Why I hate Televangalists.
There are Christians and even preachers I have met over time that I respect, which is a separate issue than the claims they make. The ones I respect are the ones who are NOT afraid of blasphemy or debate. As wrong as I think they got it, at least they are not afraid to take the challenge and DON'T take it personally.
However, you never see people like Billy Grahm or Pat Robertson or Joel Olsten take on skeptics face to face. Why? Because in doing such that would expose their flocks to an apposing view.
They try to play this off as simply ignoring a fringe element of society that should simply be ignored. But that is merely a ploy to avoid the fact that they don't want the challenge because they are afraid that once their claims are exposed to the light of skepticism, that people will see through their arguments.
They are nothing but salesmen, and as good at selling as they my be, they are NOT debaters, and I have little respect for anyone on any claim who simply makes claims and expects people to buy it merely because they are a rock star.
Televangalists say, "Buy the car because it is a beautifully cherry red|".
The skeptic asks, "Well, yea, but that engine knocks really loud, what is wrong with the engine?"
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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