Saturday, November 28, 2009

Seriously? People are STILL giving Jim Bakker money?

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to have the day after Thanksgiving off from work. I had the television on as I was puttering around the house when a "paid program" came on. It was the Jim Bakker Show, live from Branson, Missouri. Apparently, this con-artist (along with second wife Lori) has managed to continue goat-roping people into giving him money so he can continue to do "God's work." It would also seem that he has developed another Christian living community called Morningside and is giving away End-Times Survial Kits to those who give "love gifts" to help fund his "ministry."

The day after Thanksgiving he was on the air less than five minutes before whining that they "need a miracle" to be able to pay the bills.

This all sounds very familiar to me - It sounds just like his original scam back in the PTL days with his first wife Tammy Faye.

Out of morbid curiosity I got on his website.

I challenge you to find any area of this site that is lacking the PayPal logo and not asking for money.

Oh, but there is a nifty little tab called "End Times News" that is fueling fear and directing the sheeple to buy their wares so they can protect themselves and survive the Tribulation.

This is disgusting. Clearly this man is either delusional or mean

Thursday, November 12, 2009

2012 Nonsense. . .

You know, it never ceases to amaze me just how irrational people can be. Listen, people, we will still be here past 2012. Remember Y2K? Exactly . . .

And if you don't believe me, then listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson courtesy of Nova Now.

Monday, October 12, 2009

You've gotta love rational comedy

Dara O'Brien is a fabulous comic with a rational bent. Win-win.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What's a zealot to do . . .

. . . when the King James Version of the Bible just isn't quite conservative enough? Well, re-write/translate it, of course! Apparently Conservapedia (The "trustworthy" encyclopedia!) has decided to begin a Bible re-translation project.

Conservapedia is the brainchild of Andrew Schlafly, offspring of conservative matriarch Phyllis Schlafly. I encourage you to peruse the Main Page and the "Commandments" of Conservapedia as well. There is absolutely nothing about this site that is "trustworthy." And it would be funny if so many sheltered homeschoolers didn't get all of their information here.

However - if you begin to feel like your head will explode, chek out what Salon had to say about the project. It's satire at it's finest.