The Church According To Oprah, No Wait-Hsn No Wait-E-Bay, Now Wait-If You Pray Now, We'Ll Double Your Order For Free! (Only Pay For Extra Shipping And Handling) - Poem by Joe Rosochacki
No, it wasn't The Oprah Winfrey Show,
Where she'd had given free cars to everyone that attended her show on that day.
Yesterday, on Easter Sunday,
Services went on throughout the globe.
But there was one service that shocked me, if I dare say,
Not of the pedophile probe of priests within the Roman Catholic Church, that's old,
But the idea of creating a, Let's Make a Deal, Price is Right,
Deal or No Deal, Home Shopping Network promoting the Good News.
'Come On Down! '
Contestants, sorry, Guests, sorry, - parishioners, So Sorry-people of the street,
Were promised a wide variety of material goods
, - if they'd sit in Corpus Christi*'s (E) Bay Area Fellowship pews,
And listen to what happened about 2,000 years ago.
(So much for 'commercialization' of the word.)
15 cars, hundreds of bikes, flat screen TV's, furniture were some of the stash,
Not to mention appliances, stereos, including some cash.
All they would need is Billy Mays,
- to clean their souls with OxiClean or Orange Glo
Jesus Christ WHO? The Body of Christ what?
I wonder if Paul touted the Gospel in this way?
Paul was good at working leather,
Maybe Paul pitched the idea of the resurrection of Jesus and life everlasting,
By giving away free sandals, belts, and a leathered chariot (A pre-cursor to..)
Ricardo Montelban pitching Chrylser cars with 'Fine Corinthian leather.'
(There was no such thing, it was gimmick for advertising.)
ABSOLUTELY NOT! ! ! !
Christianity, as an institution, (not in a spiritual sense) has reached another low.
Along with the history of pedophiles amongst the Roman Catholic clergy,
The Benny Hinns, Jimmy Swaggerts and Jim Bakkers,
(and all the televangelists out there with their multimillion-dollar lavish estates and some with their $22,000 commodes) .
I wonder how Jesus would react to this 'marketing' on His Word?
Henrich Heine (1797-1856) said it well concerning this Gospel heist,
'Christ rode on an ass, but now the asses ride on Christ'.
*For those of you who live outside of the USA, the city of Corpus Christi is located in the great state of Texas, US.
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