Saturday, November 6, 2010

So, when a church starts to run low on funds, do ALL of them turn to some form of scam?

Like the church that houses the "shroud of turin"?
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/09112…
Apparently, some "researcher" (no credentials listed. Gee, that's not suspicious) has found "writing" on the shroud "proving" it was the cloth that jesus was buried in.
Hmm, a piece of cloth that is KNOWN to be a medieval forgery (what else could it be? jesus never existed!) is not getting the interest (read: cash-flow) it once did and now, just in time, this new "evidence" comes to light!
Honestly, are ALL christians this gullible? Maybe I should start a website selling "authentic" relics from saints. Hey, anyone want St. Anselm's pinky? How about St. Vitus's anklebone? the one he danced on?
I'll make a fortune!

Answer on So, when a church starts to run low on funds, do ALL of them turn to some form of scam?

Usually they just take out all the old sermons about tithe's and offerings and beat that to death to make everyone feel guilty about not ponying up more and more money.