Christian Commercialism; selling the word of God
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02-02-2012, 08:21 PM
RE: Christian Commercialism; selling the word of God
(01-02-2012 10:13 AM)Denicio Wrote:  Turn on TBN and watch those freaks gladly empty the pockets of the less fortunate blue hairs around them.
Its fear! They'll gladly pay all they have to reinforce the concept of a happy ending.

I did just as you suggested and I got the story of a guy who had a truck fall on him, crushing him and doing massive damage. I will not do all the details, but this is the basic story:

I should have died, but angles held me together until the paramedics arrived.
I should have died on the operating table, but god guided the surgeon.
I should have died in recover, but 6 surgeries later I'm here to tell you abound how god saved my life and "in my book......"
Also see me on my speaking tour.
...and they do it with a straight face!

Why didn't god stop the truck from falling on him in the first place?
Now that would have been a miracle.

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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03-02-2012, 01:02 AM
RE: Christian Commercialism; selling the word of God
Credible miracles stopped conveniently after cameras and camcorders were invented. Now all we have is hearsay Undecided
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03-02-2012, 05:05 AM
RE: Christian Commercialism; selling the word of God
I was pondering something along these lines as I rode home one day.
We have a proliferation of “industrial” churches popping up.
Not the little chapel on the hill these ones, massive things they are, one is a converted multiplex cinema!
Think of the cash that goes through these places on a Sunday morning!

Makes you wonder what security they have…

10% of your wage and magic underwear…
Must all add up to a massive amount every week?
Why are they tax free? It is obvious it is a business and the tax coffers are running dry so why not re-distribute the wealth?

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. Friedrich Nietzsche
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03-02-2012, 07:24 AM
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The most entertaining church structure I've seen was a presbyterian church. No idea if it was a reused building or what but it was shaped like a cash register. They definitely don't hide that they want your money.

I'm not a non believer, I believe in the possibility of anything. I just don't let the actuality of something be determined by a 3rd party.
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03-02-2012, 09:46 AM
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(03-02-2012 07:24 AM)Lilith Pride Wrote:  The most entertaining church structure I've seen was a presbyterian church. No idea if it was a reused building or what but it was shaped like a cash register. They definitely don't hide that they want your money.

lol! Talk about being obvious...

You should see some of the churches in Dallas... If nothing you say convinces someone that the church wants money, show them one of these churches.. For example, Gateway Church. There's a massive one in Houston, forget the name, but Joel Osteen is the "pastor" aka chief donation getter.. If you don't know him, he's a TV pastor with veneers (or somehow really, really straight white teeth) and an extremely creepy smile...

Better without God, and happier too.
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15-03-2015, 03:20 PM
RE: Christian Commercialism; selling the word of God
Because their religion teaches them NOT to question or they will suffer the flames of hell or lose what little they have ... Even the suggestion to read their bible symbolically or spiritually rather than literally makes them afraid. My father was raised in a Baptist church and thankfully did not push religion on me. I still believed he died from Baptist guilt. He was very intelligent but the fear they put into him was all consuming and very hard for me to understand. It was only after he died I researched religion in depth and I suppose because I didn't ask a religious person for direction I found my way through it without being caught in its web. I read it and understood it all differently than those who were trained by church and its pillars. I just read it as God was love and understood it as a historical book of man's spiritual evolution. The bible itself is really a brilliant work that can be read/taught to create/develop good or evil in someone. The way I have seen it preached it does not evoke a God of love or a Spirit of love -it champions war, it promotes government tyranny, it supports the rich and it actually has formed our way of life. Even those who don't believe follow many of its directives because its tradition -its been bred into them -into their genes and lets face it -'changing is uncomfortable' in everyone in some area of their life,' especially when you have been taught since birth that something is right or that you must do it and you should not rebel or question persons of authority.
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