Cashing in on Rapture
By CBS NEWS - CBS
Added: Sun, 22 May 2011 08:44:36 UTC
An aspect of religion that intrigues me is its capacity to con money out of a seemingly endless supply of gullible idiots. Is there anything so stupid that, if you put it out there, you can't find thousands of people (and their money) to believe it.
I find myself irritated by the light-hearted, jocular way in which these matters are treated by the media, in this case CBS. If I were an American journalist, I would be out for blood: at very least I would be campaigning to strip these charlatans of their tax-exempt status. Yet the media treat it as a bit of jolly fun.
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