Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Death to Myers

Well, that might be a little extreme, but he stole my joke about the death of Oral Roberts. He said (here):

I guess Oral Roberts didn't meet his fundraising quota this year, because god has finally pink-slipped the old fraud.

My emphasis.

It might be good that PZ pipped me because the joke doesn't seem to work outside the US anyway. Nobody here in the UK seems to know who Oral Roberts was.

You're in for a treat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_Roberts

He was an evil puke, I'm afraid. This is his most famous obscenity (from the wikipedia link above):

Roberts' fundraising was controversial. In January 1987, during a fundraising drive, Roberts announced to a television audience that unless he raised $8 million by that March, God would "call him home." Some were fearful that he was referring to suicide, given the impassioned pleas and tears that accompanied his statement. He raised $9.1 million.

Not controversial, just plain old-fashioned evil. Very, very many of the tax-free dollars he sucked up from the gullible were spent on himself. That's a hateful way to live.

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