There are some 4,300-4800 religions of the world. They tend to come and go. This is according to Adherents, an independent, non-religiously affiliated organization that monitors the number and size of the world’s religions.  There are 6,800 -7200 languages.  

Side-stepping the issue of what constitutes a religion, Adherents divides religions into churches, denominations, congregations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, cults and movements. All are of varying size and influence.

Nearly 75 per cent of the world’s population practices one of the five most influential religions of the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Christianity and Islam are the two religions most widely spread across the world. These two religions together cover the religious affiliation of more than half of the world's population. If all non-religious people formed a single religion, it would still be the world’s third largest.

One of the most widely-held myths among those in English-speaking countries is that Islamic believers are Arabs. In fact, most Islamic people do not live in the Arabic nations of the Middle East.

The world’s 20 largest religions and their number of believers are:


For those who are squeamish, afraid of the bogeyman, hell, fire, brimstone, and other man made fear derivatives, this might not be the place for you.  For those of you being accused of heresy, seeking the truth, welcome home brother.  And the truth many times does not come from those we trust to tell it. 

When you think of these mega-wealthy prosperity teachers who rake in millions each year and live ridiculously lavish lifestyles, you probably don’t think about them as preachers in brown harsh fabric robes, walking for days, in the desert sands wearing sandals spreading the gospels. 

Instead they are in suits made by the Brioni, fabulous mens designers who started right after World War II.  Brioni suits are a favorite of mogul Donald Trump, even dressing James Bond and those with great fortunes and money.  And shoes custom made costing a small fortune and you paid for them for your salvation.  I have seen a lot of stupid things but this moves thinking to the top of the list.

But as you’re about to find out, spreading the gospel has become a very profitable business for several well-known televangelists,  especially Creflo Dollar, who moves into first place as the supreme scumbag of religion.

His flock, about as devoted as they are stupid affords im the opportunity to live in mansions, own private jets,  and his stairway to heaven congregation raised the money, over sixty-five million.  They could have fed the poor lavishly in Chicago and two other cities for a year.   

The personal trips in them, relax in hotel rooms that cost thousands per night, and even own second and third homes and in one case much more just two or three and driven in Roll-Royces.  Its all legal, the only ones to blame are the idiots ( and it just might be you) who gave him their money.

These are the “Prosperity Evangelists” who have no shame in getting paid for their spiels and routines, fake savings and miracles, gizmos, holy water from the tap and special prayer cloth’s and powders herbs and vitamins.  They are fakes and charlatans, taking advantage of anyone they can who is weak enough to believe them.  They are good at what they do and many fall prey.  They are the Scumbaggers of the Bible.

Critics, real people say the preaching of the “Prosperity Gospel is a teaching of materialism masqueraded as theology. Some also argue that the major hallmark of the Prosperity movement is the accumulation of wealth and material goods and not the work of the Gospel, which is marked by sacrifice and selflessness.  

The foremost concern with the prosperity gospel is that in all its emphasis on financial prosperity, the deep need for spiritual prosperity is inevitably displaced and eventually lost altogether.  In this way a relationship with Jesus Christ becomes little more than the key to unlocking temporal wealth and abundance. 

The Abrahamic covenant is a means to material entitlement. Prosperity teachers look to God’s covenant with Abraham and see its fulfillment as providing material prosperity to Christians today.   Creflo Dollar’s mentor Kenneth Copeland says, “Since God’s Covenant has been established and prosperity is a provision of this covenant, you need to realize that prosperity belongs to you now!”   Sure does if you don’t steal it from me with some kind of heartbreaking scam or story.

Jesus’ atonement extends to the “sin” of material poverty.  They hold that Jesus’ atoning death provided not only for our spiritual needs but also for our financial prosperity. Thus it is only sin that keeps us trapped in poverty or anything less than abundant wealth.

Show me that in the scriptures, sound like bullshit to me, oops camel shit and a lot of sinners made a lot of money as TV preachers.

Christians give in order to gain material compensation from God. Creflo Dollar and others like him teach that giving to the Lord’s work is primarily a means of gaining further compensation from God.  Faith is a self-generated spiritual force that leads to prosperity.  Many prosperity gospel preachers, Dollar among them, teach that we, like God, have the ability to speak reality into existence when we speak in faith. Thus faith becomes a force that allows us to speak prosperity into our lives.  Hey Stupid, God is not a 401 account nor a Bank

Prayer is a tool to force God to grant prosperity.  Are you frickin kidding me?  The crooked schmuck Dollar writes, “When we pray, believing that we have already received what we are praying, God has no choice but to make our prayers come to pass. … It is a key to getting results as a Christian.” Thus prayer is little more than a means through which we bring about our desires for wealth.

I remember a story of an Egyptian King who threatened GOD, all  kinds of bad Ju-Ju happened.

“Prosperity theology is a False Gospel.   Its message is un-biblical and its promises fail. God never assures his people of material abundance or physical health.  Instead, Christians are promised the riches of Christ, the gift of eternal life, and the assurance of glory in the eternal presence of the living God. In the end, the biggest problem with prosperity theology is not that it promises too much, but that it promises far too little. 

The Gospel of Jesus Christ offers salvation from sin, not a platform for earthly prosperity.  While we should seek to understand what drives so many into this movement, we must never for a moment fail to see its message for what it is — a false and failed gospel.   

Millions of dollars that could be used for good, the way Christians are supposed to act,  are squandered to these false prophets for their personal enjoyment and you get the tab.  The poor still suffer because of your actions.


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