Sunday, August 1, 2010

How much interest does one charge their god?

So some church-goers in Montreal, Canada are all upset because they loaned their pastor well over $100,000 because he said their god needed it to build a new church, but the pastor has repaid nothing.  At least two particularly stupid followers even re-mortgaged their homes to loan him tens of thousands of dollars each.  Others went into credit card debt to finance their loan.  You can read the full article here.

To the ladies who re-mortgaged their homes, there are some problems with the thinking process that you went through, which make me think you largely deserve what you got (ie. nothing):

1.  You re-mortgaged your house.

2.  You gave the money to somebody else.

3.  You gave it to him because he said he had an imaginary friend that needed it.

4.  You failed to properly examine how the money would be recovered and repaid.

5.  You believe in an all-powerful god, but you still think it needs money from you.

Honestly, it's the same scam over and over and over again, for thousands of years, and some people are just too stupid to recognise it or even to see the obvious logical flaw with it, as in point #5.


Jim said...

This is a perfect time to use my favorite quote off of U2's album, 'Rattle and Hum.'

"...and a preacher on the 'Old Time Gospel Hour', stealing money from the sick and the old. Well, the God I believe in isn't short of cash, mister."

For a guy who doesn't pay taxes, God must sure be squandering all that income.

Fancy cars, maybe?

Anonymous said...

I agree. Those idiots got what they deserved. What about all that anti-money/anti-rich crap Jebus used to go on about in the Buybull? Hmm, guess we took THOSE verses outa context too. Silly atheists. We are always taking those scriptures outa context. Some mormons gave up their children's college education money to help finance the passing of prop 8 in Ca. Sick a-holes.

Anonymous said...

My theory is that the angels are all resurrected Playboy bunnies.
Still gold-digging whores though, so the sugar-daddy in the sky has to tap us for it.
He'll pay us back on 'the last day.'

Uyi Iredia said...

i definitely don't subscribe to using God & belief in tithing principles to shrewdly strip one of one's wealth >>>> believe me, when i say I've seen worse things here in my country >>> but you mention a single story >>> what about Christians who have dedicated their lives to service of humanity (like mother Theresa, amy carmicheal e.t.c) >>> do they charge interest on God ?

Admin said...

Yes, I mentioned a single story, because that's what the post was about. The point is that anybody who believes in an omnipotent being that still needs their money is just not thinking. And then to give up your house for it and be surprised when you don't get it back? That's just dumb.