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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

R.I.P. Oral Roberts- One of America's Best Con Artists

So, here it is straight from the L.A. Times- Oral Roberts died today at the age of 91. He was billed as the first "televangelist", and really got the ball rolling in North America. He clearly understood, and began to use media and the mail to bring the message of God to people, and in turn, receive absolutely incredible amounts of money for his "hard work". He blazed the trail for the likes of Jimmy Swaggert, Jim Bakker, and Benny Hinn. Thank you for teaching organized Christianity how to further exploit people for the sake of personal profit. I am sure that many of them will remember you as a great man.,0,3407978.story


  1. "At his first healing service, a German woman reportedly said her right hand, crippled for 38 years, had been restored. Another evening, a blind man is said to have shouted, "I can see! I can see!"

    During his ministry, no scientific studies confirmed the evangelist's ability to heal."

    Hey that whole thing was real interesting thanks Tink,what a great hustler he was huh.I laughed how it said he really mastered use of the direct mailing systems,including mastering how to make the replys look to have a personal touch to them.

  2. Only America could create this guy. A true con man selling God as his hustle.