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Christian Debt Removers
image I got spammed today by Christian Debt Removers, an organization which advertises itself as a debt elimination service "based on Christian principles." Whatever that means... your guess is as good as mine. The only thing I could figure out was that they've slapped a few proverbs up on their site and this somehow makes them 'Christian.' Of course, the one Christian phrase that's conspicuously absent from their site is the line from the Lord's Prayer: "forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors." But somehow I suspect that, whatever principles they might claim they hold, they draw the line at debt forgiveness. Anyway, I was about to write them off as just another company jumping on the Christian bandwagon to make a quick buck, when I did a little research and discovered that ChristianDebtRemovers.org is the exact same organization as DebtRemovers.org, which is a featured sponsor of Gay World. Immediately my opinion of them went way up, since I was glad to discover that their Christian principles didn't conflict with their support of the gay community. But I do think it would be nice if they could make their support of both Christianity and Gay Rights more evident (especially since the fundamentalist Christian and gay communities traditionally have been rather antagonistic towards each other). Maybe change their tagline to "based on Christian principles and official sponsors of Gay World." That would be pretty catchy. Though maybe, just maybe, they don't actually care about Christian principles or gay rights at all, and they're just cynically targeting different demographic groups with different messages. But no. That couldn't be.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed May 26, 2004


More and more you see "the fish" on business signs and in the yellow pages.
I've finally figured out what they're trying to tell us:....JESUS SELLS!!
Posted by Gee...  on  Wed May 26, 2004  at  06:18 PM
Not only are there many scriptures praising the virtue of debt forgiveness, but lending money at interest is specifically prohibited in the New Testament (traditionally, this has been called the sin of usury).

So maybe "Christian Debt Removal" means persuading your creditors that they shouldn't ask to be paid back?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Texas, USA  on  Wed May 26, 2004  at  07:02 PM
If the thought of making jesus happy will convince people to throw away 10% of their pay every week, then using Abdul's Car Wash because it has a little fish in the corner must make people think they just got their 'get into heaven free' card...
Posted by Cynical  in  China  on  Thu May 27, 2004  at  03:26 AM
Interestingly, Google automatically put ads for downloadable Christian songs and "How Should You Pray?" on this comments page.
Posted by Carl Fink  in  NY  on  Sat May 29, 2004  at  10:14 PM
so i was watching the heart wrenching struggle of that great man clinging to life as it was slipping away from him as he died there and i saw him on the news i must confess ............................ it did give me a hardon
Posted by mordekial  on  Mon Apr 04, 2005  at  11:00 AM
More so than ever, religion will be slammed by capitalist propaganda until maybe one day... just maybe people will realize how much of a crock of shit religion really is.

Nah. On second thought, some rich CEO will buy a new $1,000,000 house for his friend's cousin because he already has too much money from people being sucked into advertisement crap; and hey, he needs the tax write-off.

Religion is just another power card that the influencially persuasive will use to manipulate the weak into doing their bidding. Have fun mocking science fishy people, but you just paid for a bumper sticker. That's right, someone is making money off of your stupidity.
Posted by Too Bold For You To Handle  in  Darwin's World  on  Fri May 25, 2007  at  01:34 AM
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Posted by james biar manyuon  in  Australia Victoria Sunshine  on  Fri Oct 19, 2007  at  01:35 AM
Well, I have to admit there are a lot of people that are not into the Christian thing. Why does it even bother people, do you know the owners of the company? Maybe they are Christian, maybe not.
My faith teaches me not to judge and they will have to answer if they came such a slogan for capitol gain.
I have a friend that is currently on the program and has been for 18 months now, and she could not be happier. Her debt has been reduced and never has a problem. She told me about the phone call and who they were claiming to be, I have my grad degree and she looks up to me. I for one have not found any connection to Gay's or that they don't do what they say they are going to do.
From all my understanding, the company is legal and has been in business for 7 years. This is a hard move to pull off if your currupt.

I would use the service If I needed help.
Credit card companies are the ones to blame for giving credit where credit not needed.
Posted by Bill logan  in  Houston  on  Fri Feb 15, 2008  at  04:07 PM
I don't understand all of these Christian debt consulting companies. Being a christian it seem wrong to use religion like this.
Posted by debt relief settlement  in  USA  on  Sun Feb 17, 2008  at  09:49 PM
Great article! I guess there are too many Christian out there.
Posted by trade show displays  in  canada  on  Fri Feb 22, 2008  at  04:26 PM
Hello,

I have used "The Christian Debt Removers" to consolidate my debt. I received a phone call and ended up needing help, so I went through with everything very skeptical. It's been 3 months now and for some reason I wanted to check the company out cause I didnt hear back from my advisor.

This site scared me cause it was the first thing that I saw, then I realized there are way more than one "Christian debt Removers".

I used the one based in Houston or New York, he said they have offices in several different locations, and it was the BEST decision I have ever made.

I will pay my debt off and start over. After a divorce and life took a turn for the worse I was way over my head and with rising interest rates I was thinking of letting them go back.

God does have a way of working, and if I didnt receive that call I would be far worse off than I am now. So far they have been veyr helpful.

This site scared me and there are frauds out there,I am glad that christian debt removers.com helped me, not the .org
Posted by Tom Carey  in  Ohio  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  12:18 PM
Delightful article. I learn something new with every visit to your site. Thanks!
Posted by Charles Ryder  on  Fri Apr 18, 2008  at  03:35 AM
Thanks .good people)
Posted by Sara  in  usa ny  on  Tue Sep 15, 2009  at  03:31 PM
Thank you for your post. It was an affirmation of what we already knew and was encouraging.)
Posted by Christopher  in  NEY YORK NY US  on  Fri Sep 25, 2009  at  01:08 PM
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