May 23, 2011

Raptures And Recessions Seem To Go Together

Like peas and carrots. I had to say that.

The tithes start dropping off because people are having financial problems, the preachers start panicking and decide it's time to make a prediction.

Some of y’all may remember Oral Robert. Back in the 80’s during the last recession he predicted the end of time and of course people had to send him money so he could get the word out so no one was left behind. You would think people would stop listening to him after the big day came and went and we were all still here but he still had people sending him money.

Once again we had a preacher begging for money during another apocalypse that didn’t happen. May 21, 2011 came and went just like any other day. When will people learn?

I read in the paper that some emptied their bank accounts and quit their jobs. Now what are they going to do? Some are probably homeless.

“I don’t have any money or a place to live because Jesus stood me up.”

Most people would be thrown in jail for stealing money from the ignorant but if a person hides behind the Bible they are exempt and can trick the na├»ve all they want. It’s not fair. Yes, I realize that if they are dumb enough to fall for these tricks they deserve what they get. A fool and his money are soon parted and all that but who do you think pays for all of this? You and me.

The government will now have to support these poor souls who will now be on Welfare, food stamps and whatever other handout they require because they were foolish enough to give all their money to Herald Camping’s rapture campaign.

I think they should sue Family Radio Worldwide and get their money back. People are suing McDonald’s for hot coffee and Walmart for slick linoleum they should be able to file a lawsuit against evangelists giving false predictions and tricking them out of their money.

One good lawsuit should do it and maybe then it will show all the others they can’t get away with this sort of thing.

There should be limits on these people anyway. I think preachers should have to pay taxes like the rest of us. There are too many rich televangelists out there while the working stiffs are struggling to pay the light bill. Something wrong with that picture.


Marian said...

I remember reading about a charismatic preacher during the Depression called, Amy McPherson who convinced the most poor people to give her their last dollar. She got rich during the Depression with this kind of charade!

It's very sad to prey on people's fears like this...

Great blog--I'm a follower now!

Pamela N Red said...

Marian, I hadn't heard about Amy McPherson but I'm not surprised. There are vultures that prey on people and there should be laws against it. Thanks for reading.