Do Many Christians prostitute their religion for money

Posted by: Najs

The Christian televangelists, faith healers, "prophets/prophetesses", and wealthy ministers demand money in order to be blessed or healed. The money gained are then used for external personal gain such as to pay for their jets, mansions, expensive cars, fancy vacations, and their whole lifestyle. The congregations pay willingly, yet this is against their biblical teachings given by "Jesus" (Yeshua/Isa). The one's demanding money are they then going to hell?

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Forthelulz says2015-06-01T03:47:51.1007721-05:00
There are atheists who do the exact same thing.
Najs says2015-06-01T03:55:41.0374964-05:00
Atheists do not consider their beliefs to be a religion.
hect says2015-06-01T04:19:18.1516437-05:00
People like those described above should be out in the street with a cardboard box, shouting and hollering and selling pencils from a cup!
Forthelulz says2015-06-01T05:46:10.9074021-05:00
The absence of a religion could be argued to be a religion unto itself.
reece says2015-06-01T06:06:04.9360271-05:00
@Forthelulz An absence of religion could be argued to be an absence of religion.
hect says2015-06-01T07:22:58.1493798-05:00
@Forthelulz: no it couldn't
Mathgeekjoe says2015-06-01T09:46:46.0896102-05:00
Well the absence of intelligence can be considered a category of intelligence. I don't see how the absence of a religion couldn't also be considered a category of religion.
blackkid says2015-06-01T12:26:57.8123343-05:00
"Well the absence of intelligence can be considered a category of intelligence. I don't see how the absence of a religion couldn't also be considered a category of religion." Both of these are wrong. Also, atheism is not actually being irreligious, which is the opposite of being religious, thank you.
reece says2015-06-01T17:09:05.5406967-05:00
@blackkid There are different forms of atheism. Being antitheist/irreligious is one of them.
hect says2015-06-01T18:35:40.1712279-05:00
@Mathgeekjoe: what? I'd love to know how your brain works. How could the absence of religion be considered religion, the sentence doesn't even make sense. Could the absence of communism be considered communism? Could the absence of a free society be considered a free society? Could the absence of buddhism be considered buddhism? The answer to all of those is no. So that only leaves me with one question, what are you talking about sir?
Najs says2015-06-01T20:21:44.9376249-05:00
Hypocrisy exists among any group, true. Majority of Christians in the West are among the most hypocritical group from its own teachings. I can't say this so much for Christians in other countries that I lived in. But even the roots of Christianity bleeds hypocrisy beginning with self-proclaimed apostle Paul changing most of the teachings of prophet Yahushua (aka Jesus) and claiming he was a god. The West is very secular, materialistic, and capitalist which goes against the teachings of Yahushua. But, many of the Christian leaders who teach prosperity gospel are not condemned and forced to resign of the false teachings, rather they are praised or not seen as very harmful to your flock.
Najs says2015-06-01T20:31:20.4326919-05:00
What encouraged me to make this poll was when my TV was suddenly plagued with televangelists and faith healers demanding a $1,000+ donations if "you can't pay your hospital bills" or are "very ill". Would it not make sense to use the $1,000 to pay your bills or you will go in debt? Neither can you buy God to heal you, that's foolish. They take advantage of gullible and desperate people with false promises. About the Catholic faith, I do not believe they go to this extent.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-01T21:02:57.5071734-05:00
@Najs: That sort of thing is illegal here, and I think you should petition to get it banned in your region too...
Mathgeekjoe says2015-06-02T07:33:45.7810991-05:00
@hect. Can't stupid be consider a category of intelligence. I don't see why no religion can't be considered a category of intelligence.
hect says2015-06-02T19:32:32.4467336-05:00
@Mathgeekjoe: Perhaps stupid could be considered some level of intelligence, it's just a lesser form of intelligence it is the same as comparing a religious extremist to a religious moderate, it still exist in some form rather to a lesser extent. However you are trying to make a connection where there is none, like saying because there is not 'intelligence' on mars therefore there is 'intelligence' on mars. Thus as just rather eloquently proven I am correct again.
hect says2015-06-02T19:35:49.4061852-05:00
I just noticed yo backtracked a little you originally said "I don't see how the absence of a religion couldn't also be considered a category of religion" my above comment is in reverence to that not after you had changed your argument to "I don't see why no religion can't be considered a category of intelligence" therefore it appears you concede.
Najs says2015-06-11T01:20:51.1576887-05:00
@Diqiucun_Cunmin, I have no specific religion. I grew up under the teachings of Christianity (from my mother) and islam (my father). I left Christianity for several reasons. I agree only to some of the teachings of Islam, Judaism, a bit of deism, and some of the philosophy of Buddhism. But, I am unable to agree 100% with any of these teachings, only some. But, I would love to possibly start a petition!

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