There is brainwashed and there is braindead. I could understand if it was the first time but it's at least the second 🙄

I hope someone will wake the fuck up and press charges.

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Gullibility. There's the magic word. It is the word that empowers megachurches to be built, the word upon which people like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell and Joel Osteen built their empires. Ol' Hank here would follow in their footsteps, and so far, his congregation seems to be willing to be led to the slaughter, without so much as a blink.

That brand of blind ignorance scares the whee outta me. It should scare anyone with a working brain.

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L. Ron Hubbard got one thing right: "If you want to get rich, start a religion."

Bottom line: The Christian conmen have repeatedly shown which master they serve. And it ain't the Big Guy or his kid.

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How soon before a sweet little private jet (average cost, $3 million) shows up at the closest airport?

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I don't know why you people are so skeptical. He prayed in tongues and everything.

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So Satan can get financing, but God is cash only. Kind of sounds like lenders trust Satan more than they trust God.

Well, that's understandable. Satan seems to honor his agreements, while God is always changing his mind, or suddenly needing more, or just disappearing when he's supposed to deliver.

I mean, who would you be more likely to lend money to, someone who actually knows the difference between good and evil, or someone who thinks that it's impossible for anything he does to be evil?

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What would you care to bet that he suddenly has a new Rolls/Bentley/Maserati/Maybach in his garage? It is why we need to be pelting our congress critters with requests to amend the Non-profit and Not-for-profit regulations. First and foremost, so his marks can see how he has grifted them, but also so it becomes painfully obvious to everyone what tax-free status of churches is doing to the national treasury.

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"...steal this deal for God."

Interesting choice of words, Hanky. Freudian slip? And here I thought stealing and coveting violated the 8th and 10th Commandments.

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It's only a matter of time before Kunteman takes a page out of Oral Roberts' playbook and demands millions so god doesn't kill him. And the rubes will pony up.

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To be an optimist, I hope his congregation gets smart and leaves.

To be a cynic, I hope that the divorce lawsuit resulting from his wife finding out about his mistress reveals his fraud too.

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Job 20:15“He swallows riches,

But will vomit them up;

God will expel them from his belly.

Proverbs 21:20

There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise,

But a foolish man swallows it up.

Matthew 25:3-4

For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Proverbs 15:6

Great wealth is in the house of the righteous,

But trouble is in the income of the wicked.

Luke 15:14

Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished.

Luke 16:1

Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles,

But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor,

And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that even wise men die;

The stupid and the senseless alike perish

And leave their wealth to others.

Matthew 6:19-20

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;


This isn't the lard talking, this is me.

As an atheist, the only thing preventing me from stealing idiotic believers blind are the morals that the believers claim I don't have because I'm not a believer.

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I really should have gone into the ministry. I might have that plane I want by now. Damn conscience.

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Preachers are social parasites, and always have been. They suck up money from gullible fools and contribute little if anything of value to the world. I have precious little sympathy for the people who delegate their thinking to a fool like this.

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It seems he wants to buy or build a large billion dollar mansion or buy a 500 million dollar mega yacht. Both he wants no one to know about apparently.

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And yet the popularity of con-preachers is immense. It's a pretty bleak indictment of the species, if I'm feeling pessimistic. Which I am.

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"Grift" is the word for it. Christianity has been doing this exact same grift for 1700 years. I personally watched an on-going, years-long grift to raise money to build a parochial school at the catholic church my family attended. Never mind that there were *two* parochial schools nearby--one a mile to the south and the other a mile to the north. But *those* were run by *different parishes*! Which were not sufficiently conservative! (We won't go into the fact that the parish to the south was a dumping-ground for abusive priests in the diocese, where the priests would come into school classrooms and select children to take back to the rectory to abuse. With the connivance of the bishop, himself named last December as an abuser. The diocese continued the grift by declaring bankruptcy last May.) It's all one grift, one abuse system. Kunneman and his ilk are in expected company.

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