It was business as usual at the gym this morning, however when I got to the locker room, the TV was tuned to the religious channel. I think they call it the Christian Channel but from what I saw the infomercials were anything but Christian. The one that was on when I first got to the gym was all about something called “No Sin Oil” This stuff was truly amazing and so was the preacher that was selling it. As luck would have it, Pastor Frank got to the locker room at the same time I did and he just rolled his eyes at the TV and we both shook our heads in disgust.
So this preacher was selling “No Sin Oil” He quoted out of the Bible some passage about keeping sin out of your house and then went on to say that this “Miracle No Sin Oil” could do it for you. Wow a shortcut. I like that. I guess he forgot to read the part on HOW to get sin out of your life. So he said that by just taking a little of this precious oil and putting a dab on you, all your sins would be gone and not only that they would be forever removed from your house. Awesome, I want some. I wonder if it works if you put some on someone else. I’m just asking…
Unfortunately, when I came back in to the locker room after working out, that preacher was gone. But luckily there was another one on and he was selling something even more amazing; The “Miracle Green Prayer Cloth.” Now I have to tell you I was skeptical at first but after hearing the testimonials, I was sold. One lady bought one of the green hankies, and within one week, her salary went from 10 dollars an hour to over 30. So the preacher stood up and promised everyone in the crowd, that if they bought one, they could expect to triple their salaries. In fact he guaranteed it. I’m gonna get one and be rich. NOT!!!
Another woman told about how she had cancer but after buying one of these green cloths and sleeping on it, her cancer went away. Yet another person told about how she was down to her last dime but she called for a Miracle cloth and within days her life was turned around. She and her husband both got good paying jobs. They bought a house and get this: They were now driving a “Brand New White Cadillac” and in fact drove it to the studio that very day. Everyone there was impressed too and gave them a standing ovation.
Sort of reminds me of another Miracle product:
Of course there is some fine print that goes along with this “Free” offer. Even though the green hankie is free you must follow the instructions completely in order for your prayers to come true. And the first instruction in order for your prayers to come true is that you must send lots of money to the guy that sent you the “Miracle Green Cloth.” If you don’t send in enough money he won’t bless the cloth and you won’t get your Miracle. He really is a saint for doing this.
Many years ago some of our neighbors were into a religious club that was on TV. They had a nice house on several acres and lived a really simple life. But they wanted to be a part of this TV family so they sold everything they had, gave the money to this guy who's name I won’t mention and then went there to help build HIS temple and their new home. Within a few months of our neighbors moving, the entire thing collapsed and they were left with nothing. Their dreams were shattered and I don’t know what ever became of them.
With all the laws concerning truth in advertising these days why are these people allowed to continue to prey on the desperate and needy? Why isn’t this a crime just like saying that a medicine does something that it really doesn’t? It really makes me sick to hear their false claims, knowing that somewhere out there is a little old lady who will spend what little money she has on "magic beans". Especially when what they have to offer is already paid for. Sorry I had to vent. But then I did post today. :)
Have a great day,