The Long Con
Interview about the earliest incarnations in the 19th century of todays fraudulent prophets. Full of many surprises to me, including the fact that the Kardashian family descends from a patriarch who set up the same kind of religious scams that have always been a part of American history. It needs to be kept in mind that religious artists are only one part of all the other scams. And that the bigger part of the religious scams in art are connected with occult and new age religions and not Christianity. This is the long con, par excellence.
Those who trust in their wealth
And boast in the multitude of their riches,
None of them can by any means redeem his brother,
Nor give to God a ransom for him —
For the redemption of their souls is costly,
And it shall cease forever —
That he should continue to live eternally,
And not see the Pit.
For he sees wise men die;
Likewise the fool and the senseless person perish,
And leave heir wealth to others.
Their inner thought is that their houses will last forever.
Their dwelling places to all generations:
They call their lands after their own names.
Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain;
He is like the beasts that perish.
— Psalm 49: 6-11
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
— Galatians 2: 20
"Lift up thine heart unto God with a meek stirring of love and mean Himself and none of his goods and thereto look thee loathe to think on aught but God Himself that nought work in thy will. But only God Himself so that nought work in wit nor in thy will, but only God himself. This is the work of the soul that most pleases God. " — from The Cloud of Unknowing
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