I saw a list of 90 televangelists on Wikipedia!
A few are dead and a few new ones have not made it yet.
I recall the Catholic priests of the 50s and 60s with their very quiet and studious sermons, and mostly I remember the radio shouters and thumpers and the people who said three words, then UUUHHHH.
Some terrible singers or drunken hungover country musicians played a hymn, at the end.
I think that is what turned me from them for a lifetime. Couldn't picture my Grandmother sanctioning that.
I can't say that all ninety (many women by the way--which the Bible isn't kind to)are charlatans, I'm sure some are just ignorant.
What baffles me is just how they find enough people to send them money when most of them don't even have a church to visit!
Some profess you will get rich, or get a much better job, or get healed by a potion or a cloth, and best of all: you will get a return on your money of 1000%, guaranteed---providing you had the faith.
They must not have said much about gathering money in the Bible--I don't recall it. I don't know how the early Christians ate and slept for free, but apparently they did, or saved a lot of tent-making and fishing money. I don't know if they had their wife and kids along either.
Money just didn't seem important!

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Submitted by Nitpickers on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 8:51pm.

You worried about food on the road for the Saints! They weren't thieves as such, but simply filched a little as they went. Also they packed in a knapsack some fried grasshoppers, roasted locusts, and a pouch of wild honey. Figs were plentiful and dates also along the way, either on the tree or in someones food storage. Dried goat was available for money, but few had any.
There were water springs that may have belonged to someone but it wasn't wrong then to use them. Also, they could in those days drink out of the creeks and rivers fairly safely. Bathrooms were not needed.
One could wear the same old thing for months, and could wash it in the river by just wading in on a hot day.
Hairwashing was sometimes mistaken for a religious thing of some sort!
Nobody wanted to stay in a hovel with anyone anyway, they stunk and were tiny with no bathrooms or air conditioning. Sometimes goats and sheep slept in the hovel also in terrible weather.
At the end they found a hotel in which they could all eat together---traded one jackass for the room and some food.
Actually these guys got along much better than the average person since they really stuck together, except for one guy who betrayed them.
This just seems to me to be typical of what might have happened, I don't know, I wasn't there, but we owe them a lot.

Submitted by d.smith700 on Sat, 11/10/2007 - 6:48am.

I wasn't worried about food in the Bible! They ate a lot of fish since they were all gathered around the ocean and rivers there.
There wasn't anything about the black Africans or the American Indians, or the East Indians or the Chinese, or Indonesians in the Bible, was there?
The Mormons say He visited our Indians soon after rising. I don't know. Maybe Joseph Smith knew.
Some saw him in Asia also soon thereafter. Those fishing boats or cross country camels were fairly efficient if you had a lot of time to travel.
However, I think such a King as He was would be able to go and do whatever, whenever, don't you?

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Submitted by Cyclist on Sat, 11/10/2007 - 7:10am.

$ is having a deep conversation with himself. Some real probing thoughts here. Puzzled
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