Sunday, December 10, 2006

what's next? direct deposit?

take a quick peek at this- atms for jesus! guess passing the offering plate wasn't cutting it with the credit card crew. i'm thinking that these churches should just set up direct deposit so that they can suck money from the parishoners and have it instantly.

16 comments:

Donnie McDaniel said...

That is the most absolute horrible and greedy thing I have heard of in a very long time. And I have heard and seen some pretty screwed up things in my life. GOD needs money!! He can create life and this world, but can't seem to supply his own tender. WTF?

spadoman said...

Well, Tammy Faye needed her makeup and Benny Hinn has to get that traveling salvation show on the road and place to place some way. Might as well make it easy to get the money into the hoppers.

Tithing, giving ten percent of everything you make to the church. What a rip off. But in some respects, some good works come from the work of churches. I guess I'll give my donations where I want to, when I want to and the way I want to. Electronic giving is not anything I would want to be involved with.

What gets me is the way they thank their god for scoring touchdowns and hitting home runs. God must answer those prayers for the athletes to make good plays. So, that means they don't want peace because if they prayed for it, it would be so, just like the touchdowns and home runs.

The bibles verses can be reconstructed and interpretted to meet the needs of the sermon. Each sermon then finishes with the collection of money. Pay for your slavation instead of PRAY for your salvation.

BAC said...

Hummm ... everlasting life, and frequent flyer miles!

BAC

Glenda said...

HAHa..wha will they think of next???
pay-for-view baptismal fonts?
Frozen wafers in a box (large family size!)?

Anonymous said...

oh, for the love of pete! that's outrageous.

Coffee Messiah said...

You have to Love their creativity in finding even more ways to give to the church ; (
I find that very few churches actually do for the people, as they were meant to.
I've not seen too many out here, as I know a few in SF did a hell of a job opening their doors to those less fortunate, and they were in the Tenderloin District, one of the worse areas in SF.
Amazing ; (

QUASAR9 said...

Well some people say shopping malls are the cathedrals of the 20th century ...
but I'm guessing hospitals are the churches of the modern age
every mother fuc..r has to go when they are born (and to die) and a few times in between, though not necessarily on Sundays
And if you can afford to pay they promise miracle drugs & surgery to help you live 'forever'

And they really know how to suck (or leech) on your credit - and there's no refunds either.
But hey you gotta laugh!

Anonymous said...

My mom always had a saying growing up. No matter what the economic times, churches always have money!

Anonymous said...

not a bad idea actually. Think if the churches could get some lending power then think of the money that could come in off on 4% morgage. Better yet, why not combine a church and an off track betting site, big money!

betmo said...

don't they already have bingo? :)

msliberty said...

I heard about this on NPR a while back! Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Natural evolution. Evangelicals beliefs may be rooted in the first century, but I assure you - their scams are as modern as anybody else's!

Mary said...

Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

holy shit

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't be too surprising to see someone come up with direct deposit.

Kvatch said...

It wouldn't be too surprising to see someone come up with direct deposit.

No question this is where tithing is going. 10% by electronic transfer each month.