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Oh silver you could make a fluffy thread once in a while, it doesn't all have to be flame bait does it?

Also this is pretty low hanging fruit.
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Oh silver you could make a fluffy thread once in a while, it doesn't all have to be flame bait does it?

Also this is pretty low hanging fruit.


Really, it's about making fun of those silly commercials. I mean, we can focus on the doom and gloom caused by people ignorantly throwing their money at false prophets.
But let's face it, the idea that someone is stupid enough to buy miracle kits is hilarious
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silversongwriter wrote:


dsjb wrote:

Oh silver you could make a fluffy thread once in a while, it doesn't all have to be flame bait does it?

Also this is pretty low hanging fruit.


Really, it's about making fun of those silly commercials. I mean, we can focus on the doom and gloom caused by people ignorantly throwing their money at false prophets.
But let's face it, the idea that someone is stupid enough to buy miracle kits is hilarious


Now that isn't a bad idea actually I'm sure there are loads of unintentionally hilarious old adverts from the 80's you should totally make that thread and not another one involving religion, gay people or politics. Bring a little joy to the world.
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"Before you can call someone dumb for this.... Understand the targets are the extremely poor, debt ridden, uneducated, and elderly".
- Silversongwriter and co.

[As seen on Criminal Minds, S100, ep 20]
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"Before you can call someone dumb for this.... Understand the targets are the extremely poor, debt ridden, uneducated, and elderly".
- Silversongwriter and co.

[As seen on Criminal Minds, S100, ep 20]


I'm sure this is some kind of reference, I just don't know what it is. I don't watch much TV
Posted 4/14/15

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severticas wrote:

"Before you can call someone dumb for this.... Understand the targets are the extremely poor, debt ridden, uneducated, and elderly".
- Silversongwriter and co.

[As seen on Criminal Minds, S100, ep 20]


I'm sure this is some kind of reference, I just don't know what it is. I don't watch much TV


No worries, no one on cr gets me anway lol xD.
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In the end it's the individual's responsibility to do their own due-diligence and live with the consequences. There is no way the government can vet every person making a claim and insure they are legit.

As for singling out "Pastors"I think it's a disservice to be so broad. There are Pastor's who get no pay (offering go to building maintenance), they work a regular 40hr a week job and volunteer their pastor time. My uncle is one. In layman's terms he's just a passionate community volunteer with a religious angle.

If an intelligent, well dressed financial advisor says he can guarantee you 50% or even 20% returns to help "grow" your wealth, just invest whatever you can spare…is that illegal? btw if anyone claims that high of guaranteed returns, it's a scam, run.

Google Bernie Madoff. He had all of WallStreet (really smart well-paid people usually) fooled. There's no laws against being clever or greedy.
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dsjb wrote:

Oh silver you could make a fluffy thread once in a while, it doesn't all have to be flame bait does it?

Also this is pretty low hanging fruit.


I know right? It's sad when I can scroll through and pick out which threads he started. I almost make a game of it now.

Posted 4/14/15 , edited 4/14/15
Doesn't matter what they are or call themselves , bad apples are bad. Taking advantage of another for whatever reason , thats not a pastor thing, its a con man thing. And, real or not, if some charlatan "doctor" or sanctimonious "pastor" profits from another's naiveté, Im sure there is a special place in hell for them.
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Nothing new .
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Doesn't matter what they are or call themselves , bad apples are bad. Taking advantage of another for whatever reason , thats not a pastor thing, its a con man thing. And, real or not, if some charlatan "doctor" or sanctimonious "pastor" profits from another's naiveté, Im sure there is a special place in hell for them.


I guess the only think people can hope for is being educated. The bible never supports the idea that prosperity would instantly reach your life if you donate to a church. Nor does it really support the modern idea of tithing. If people don't understand that, you'll get more old, sick, and poor people dropping almost all they have in the hands of millionaire preachers
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"My name is a priest named slickback"
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no... nobody should allowed to scam anybody

but it happens
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Scammers are scammers. These "pastors" are really just in it for the money and attention, not because they're actually religious or give a damn about anyone. It's like how, in the Middle and Dark Ages, the heads of the Catholic church used everyone to gain enough power/wealth to manipulate and rival even the monarchies.

As is fairly obvious, I think, I believe that this particular brand of scamming should be hammered down; however, I'm torn over the people whose predispositions render them especially vulnerable to these sort of schemes. Perhaps foster and increase in awareness of scams? Well, we can only do so much to help them.
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