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  •  More concisely - you've heard the term (1+ / 0-)
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    kyril

    "prosperity gospel"?

    If adherents/followers of charistmatic pastors who preach prosperity gospel want to go on TV and "witness" to the masses, because they see that as part of their religious duty to spread the faith, than that is part of their religious expression.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 07:18:45 PM PDT

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    •  huh? I've read your comments above (0+ / 0-)

      and, to be honest, I'm not quite sure what it is you are trying to say.

      Cause he gets up in the morning, And he goes to work at nine, And he comes back home at five-thirty, Gets the same train every time.

      by Keith930 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 07:35:59 PM PDT

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      •  Okay, I'll try to rephrase (1+ / 0-)
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        Personally, I think they are all hucksters.

        But there are people for whom religious expression is also a kind of performance, and entertainment is one mechanism by which they attempt to reach the unwashed heathen masses.

        So it all fits that their church members may see going on television as an opportunity from God to share the [prosperity] gospel.

        The underlying message is - "Follow me, get right with the lord church, and you too can be part of this fun love bomb that will make us all rich.

        "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

        by LilithGardener on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 07:58:25 PM PDT

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        •  you should have just stopped at (1+ / 0-)
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          "they are all hucksters."

          Cause he gets up in the morning, And he goes to work at nine, And he comes back home at five-thirty, Gets the same train every time.

          by Keith930 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:02:23 PM PDT

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