Ok. I admit that I watch a few things that are rather strange. I LOVE shopping television.
Informercials and shopping conglomerates like QVC and HSN are the best form of entertainment. My brother agrees. We can go hours on the stuff. I mean...they make it look so affordable with their payment plans and price reductions. AND the product will surely change my world. LOVE THEM!!!
I also watch the Christian channels namely the televangelists. There are two stations here in Pcola without having to purchase cable. There is the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Not all the ministers on these are bad. Without sarcasm, I truly like Bishop TD Jakes to whom I first heard of living in the homeless shelter. He's a charismatic man that genuinely seems down to earth and empathetic. I have a certain fondness for Paula White.
But everyone else...forget it. I haven't seen anyone else that I like.
I think what really drives me to watch most of these people is the desire to get angry at someone. I am amazed at the amount of money that these people acquire for their interpretation of God's being. And I get so enraged that these people want to save me but in order for me to hear those divine messages I have to pay $20 or so for a VHS copy or tape of their sermons.
NONE of the televangelists are free from charging money for God's word.
And sitting on gold gilded sets. And laying of hands. And prophecies. And strict right wing conservacy. And the judging of others' lives.
The hypocrisy of it all slays me.
How many of them would give up their gold and silver to truly serve God? Give away all their comforts to get their hands dirty and work with the untouchables of society? Be like St. Francis of Assisi?