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  •  One problem with his "megachurch", even (7+ / 0-)

    if it continues to be successful, I don't think he's bringing in a lot of new converts.
    He's either gaining from new migrants or he's simply competing with smaller churches with a simpler message.
    He's like the Walmart of Christendom (or Home Depot, take your pick).
    Eventually, even if he's squeaky clean, all that money is going to corrupt someone in his organization.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:59:34 PM PST

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    •  That is the perfect analogy, David! (4+ / 0-)
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      Let's go with Home Depot.  Jerry Falwell can be Walmart.  ;)

    •  So what? (1+ / 0-)
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      Corruption happens everywhere. It doesn't require a megachurch. That's a problem only in the sense that it happens in the human experience everywhere that success does.

      by DAISHI on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 02:03:30 AM PST

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      •  If a religious entity is tax-exempt, though, (0+ / 0-)

        the corruption is vivid and therefore questionable.  He addressed the megachurch as a social and political entity.  Osteen is a company man for the Megachurch Corporation.  

        I believe David54's observations on the megachurch culture are spot-on.

      •  Corruption always spills over. It pollutes our (0+ / 0-)

        political process, law enforcement. There are victims.  Megachurch corruption is big-money corruption.
        You're right about the individual and human morality.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 08:11:19 AM PST

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