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since there's no one else around, we let our hair grow long and forget all we used to know. then our skin gets thicker from living out in the snow.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

no thanks.

i got this in the mail today.





i was appalled for more than one reason. but mostly, i suspected that this "church" is preying on ignorant people who really think that if they send back a prayer or money, they will be "blessed." the most sickening part of it, though, is the way it is written - full of scary language and empty promises.
couple that with the nonsensical instructions to write a prayer, place it on top of a specific page in the bible, under the bed, for the night - for what reason? it doesn't say. but it does instruct you to, in the morning, wait until after dawn to open the "prophecy."
i opened it immediately. it was like a bad horoscope - promising blessings and power and that if i returned this "anointed prayer handkerchief to this 56-year old church," i would be blessed beyond measure.
sounded pretty shady to me. so, i began to wonder if anyone is actually manipulated by this letter. and if so, who are these people?
i did some research. and i found this.
it made me sad. and horribly angry that people misuse the name of god and the power of jesus for things like this scam.
this is why i don't like to call myself a christian. i am a friend of jesus. but religion is not for me.









3 Comments:

  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    We got that too. My wife was unhappy though, because she though that if God was going to giver us money, he wouldn't make us pay it back.

     
  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    I've been considering a post about the phenomenon of people stapling Bible verses to trees.

     
  • At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ok. In our countries, Latin America, there is a similar phenomen. But the churches are from US. We have a bad bad economy (that's the origin of emigration to the US), poor education, but the "holy men" are getting rich very fast

     

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