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The Humble Farmer

Abbie M.
downeastdance
Bangor, ME
Post #: 185
If you don't get the Humble Farmer's rants in your inbox, you might enjoy them.
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Here's a snippet of one of the latest, which brings to mind a certain used-car salesman from Ellsworth:

" And now we turn our attention to Ecclesiastes. You know that, as a
speaker still trying to learn, I often focus my scholarly lens on TV
preachers. One morning it was a man named David who put Elmer Gantry to
shame while addressing an auditorium packed to the rafters. Any speaker who
loves his work might kill his own brother with the jawbone of an ass for
such a sober, pliant audience. To give Elmer credit, the psychology of
milking a crowd has come a long way in the past 86 years. One could not
observe David too long before Elmer Gantry would come to mind because the
message was the futility of accumulating wealth without sharing it with a
higher power --- by way of his corporeal messengers. It is only by
reaching the hearts and souls of men that you can get your hand on their
wallets, so the final pitch in any TV sermon is always of great interest to
me. Unfortunately I missed it, because Marsha returned from her shower so I
shut off the sound. --- after which I did see advertised 31 Days to
Happiness on a silent screen. If you check out David's web page, you might
want to buy any of the $264 or so worth of products advertised there,
including The Coming Economic Armageddon CD Album. With a national
television audience and a packed auditorium every week can you imagine the
amount of income that web page generates and the number of air conditioned
dog houses it will buy? Why oh why didn't I get into the preaching
business."
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