Jan 6, 2009

It's time to answer a few questions posed by visitors to the Merle Wayne Sneed blog. PhD. Girl wonders if I know of Dr. Creflo Dollar and kindly sent along a video clip of Dollar, in case I didn't. Merle Wayne Sneed knows something about Creflo Dollar. He started out with Oral Roberts and had some kind of falling out. I believe that he stopped believing in Hell, whch pissed a lot of folks off. When it comes to televangelists, Merle Wayne Sneed divides them into two groups; the lying thieving snakes and Billy Graham. Creflo Dollar is not Billy Graham. Creflo Dollar teaches something called a prosperity gospel. That basically means that he will prosper at someone else's expense and if the someone else doesn't prosper, someone else ain't right with God. Too bad, so sad. Nan Patience wonders why the old lady who was busting my chops the other day about a heater, needs a heater, since we live out here in the land of palm trees and sun. Actually, Hooterville is not as far South as you might suspect. We are at 32 degrees latitude, which is about the same latitude as Charleston, S.C. In addition, Hooterville is about 2600 ft above sea level. Our low for tonight is forecast to be about 30 degrees. It gets cold here, not bitterly cold, but plenty cold enough. Nan also asks if Merle Wayne Sneed has considered the ministry. While the prospect of fleecing the sheep is tempting, I don't think I would be able to keep a straight face. That said, if anyone wants to send me cash, I'll do my best should any deities contact me on your behalf. Can't promise anything though. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

10 comments:

Annie Ha said...

Well I might just send five dollars or less your way, because just in case.

Megan said...

I'd love to see you trying to keep the straight face, though. It'd be priceless.

bella rum said...

32 degrees is cold enough for snow. I'm gonna be so annoyed if you get snow this year and I don't.

Kurt said...

What's so great about Billy Graham?

Adrianne said...

"When it comes to televangelists, Merle Wayne Sneed divides them into two groups; the lying thieving snakes and Billy Graham."

I agree with you totally on that assessment. What sets Billy Graham apart, at least in my mind, is that he seems to be motivated by genuine spirituality and reverence for the divine, he doesn't beg for money, and he doesn't tell you that you're going to hell if you don't believe what he preaches or fail to send him money. He's a real gentleman in a non-gentlemanly profession.

When I'm on the elliptical at my gym on Sundays, sometimes one of the overhead tvs is tuned in to some clown called Joel Osteen (why the tv is on that channel I have no idea, because the clientele at my yuppy DC gym is about as far removed from the world of televangelism as I can imagine). Anyway, this guy has a pasted-on smile and perfectly coiffed hair and is prancing around before a stadium full of people and is like a Stepford preach and I can't stand him! I've never heard what he has to say (you have to plug your headset in to get the sound, and I don't ever do that) and I don't know anything about him, but I am firmly convinced that he is scam artist who is up to absolutely no good. He even looks like a lying thieving snake!

OK, enough. Speaking of the gym, that's where I should be right about now.

Reya Mellicker said...

Creflo Dollar teaches something called a prosperity gospel. That basically means that he will prosper at someone else's expense and if the someone else doesn't prosper, someone else ain't right with God. Too bad, so sad.

lol! that is some perverse kind of spirituality isn't it?

As long as you're answering questions from the audience - did anything further happen with the crazy lady who was threatening son Sneed's wonderful dog?

Barbara said...

I like the sound of "the Gospel according to Sneed". It has a nice ring to it.

Probably best to stick with hardware though.

Avid Reader said...

I don't agree with Mr. Graham about Jewish people -- he's a bit of a Mel Gibson there, thinking they are out to wreck this country, but he does have a sort of Elmer Gantry flair that people like. Down to earth + Charisma.

Julia said...

Please tell me Creflo Dollar is not the name his parents gave him. Perhaps the Lord told him to change his name if he seeks prosperity?

Squirrel said...

Maybe Creflo was named after his aunt Flo, and some guy named Cremont or Crevis .