The American dream is about personal responsibility and initiative. It is not only Christian, it is Orthodox.
The irony is Orthodoxy touts free will, but usually allies itself with political autocracy.
Never a truer word spoken.
Absolutely agree with you, guys.
If the American dream is to fight harder to get to where you can provide better, get out of debt and succeed at that provision-then no I don not think it goes against Christianity. It implies hard work, and dedication, two traits necessary in our faith journey.
If the American dream is to get 'stuff' and more 'stuff, pure materialism then no. There is a lot of that in the evangelical church.
we live in an area that is rural enough so that we can still buy land and live on it sustaining ourselves, or we can live in our version of the 'projects', art flats, or condo's. It's not nearly what any of those areas in your pictures show, but it's heading there. I can't stand sprawl, and I can't stand metropolitan areas-to each his own on that matter. We all have different ideas of the ideal place to live and raise children after all.
Yes, I agree here as well. As it has been indicated, the real American dream is based on hard work, personal responsibility and initiative, in other words on values considered and respected by the originators of the American dream. This goal motivated millions living in this country. Also, the very same goal encouraged millions to move from overeas to this land. Including myself. On the other hand, we can observe pure materialism and other pervertions of the American dream.