Saturday, November 3, 2012

Reason #20000002 I cannot stand religion

Creflo Dollar the pastor of one of the biggest churches in the country, has asked his congregation to give damn near $250,000 to the family of the dude that was shot and killed at his church.

Now helping out the man's family is what the church should be doing, but when the Pastor of the church lives in  MULTIMILLION DOLLAR mansion which has solid gold fixtures in the master bathroom, has his own Private Jet and drives a Rolls Royce to Sunday Service; then in my opinion $250,000 should be a drop in the bucket to him.

Now I admit that I don't know how much of his own money he is going to throw in the pot. But for a multimillionaire to ask people that work for a living to come off that kind of scratch; people who probably have to work 6 or 7 years to make $250,000; people who probably are living from check to check..this is that bullshit son.

This man can donate the whole kit and caboodle his damn self.

Hell, he will get that money back in 3 months from the offerings that his followers dole out every Sunday.

I understand that the gesture is a good one, but leaders lead from the front, not the rear.

This dude should be the first one to write out a check. He should tell his congregation that he will put up the whole amount and then if members can donate what they can, then donate. But for this dude to say outright "I want $250,000 from y'all as soon as possible"?

Seriously?

And I bet he will have the money before the week is out.

While Sister Johnson and Brother Williams lights are going to be cut off. And Sister Bernice has to go the to food bank to feed her 3 kids, after she gets off from her 2nd job of the day.

Black Folks and thier Preachers. Hell, being a preacher in a Black Church has got to feel like being the King of England.

This is that straight baby back bullshit.

8 comments:

D. McAuliffe said...

This reminds me of a song from Brand Nubian, the brother said "Preacher's got my old earth puttin money in a pan/for the rest of the week, now I'm eatin out a soup can/ he has a home, drives his caddy to town/has my old earth believing that he's coming from the ground, Jesus"

The Tribe is lost...and we look for leadership from phony preachers decked out in platinum and gold and diamonds that they can afford because the naive congregation is quick to tithe. But if you try to expose these preachers, black folk are quick to shut you down. It's a shame, but at least there's still people who know the truth and aren't afraid to expose it.

Reggie said...

My first thought when I read your post is "why doesn't Creflo ante up; the cash, it's not like that congregation hasn't given it to him many times over".

Some of these religious leaders toss around numbers like they're air or water or something. I guess no one has pointed out to Creflo that we're in a bit of a recession.

No I would have respected the pastor more if he just anted up the cash himself.

Vargr said...

This piece of news is something I think we can all agree on.

Prime, Grade-A bullshit like this cuts right across racial and cultural lines. No matter where you come from or what color you are there will always be a POS nearby with a Holy Book in one hand and the other extended, asking for "donations" which allow him to enjoy a lifestyle akin to that of a CEO or Drug Cartel head honcho.

And don't even get me started on the darned fact that religions pay no taxes...

I have no problem with the followers of Christ; but I sure have issues with those that worship men in expensive suits who blabber on, and on about scripture and pimp the flock for money for "a cause" (i.e. themselves).

Brotha Wolf said...

Thank you for reminding me why I'm an Agnostic. lol

Religion is one of the biggest businesses in this country next to entertainment and the military.

No Labels said...

I feel like Creflo should have just given the money; goodness knows he is wealthy enough. For him to put it all on the congregation to give and for it to be that high of an amount, makes him look bad.

Dirty Red said...

D,
" if you try to expose these preachers, black folk are quick to shut you down".
And this is the problem man.

Reggie,
I totally agree with yo man. This was my whole problem with this mess.

Vargr,

It's nice to have a subject that we on the same page with.

Wolf,
"Religion is one of the biggest businesses in this country next to entertainment and the military"

I approve this message.

No Labels,
It makes him look like a damn hypocrite. But if you fleeced your followers into buying you a Bentley... Then I guess that it really doesn't matter how you look outside of the congregation.

knight4444 said...

@brotha wolf excellent comments seriously!! the republican party and the crazy sick religious right is documented history!! Nixons southern strategy ans later Reagans buying southern churches like Falwell and Pat Roberson is where everything hit the fan!!! The gop doesn't give damn about christianity it's about ''control'' it's about getting ignorant people to do things that aren't in their best interest!!! The republicans are like sci fi character!! THE BORG!! republicans have the ''hive'' mentally that's whyfux news is so popular for those low level idiots

knight4444 said...

sorry I meant hive ''mentality'' if you haven't researched ''southern strategy'' please do so it's shows why this country is so screwed up!!!