Christian faith here or there, it’s beyond me why people accept televangelists. I remember Christopher Hitchens being interviewed on Fox in regard to the death of Jerry Falwell. I could feel with Hitchens’ reply as I couldn’t stand Falwell and all these other nuts. But then, just recently, Manfred Rommel died. The son of Erwin Rommel, the “desert fox” in Hitler’s war in Africa, eventually executed Socrates-style for refusing orders to kill POW’s. Rommel had been a well-liked, conservative mayor in Stuttgart, Germany. He built Stammheim prison for the left-wing Baader-Meinhof terrorists, fiercely against them. - But at their deaths, in line with his father’s spirit, he mentioned to let the dead rest and let disagreement cease. This shook me hard.
I’m not saying this in response to any comments here, I’m saying it for myself. Too much anger in my heart, too much disappointment, too much blaming others. - With Rommel’s death I was confronted with a strong man of conviction, a man who fought his enemies… but also a man who showed mercy when the fight was over. - I wanna remember this, and learn from it.
A bit over ten years ago I went to trade school for electrical stuff. One of my classmates was the manager of three adult bookstores. Still boggles my mind why he was there as he was obviously doing quite well, or maybe not… I don’t know, never asked. Anyway, he was hilarious, and his jokes were mainly aimed at televangelists. He loved to watch them, saying, “hey, I’m a be one o’ these dudes one day… and you’ll know where your money ends up… oh yeah, I’m a get me tons of jewelry and Rolexes and you’ll see it!” - I was a devout Christian at the time, but for some reason we got along very well. Wish we had kept in touch. Lovely dude. - Anyway, what I wanted to say… televangelism is about the most ridiculous form of Christianity out there, and those deluded, money-hungry hypocrites I’m certain Jesus had in mind when sifting the pharisees… for my own sanity, however, I won’t allow myself to comment on this man’s death. Death is death. Life is over. I simply hope that unless you’re in for the money you’ll recognize the delusion of this sort of Christianity.
Again, televangelism is beyond me. Unless you’re confined to your home without friends, meaning most often elderly people in need of some sort of sanity, who listens to this trash? And given the most likely listeners and givers of money, yeah, that makes these “enterprises” all the more abhorrent. Christian? Whatever good or bad Christianity has in its pockets, this stuff is beyond the dreams of a satanist.
No comment on the man, but put everyone of them in sack and hit it, you’ll always get the right one…
Oh my, what did I do? Babble and babble and babble… I guess I needed an outlet :)