I wouldn't say that there is no concrete product or service. There are bibles and plenty of books related to God. The intangible product is the feeling of comfort people get by believing in God. That is priceless.
Priceless? If I could supply the same feeling of comfort from a pill, would you pay anything for it? Would it be priceless? Jesus said it was impossible to get into heaven for the rich. I guess the Pope and all those tele-vangulists haven't figured that one our yet.
Not to mention that one doesn't have to pay to believe in god. But, if you want to be gullible, go ahead, pay for it.
Definitely. We actually brought this up in a Brand management class of mine the other day. Where as Apple sells an IPhone that comes with a culture, God sells a culture that comes with intangibles. A glorious revenue model, from a business perspective.
I always thought that the donations were for the upkeep of whatever church and for the priests and missionaries? Since preaching is a full time job for some people why wouldn't they use if for that. I wouldn't call it a business though...mmmm. In saying that we have one faith here where there is a lot of rumours going around that the leader lives a lavish lifestyle thanks to the donations they got. They are just rumours and I cannot say whether or not that is true. There are other leaders from different faiths that have jobs. He might have one too.
Wow, a lot to read. Will read the rest when time permits.
What I can glean so far, is that they were anchored in the mind of the flesh rather than the spirit. Very greedy and sneaky but most of all dishonest. They obtained wealth any which way they could which included preying upon gullible people. How very sad.
Is a five pound robin fat? They carry God's money in a leaky bucket, too.
What did Peter and John say when the lame beggar asked them for a handout? That's right, even though they had people dumping tons of money at their feet, they replied, "Money we have none. Stand up and walk."
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