I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ll make up for it by offering a two-fer today. First up is an item from Talking Points Memo about Jim Bakker, who, apparently, is still alive and kicking, and swindling the gullible.
When I was a kid, I thought Jim Bakker looked creepy. Now I know enough to judge people by their deeds rather than their looks. My mature verdict: he’s a creep.
The second item is from The Washington Post.
Some may be relieved that the world isn’t going to end on December 21. Others may be disappointed that they won’t be able to have amazing End-of-The-World parties. Still others who were thinking about buying Jim Bakker’s End-of-the-World survival gear may be pleased that they can hang onto their cash a little bit longer. They can spend it on Christmas gifts instead. But I’m pretty sure that most people don’t give a damn about any of it. Except, perhaps, the Christmas gifts.
– the chaplain