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1, Aug 8, 2011

Ignorance, Desolate, Swindling, and Religion

Filed under: Religion — admin @ 12:35 am

There is this Family Radio, a Christian radio station network based in Oakland, California. It predicted the world would end on May 21, 2011. Hence many doomsday believers donated their earthly possessions to this radio, getting themselves ready to go to heaven. The stations reaped $18 million in contributions in 2009 alone.

One such believer, Doris Schmitt, gave away her entire estate, $300,000, to the wealthy Family Radio, when her family members needed her financial help desperately. Her family was angry with her decision and sued Family Radio. Lost case.

When the woman was alive, she had a tough life and no relatives seemed to care for her, so she died alone at age 78 on May 2. In her lonely existence, all she had was this radio station, where she found comfort in the promise of a happy life in heaven. She believed in doomsday because it fulfilled some earthly needs that she was not given the chance to enjoy.

Think this way. If her relatives were a little bit caring to her, providing her the same comfort that she got from Family Radio, would she squander all her possession to this radio? No.

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