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Miracle Spring Water Only Makes You Pee
I Couldn't believe my eyes
This past Sunday I found myself checking out the morning ministries on BET (Black Entertainment Television). First thing I watched was your standard Southern Baptist preaching at a very high energy and delivering an ironic message of self-reliance. The preacher was black, the choir was black and everyone in the audience was black. To be honest, aside from my problems with organized religion, I couldn't find an issue with the program. So I'm about to switch over to the news right until I hear a familiar voice... I couldn't believe it! HE'S BACK!!!! Peter Popoff, is back pimping his hands of healing to the masses. His offer is a bit of "miracle spring water" that comes in a tiny plastic tube. If you drink it by following the instructions, god will give you a supernatural money transfer into your account and erase your debt. How dumb can people be!? To make matters worse, in order for the water to do its thing, you first need to give Popoff a little seed money just to let god know your serious. Absolutely amazing that he can work this con. I took note of this infomercial because this time around his audience was decidedly different than before.
Yep, he's the guy who screams "GIVE ME THE CRUTCH"
How did he do it!?!?!
How did Peter Popoff get what looked like 5000 black people together to be "healed" by his hand? I specifiy black people because, honest, it was nothing but black people. The only white people were Peter, his wife and some guy impersonating Rick Moranis. Check out BET around 8 in the morning on Sunday if you don't believe me. So this presents two problems for me; the first being obvious, the second not so much.
So Peter Popoff is working his "magic" again. What can you do, the guy either believes he is truly this divine or he knows he's a con and will listen to you tell him about it on his way to the bank. While he doesn't represent all people of faith, he is exactly why belief in these imaginary beings is dangerous. It simply creates an avenue for people to be immoral. Sadly, Popoff is a mild case, look at the kid who wanted to be a neo-templar, or the guy who kild Dr. Tiller. Religion brings out the worst in people, which is why I do what I do.
Second, I have a real problem with BET. One of the sad things of my country is our contradicting histroy. The so called founding fathers adopted a constitution in which "all men" were created equal, yet they owned slaves and women were second class. And to this day, despite all our progress, we still suffer from that contradiction. So why is BET letting a white man intentionally and maliciously use god to take advantage of the black community? How much money do they get for that infomercial? Is it worth selling out the people you are fighting for? I get it, its not BET's fault that people can be gullible. But it is there fault that they allow this scam artist to take advantage of people, a very SPECIFIC people, and do so in the name of the god that they promoted just one program earlier.
So I ask in this rant that only a few people will notice. I ask BET, too TAKE DOWN! that unholy program... MAKE THE DEVIL MAD! SHOW THE DEVIL HE CAN'T WIN! Amen. I want you to RAISE the holy spirit in ridding this evil. And cancel Peter Popoff before he does anymore damage. That was my best attempt at typing a Popoff like sermon. Amen!