Scamvangelist Creflo Dollar: Beware the Facebook Curse!
Stunning pulpit vomit from scamvangelist Creflo Dollar’s ‘preaching’ as he warns his congregation that “a curse” will come on them if they say bad things about the appointed men of God who have fallen into sin. Where does this curse come from? Writing things on Facebook and Twitter.
What a bunch of abusive shit. The Facebook curse? Really? The Twitter Curse? How mentally and emotionally stunted would you have to be to believe this manipulative crap? Don’t say anything when someone steals your money with lies. No, instead “cover them.” Don’t say anything when the “appointed man of God” sleeps with your wife. No, instead “cover them.” Manipulative, fear-mongering, bull-shit! The Facebook curse…
But why does Creflo say things like that? Because it’s important for his scam to ensure he has a bully pulpit to fleece his mindless congregation.
One of the greatest scams in North America is the prosperity gospel: God wants you to give me money (lots of money!) and if you do: God will bless you extravagantly. If you can convince people of this then your earning potential is greatly increased.
However, before you can scam people out of gobs of money–tax-free of course, another great aspect of the awesomeness of this scam–there are some key ingredients that the scamvangelist needs in order to help him or her fleece the sheeple.
A handful of bully pulpit. First, like the above video, socialize the sheeple into subservience. Teach them not to question the “Man of gawd.” Teach them not to question your teachings. Teach them not to “Touch the Lord’s anointed.” Teach them that it is a sin to question anything you say. Get real uppity about it: passive-aggressive behavior and threats work real well on the emotional and mental health of people who see you as the “man of Gawd.” It is an effective means to bully your way into people’s wallets.
A dash of biblical illiteracy: This is a must for the hawker of heavenly riches. People must be unaware of large portions of their Bible, and most of all, must be completely unaware of the context of their Bible–they need to have a little awareness so the scamvangelist can say, “Just like David” as if it settles his point, as if there’s nothing else in the Bible. They mark needs to be completely ignorant of their own presuppositions, and not know that “money” and “needs” meant something entirely different during biblical times than it does in our opulent society. This is important because from their marks ignorance the prosperity pimp can then use the Bible to convince greedy sheeple that God wrote the Bible to them–just to them–to tell them how he wants to make them rich… because it’s a biblical principle.
A dollop of lack: This is, in my estimation, the most important ingredient in many recipes of the prosperity gospel: creating a sense of lack in the victim. This is where the skill of the con-man comes into play. You have to convince the mark that God is holding something back on them. This is insidious in its brilliance, and made easier in our materialistic society characterized by the social attitude of relative poverty. When you can take people who are in the top 1% of income earners in the world, and the top 0.01% in history, who have access to food, lifestyle, and health care that is simply beyond the imagination of billions and convince them that somehow God is holding out on them… well, simply put: it’s evil, but brilliant in its effectiveness.
A pinch of middleman: Once the sense of lack has been created the swindler can move on to the next vital stage: convincing the dupe that he can access what God has been holding back only through his ministry. This can take a variety of forms: a love offering, a “seed”, a donation for a green handkerchief, etc., the versions are only limited to the creativity of the scammer. The only thing that is necessary at this point is something tangible that the person can do to access what God is holding back.
A mountain of immediate and future blessings: Maybe this is the most important ingredient, if not, it’s close. Perhaps, only those who have adopted the sort of heart disposition that cannot be thankful and grateful for the many ridiculous blessings they have to live in the twenty-first century on a continent like North America, but instead have filled their heart with greed for more ‘stuff’, could fall for such an obvious scam. If you give to me and my ministry–which is really giving to God–then God will give you more, bless you abundantly, pressed down, shaken together, one-hundred fold. He will bless you until your cup overflows.
In ‘faith’ the mark hands over their money and the fraudster drives the Mercedes home to his mansion laughing all the way to the bank… literally.
Me? I’d rather point out the evil and abuse of people like Creflo Dollar who steal their sheeple’s money. Or the pastor who uses their bully pulpit to mentally or sexually abuse their congregation. But that’s me.
I hope I didn’t just bring the “blog curse” on myself!