Reading Time: 6 minutes Lately, we’ve been talking about some recent developments in the world of multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). I find those developments interesting because of the great number of similarities between MLMs and Christianity. Now we’ll zero in on one of the biggest areas of overlap: wild claims of success. Today, I’ll show you some of those claims, and what support exists for them.
Why MLM Recruiters Lie About Success
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, I’ll show you an MLM that had to deliver a slap to some of its huns who’d momentarily gotten a bit overexcited, why those huns got overexcited in the first place, and how this situation relates to Christian evangelism.
Opportunistic Fundraisers From MLM Shills
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! This past couple of weeks has been yet another bad time for multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). However, this time around they garnered some attention from some unusual sources. News outlets normally avoid the controversy that negative MLM coverage so often provokes. Maybe we’ve gotten to a societal point by now that […]
The New Snake Oils Are ESSENTIAL!
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, let me show you what essential oils are, how they’re legitimately used, and why modern-day scammers love them so much.
Gold Canyon’s Shutdown and Other MLM News (Chat Post #4)
Reading Time: 5 minutes Multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) are finally receiving the negative attention they so richly deserve. This week, we have some interesting new developments on the anti-MLM front, including the closure of a couple of MLMs!
Christian Scammers Have Discovered Coronavirus (Thanks, I Hate It)
Reading Time: 13 minutes There’s just something about con artists preying on desperate, gullible people that gets me mad. And I’m not fond of the wingnutty, controlling flavors of Christianity in general. So when coronavirus reports began escalating, I knew that eventually those wingnuts would get their hands on it — and begin using it to their advantage. Here, then, is a brief report on what the major Christian scams are right now, the truth of them, and finally some suggestions on what you might consider doing if you run across any conjobs trying to capitalize on fear and ignorance.
When Optimism Becomes Toxic Positivity
Reading Time: 9 minutes Lately, we’ve been talking about where positive thinking goes bad. Multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs) sparked that entire train of thought for me. They share so many similarities with toxic Christians that I can’t help but be fascinated by them. One aspect both groups share is toxic positivity. Today, I’ll show you what that is–and why it’s so bad for us.
MLMs: Desperation Breeds Dark Deeds
Reading Time: 12 minutes Last time we met up, I showed you some really bad public-relations news for multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). Today, let me show you how the people in charge of these thinly-disguised financial cults are responding to all this bad news. I’ve no doubt you’ll find quite a few similarities to another group we often talk about that’s in decline.
Another Bad Week for MLMs (And Potent New Red Flags)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Every now and then, we touch base with the world of multi-level marketing schemes (MLMs). These schemes have infested and pervaded many people’s lives. As the participants get ever-more desperate and frantic to succeed, these businesses seem to collapse further and further in on themselves. Today, let me show you some of the recent bad news for MLMs–and an interesting new red flag that’s developed as they decline in popularity.
The Stolen Evangelism Strategy in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #108, Ch. 8)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome to our off-topic chat series, Lord Snow Presides! In this series, we’ve been discussing Frank Peretti’s punishingly-bad 1986 Christian fantasy novel This Present Darkness (TPD). Last week, we looked at projection–one of evangelicals’ very favorite offenses to commit. Indeed, very few people these days are surprised when toxic Christians accuse others of doing stuff that they […]