Sunday, September 26, 2010
Danse Macabre III
This famous televangelist, a big favorite who often appeared on TBN, preached "prosperity," which amounted to saying that "if you tithe to me your money, then your bank accounts will be blessed tenfold and more." He cheerfully accepted credit cards as well, but whether or not anyone else's bank account got blessed remains a matter of debate. One thing is certain however, that this preacher's bank accounts had a marvelous breakthrough and grew well beyond tenfold to more like astronomical levels. Besides being famous for his multi-million dollar beach front home, his silken tailored and somewhat oddball clothing, his various front corporations which were run using inscrutable accounting methods, and for getting around in his private Gulfstream jet, this preacher also promoted his great "anointing" by staging grand theatric productions called "miracle services" with himself as the primary star. But the real miracle in all this was how many years he had managed to keep the game going, enriching himself from the contributions of others. On the other hand, nobody can fool Death, who was keeping a careful watch on the countdown, waiting for the time when he could say "this is your day" and lay his cold, unfeeling hands on him, gratis. For Death doesn't accept cash contributions or credit cards, but instead dispenses his services free of charge, whether you want them or not.