Learn how to make a fortune as a religious con artist. This lucrative career has sustained countless scoundrels, frauds and hucksters for millennia. If you play the part right, you will be blessed with riches, power, prestige and sex.
Discover the easy, inexpensive ways to get religious credentials (and the tax-free status that goes with them), how to develop your following, how to tailor your message for maximum gain and how to weasel out of trouble when your lavish lifestyle or personal misconduct hits the fan.
Your victims will be the feeble, the old, the poor and the desperate, so this is for people with no conscience whatsoever. Get ready to stare into the hopeful faces of the lame and the terminally ill and lie, convince working people to send you their last five or ten bucks by telling them that God will return the donation a hundredfold and rob nursing home residents of what little they have as they hang on to every word you say. In return, you will give them a good show, a temporary emotional high and a hefty dose of false hope. And you will be one rich SOB!
Whether you're actually considering a career in televangelism or just studying their methods to protect yourself or a loved one, you'll find page after page of shocking, amusing and heartbreaking true stories.
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Bill Wilson is the author of five books, including Cover Your Tracks without Changing Your Identity, Backyard Catapults and Under the Table and into Your Pocket, all available from Paladin Press. His higher education included several years of study at a fundamentalist Bible college, where he observed much of the hypocrisy, delusional behavior and outright madness described in these pages. A lifelong student of philosophy, religion and science, he is a powerful advocate of critical thinking and free speech. He may be reached through his web site.
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