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Re: Re: [humanism-174] Excerpt: "The Bonobo & the Atheist"

From: Glen
Sent on: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 8:29 AM
Waal makes many good points. One the issue of making money on lecture circuits tho, for every atheist making an honest living doing so (and/or teaching, writing books, etc), there are dozens more mega-church preachers, faith healers and televangelists raking in big bucks in less than honest ways -- misleading millions with fake healings and/or promises of personal "prosperity" if they'd only send in their "seed" money to their mission, bla bla, and implying they are being selfish and unfaithful if they don't.  As a sad commentary on human gullibility, even after some of these preachers are openly exposed or prosecuted in various scams and/or scandals, they often come back to audiences willing to dish out more $ (for example, Jim Baker, Peter Popoff, and Jimmy Swaggart are all back on TV and selling their snake oil).  

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