Posted by BE on March 8th, 2010
Mine: He just doesn’t get it.
“We know where the invoice is sent: to Tamaki’s congregation. This is user-pays salvation”.
Brilliant stuff awrite
When I think of all the priests, nuns and members of religious orders I know and I compare their frugal life and the hard work they do to Tamaki it makes me angry.
Last time I looked the 10% tithe beneficiaries were paying to Tamaki (let’s not be coy about the real beneficiary)was coming out of their benefit, before they bought their food or paid for their power or shelter.
And while we’re at it, I’m not surprised that some men, when told they can have complete control over their partners or wives in this patriarchal religion, they’re only too happy to doff the cap at Tamaki.
Why does the “Exalted One’ need to have cash tithes anyway? Can’t the flock just give him taro or kumara, instead? That way, they can pay their utility bills and put food on the tables — and the Bish’ gets a good supply of staple food to last more than a month of Sundays.
Let this not be the “Last Word/s on Bishop Tamaki”.
Why does the “Exalted One’ need to have cash tithes anyway? Can’t the flock just give him taro or kumara, instead?
Great idea. Kumara not cash!
The Bishop is no different from any that have grown fat on the Christian tradition. I bet those apostles made a killing and never had to work another day in their lives! ‘Yes, I knew Jesus, pour me another and I’ll tell you about it.’
After all in the current capitalist environment, it’s a case of ‘if someone is stupid enough to choose to pay for it – you’re allowed to sell it.’ (I’m talking to you, buyers of bee pollen and deer velvet, sleeping on your magnetic beds)
But now Brian (T) is getting a bit greedy, I suspect many of his clients no longer choose to pay, they are forced to pay – he has crossed the line from selling snake oil, to pushing snake oil. I suspect his empire will now crumble as a result. Been a nice ride though, I hope he has invested well.