Religion is one hell of a good business

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Religion is one hell of a good business

Post by jeanV » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:56 pm

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Looks like mikgof and I were wrong after all:

looking inspired while reading from silly old books is a reasonable business model, it seems.



Eric Macedo, Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Brazil --- 1.1 Bn $

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Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries, US --- 760 M $

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Pat Robertson, Regent U. and televangelism, US --- 500 M $

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George Foreman, some church in Houston, US --- 250 M $

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David Oyedepo, Nigerian megachurch and religious U., Nigeria --- 150 M $

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Re: Religion is one hell of a good business

Post by Mikgof » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:34 pm

What do you mean by saying I was wrong? I've always thought of religion as a con job. Although I do think that power over people is the primary goal of religion. Enrichment is just a natural consequence of that power.

Religion takes advantage of what seems to be a natural propensity of humans to believe in some form of higher power. Naturalistic answers cut no ice with certain people. Which is why after WW2 we had the more modern version of religion with the advent of rocketry, of "flying saucers". Aliens created us. Today we have the very latest in the computer age "The universe is a simulation". These more "modern" religions though seem more designed to relieve people of their money rather than power for the sake of power. Are these newer religions hand in hand with the older religions? Covering all bases? Or have they just spotted a gap in the market?
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Re: Religion is one hell of a good business

Post by nappybonesapart5 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:43 pm

Ahem LKY headed the state religion of Singapore (PAP lar) and was loaded, too
Family wealth is about 10bn dollars on one ref

(some of it ox cart loan money hush hush)
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Re: Religion is one hell of a good business

Post by nappybonesapart5 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:49 pm

how much did foreman get for beating people up/selling things/praying?
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Re: Religion is one hell of a good business

Post by jeanV » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:34 pm

nappybonesapart5 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:43 pm
Ahem LKY headed the state religion of Singapore (PAP lar)
Completely silly. Praying to LKY, a religion? Nonsense.

We just render just grace to the saintlike man who was the spirit of prosperity.

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nappybonesapart5 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:43 pm
and was loaded, too
Family wealth is about 10bn dollars on one ref
That and your termites slander might land you in court for defamation, you heathen.

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:43 pm
(some of it ox cart loan money hush hush)
What happens in Singapore stays in Singapore.

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