How They Get You
TV evangelists are of a different order in the taxonomy of the animal kingdom. It takes a special kind of bottom feeder to take money from people in the name of Jesus.
I remember back in my crazy Christian days, I bought it all. One of these things always stands out as a reminder of how brainwashed evangelicals are. Here’s Creflo “Give Me Your” Dollar using a particular tactic to make people reach into their wallets:
Atlanta “prosperity gospel” minister and megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar briefly addressed his desire for a multimillion-dollar Gulfstream G650 jet over the weekend, saying people who criticized him didn’t have a godly worldview.
“See, don’t get upset when the world says stuff and talks about stuff, and all that. They’re just looking through the wrong lens, they don’t understand,” Creflo said in a sermon uploaded to his ministry’s website.
“‘What does a preacher need with an airplane?’ They don’t know,” the preacher added. “They’ll never know because they’re not looking through the Word. They will never know, never never know.”
I want you to focus on one phrase: that “the world says stuff”. What he is trying to impart is that “the world” is not of Jesus. It is the monumental work of the devil. These preachers hammer this home because they know how to separate people from reality this way. There is this “world” that does nothing but tempt one to sin. Everyone in the congregation knows that code, the concept of “the world”. Now “the world” is a pretty rough place. I can sort of understand why these people want no part of it. I even understand the need to believe in a better one after you die. But truly fuck those who make money off that fear.
Oh, I know perfectly well what you are doing, Creflo. I’m just waiting for you to fuck up and have everything taken from you. Then you can do like Jim Bakker and Ted Haggard and start a grift in your basement all over again. Asshole.