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Unformatted text preview: situation in the way that makes them feel the warmest instead of in the way that makes the most sense. I believe that since the men, like Mr. Dollar, are bringing in so much money, the church is compensating them, possibly even in a commission-like form. The man preaches that coming to his church and donating will bring prosperity, thousands of worse off people come in and donate to God, and when the church reaps the benefits, it thanks Mr. Dollar with a generous reward. But what Im saying is, maybe Mr. Dollar is truly innocent and doesnt see this. Perhaps he thinks that it truly is God who is taking care of him for bringing all of these people into the light. Maybe Mr. Dollar has been born and raised to see things in this manner, like Sam says: the strings have shaped his thinking in ways that he would never see. In my mind, these reverends arent salesmen, theyre faithful and naive....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Sturm,robertarth during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08