Wommack added that he once took $78.35 from a woman with mental health problems even though she had nothing else left
I do not understand why anyone listens to preachers like Womack, how they can believe what he says and give them money. That story doesn’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy. But then I’m not convinced of the ridiculous stories in the Bible.
"I don't care whether you give or not. God's gonna take care of me."
He doesn't care whether or not you (indivdually) will give him money, because there are so many of you (collectively) that will. All for an invisible product that costs nothing to manufacture and cannot be delivered until after death. Large corporations, as exploitative as they can be, are more ethical than this.
Most of us here 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 follow this model and be just as successful with it. The difference is that we all have the integrity to care about our fellow humans and not wish them harm.
Got to log off for a bit.
I just checked my email. In response to a comment I made earlier, someone anonymously gifted me a 1-year subscription here based on a comment I made.
I thank you kindly, o anonymous one. Very much appreciated.
OT - Speaking of extreme hoarders
𝟕𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬
The great journalist H.L Mencken thought of the Christian businessman as the most revolting creature ever created.
Mencken was right. Evangelists are businessmen selling god, using a healthy dose of hypocrisy.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
-- Matthew 6:19-21
Gonna listen to your alleged savior, Mo Wack? Or are you content to be a Brylcreem Christian? Your Jesus lived hand to mouth. Obviously this is not good enough for you. Just as obviously, we can see where your heart really is.
𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘵. 𝘎𝘰𝘥'𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘦, 𝘐 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶.
What's this present-participle bullshit? GOING TO?!? Wommack HAS BEEN taken care of, obviously so, and he won't let his congregation or anyone else forget it. The obvious question is whether said congregants will benefit similarly in any fashion, and I'd bet a cup of Folgers that the answer to that is a resounding 𝗡𝗢!!! The whole prosperity gospel scam is designed to pay off for the scammer, and never for the scammed.
But then, that's why they call it a scam.
It's people like this that lead me to think that these guys don't believe. This isn't just lying for Jesus, this is lying for personal profit.
Well, at least this is a step forward, a bit of progress in televangelist land. I never thought I'd see the day when one of them was honest enough to actually admit he relies on mental patients to give him money. Hemant says Wommack's story is unverifiable, but just offhand I suspect it pretty much tells his whole story--his and just about every other christian preacher's.
Lemme just feed that sermon through the 'ol Bullshit-to-English translator:
"I'm stealing from you! I'm gonna take all your money, and you're gonna let me. I'm gonna tell you exactly how much money I've been stealing from everyone here, how much dough I rake in every single hour, and then I'm gonna look you in the eye and smile and you're gonna give me all you've got left anyway. It's so easy I don't even have to hide it. You're all gullible. I'm rich. I'm filthy, stinking rich, because you're all gullible. C'mon up here and plant a seed that'll turn into my next Learjet. Give me your mortgage payments. Give me your medical bills. Give me your kids' college funds. I'll take all of it. I don't care if you starve; I don't care if you lose your home; I don't care if you get hit by my stretch limo on the way home from church today. I know you'll be back here next week to give me more. Amen."
Taking $78.35 from a woman who had nothing left.
I look at Wommack and seriously want to slap the taste out of his mouth. He thought nothing of taking advantage of a person's mental difficulties to steal money from her. He gets his abominable morals out of the bible. Seems to me that HE'S the one with mental difficulties.
And now a word from the inimitable Janis Joplin, because it's obligatory every time this prosperity gospel horsebuggery pops up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H7YULkiLIA
One of the many typical examples of how Prosperity Gospel Preachers steals money without his victims knowing it.
"You know, I don't care whether you give or not. God's gonna take care of me, I promise you. My needs are bigger than what you can meet… I just figured out this week I have to have $11,000 an hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days out of the year."
WTF is he doing that his "lifestyle" costs $96,360,000 a year‽‽‽
So the new tactic in sales is to proudly admit your avarice and larceny, boast about it, flaunt it, present it as a virtue, and when criticized for it, double down on it.
Okay, good idea.
O/T: The Hell That Patriarchy Promises and Too Often Delivers: A Very Personal Review of Women Talking - from Righting America