The thief steals from himself. The swindler swindles himself. For the real price is knowledge and virtue, whereof wealth and credit are signs. These signs, like paper money, may be counterfeited or stolen, but that which they represent, namely, knowledge and virtue, cannot be counterfeited or stolen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the words of a friend, Andrew Rizko, “What makes one conned by Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland or Bill Johnson, who thinks they’re sowing a seed of $5750, (for the Lord of course) different than the one who is just as willing to spend $5750 to hear a fool spout some mental diarrhea? As the saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted.”
This is in fact the case. The price tag for a preferred seat on the fourth floor of the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL for the Joel Osteen appearance? $5,450 ea. In fact, some ticket outlets have shown prices as high as $5,750 ea. or more.
The fact that anyone would be willing to drop this kind of cash simply to hear a hustler hustle for a few hours is beyond all reasonable common sense.
[HT: Andrew Rizko]