Reading Time: < 1 minute Via YouTube
Reading Time: < 1 minute

Oh dear. This is pretty commonplace in the evangelist megachurch world. But, man, it’s a sad indictment of the American Dream as pertaining to belief in that socialist revolutionary, Jesus. The Prosperity Gospel really is a complete bastardisation of who Jesus supposedly was.

As the Washington Post reports:

A prosperity gospel televangelist is asking disciples to “pray about becoming a partner” to his mission of obtaining a $54 million private jet.

The Louisiana-based ministry of Jesse Duplantis has already paid cash for three other private planes, but he says God told him “I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X.”

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that Duplantis made the pitch to his followers in the May 21 edition of his weekly video address.

Duplantis says the three-engine plane would allow the ministry to fly “anywhere in the world in one stop,” reducing fuel costs while maintaining a global reach.

Duplantis says Jesus Christ “wouldn’t be riding a donkey” today — “he’d be in an airplane flying all over the world.”

He has used three jets in his life: “…burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ”. Gah.

YouTube video

Kenneth Copeland earlier this year also defended and blessed his new jet. Here are the pair defending their jet antics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdH2DGSXjss

Of course, John Oliver has had a good go at Copeland and the Prosperity Gospel in one of his most famous episodes where he starts his own church:

YouTube video

Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...