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    IRS Raids Benny Hinn Ministries


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    I can't stop smiling!
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progres...nn-ministries/
    Good news: IRS raids the offices of televangelist Benny Hinn, a well known “prosperity gospel” televangelist who has made a fortune hustling gullible Christians.
    Ok well that made me stop smiling. God damn it. Why do people undermine perfectly good positions with bullshit like "gullable Christians"?

    ... and the end quote ... Jesus Tap Dancing Christ you preschol level dipshit idiots.

    In the end, Benny Hinn is a moral monster who preys on the weak minded. In addition to being a snake oil salesman, it looks like the prosperity gospel preacher is also a crook.
    ughhhhhhhh

    STOP BEING INSULTING WHEN DISCUSSING THE VICTIMS OF CON ARTISTS.

    Sorry.

    NBC has a good video and article with more specifics.
    Federal Investigators Searching Televangelist Benny Hinn's Grapevine Offices
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    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    You mean they should be more like this in their reporting?



    That video would be 20 mins long so make sure your boss is sitting in the can before watching it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    You mean they should be more like this in their reporting?



    That video would be 20 mins long so make sure your boss is sitting in the can before watching it.
    I love John Oliver and even for him that was a great episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    I read that as Benny Hill Ministries and had a completely different picture of what the raid might look and sound like...


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    Quote Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    Why do people undermine perfectly good positions with bullshit like "gullable Christians"?
    Were you worried about the redundancy in that phrase, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilG View Post
    Were you worried about the redundancy in that phrase, or what?
    Slightly yeah.

    But it is more along the lines of people are people. Everyone has a con that they will fall for. Just like terrorists are just people who have fallen for a con. People need to understand these things and get it through their fucking heads.

    No one is immune to the fuckery and lies humans subject one another to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Paula-Satire
    Never believe that the GOP and fellow bigots are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The bigots and Republicans have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past and that besides, they have already won

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    Brainwashing and hypnosis are real things.

    Self-hypnosis is common in religious sects.

    Gullible is definitely not the right word...

    Susceptible.


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    "... preys on the weak minded."

    The author, Michael Stone must believe he's too "strong minded" to be manipulated.

    While it's true some people are more resistant to persuasion than others based on different things, like ideological conditioning...anybody can be broken, especially when they're already cracked.

    That's why they call it "Original Sin"...Christians are supposed to believe they are flawed from birth. Guilt is a powerful emotion, it's not surprising people would react physically to someone they believed had some sort of cleansing spirit.

    The trouble is he only cleanses them of their cash. The IRS will now cleanse him, and the cycle continues.

    I overpaid my taxes this year, so I got a nice refund.
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    I think "gullible Christians" accurately describes the people who donated to him.

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