You have to love guys like Jerry Falwell and the twisted way they persuade people to give them money. Here he is giving people what is perhaps the worst financial advice I’ve ever heard: if you don’t have a lot of money, it’s because you aren’t giving enough of it to your church. I guess God is for sale, and in Jerry’s case, business was always booming. It’s no secret this guy was rich. How can you not be when people are giving you 10% of their salary?
In a weird way, I have to admit I’m a little jealous. Here I am, busting my ass producing quality podcasts, and asking people to donate money, but I’m still a broke-ass, while evangelical preachers who spend their time tricking people out of their hard earned cash get to drive around in expensive cars. My audience is comprised mostly of highly intelligent and independent thinkers who are naturally skeptical, so fooling you guys out of money is practically impossible. Instead, I have to appeal to your sense of value. Hey, here’s an idea: why don’t you become a member and enjoy all of our bonus podcasts that we record for your listening pleasure! It’s only 20 bucks a year, and in return you get hours of radio goodness. I don’t need a fancy car, but I would like to make enough money to pay rent. That’s not too greedy, is it?
(props to Duane for the link!)