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The Gutless Pacifist: A Modern Creed

found this: A Modern Creed via The Gutless Pacifist, attributed to R. Vallet, Congregations at the Crossroads:
"A Modern Creed -
I believe in my income and Standard of Living, maker of pleasure on earth. And in Things-I-Own and Things-I-Want-To-Get, which are conceived by desire for possessions born of a regular paycheck, suffered under monthly payments, then glorified, cherished and admired. They descend in their value, but on a future day I'll acquire some more, ascending in my status, 'til I sit in quite comfortable retirement, from whence I shall come to enjoy them all without end. I believe in my home or apartment, my comfortable automobile, my vacation with pay, my insurance for life, the satisfaction of my wants and a bank account ever increasing. Amen. [based on The Apostles' Creed]"

Comments

John said…
Vallet nailed it.

I think that you could slip this into the liturgy of many churches and it would be months before anyone noticed.
Yes, you could include it during the November pledge drive.
this is hilarious, i vote to us it for the upcoming capital campaign to fund the new building..
in corpus said…
Thank you for this!
I was looking for this for a while. I first saw it in the 1960's in an ad for Campus Crusade for Christ at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. CCC remembers nothing of it. It was in the days when Christians were actually literate, meaning, they knew what the Apostles' Creed was, even though Billy Graham didn't.
w.

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