW:
I remember a few years ago when my dad walked away from his job that he had with a company, he decided to take an early retirement.
My dad was Manager and Controller of a major company where I live. He made some really good money, but when the owners overlooked my dad's advice, the company got into financial trouble. My dad resigned, and never went back to work. He retired at the age of 57 with no retirement or pension of any kind.
He rededicated his life to Christ in 1989, and he says that he believes the "Good Lord" blocked his attempts at getting rich, knowing he would probably be a crooked business man. He says he has no regrets about it.
Well let's see then. My parents are now both on fixed income, and they have to rely on SSI, and now because of a lack of money, they missed out on the opportunities to purchase our neighbor's farm when it went up for sale, and now the person who bought part of it has put junk all behind my parent's house, and my dad fusses about that on a constant basis, they were unable to purchase my grandmother's home when she passed away, and a member of our family is struggling with an eating disorder that may very well kill him, and my dad doesn't have the money to get him the help he needs.
My dad still says that he has no regrets about his decision, and it was God's will that he was not able to make big money.
No invisible God will determine if I make it in the financial world or not. All these Christians and God both can go screw themselves.
I do not need to get permission from an invisible force to make it in the financial world.
Once again, Christianity is stupid.