<$BlogRSDURL$> < link rel="DCTERMS.replaces" href="http://agirlfromhome.blogspot.com" /> < meta name="DC.Identifier" content="http://agfh.blogspot.com">

The life of a porn addicted housewife.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Anointed Handkerchief 

Last night I was watching an “In Living Color” marathon on BET. It ended at 4am and a televangelist came on with a type of infomercial. I was getting ready to go to bed, so I left it on the televangelist for a couple of minutes just to see what he was up to. I was flabbergasted at what he was doing!
The televangelist was Kerney Thomas and it was the first time I had ever seen him. He seemed reasonable enough. He wasn’t shouting like most of them do, which annoys the heck out of me. I don’t care what you are trying to say to me or what you are trying to sell me, if you yell at me I will hit the mute button in a split second.
I figured this Thomas guy was going to beg for money as the others do, but instead he was trying to get you to send for his free gift.
He was sending out “anointed handkerchiefs” of all things! All you had to do was call or write and give them your full name and address. They would then send you one of the anointed handkerchiefs, which you were to keep with you for 2 days and then return it to him. He then prays over the handkerchief and places it in his “anointed hope chest.”
Well the very first thing I thought was; now I KNOW that now that you have people’s addresses you are going to later write and ask for money.
Then I noticed that the “handkerchiefs” he was holding were actually red paper napkins! The least they could have done was spring for some cheap cloth.
Now we came to the part of the show with the testimonials. This was where the real fun began.
Lady number one told of how she was 3 months behind in her rent, but after sending for the cloth she was able to catch her rent back up.
Lady number two’s story was different. She had a son who was always in trouble and spent a lot of time in jail. She sent for the handkerchief and within just a short time her son got out of jail and went to a trade school and got a degree. Now he is a “prosperous member of society.”
Lady number three’s story was the REAL kicker. She said that she had suffered from back pain for many years and that she had breast cancer. After receiving her handkerchief her backaches went away almost immediately and her cancer disappeared.
Now come on!
I can understand that some people need religion. I can also understand that some people fall for a lot or different religious schemes and scams. But seriously, WHO in their right minds is ever going to believe that a red paper napkin is going to cure cancer???
Are there really people running around that are that easily swayed by a good voice?
Are there really people that are so gullible that they think just by sending in their name they will be cured of all of the ills?
If there are, then I am really not wanting to meet them!
Televangelists - Modern day snake oil salesamen who live in mansions. You just HAVE to admire them

Oh, and by the way, “In Living Color” was a much better show than post Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, and Jim Belushi “Saturday Night Live” ever has been.
<< Home