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Old 04-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #46
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I was going to fellowship of the woodlands , but this guy Kerry Shook isn't different from Olsteen. Its one of the largest upcoming churches in the nation. Every service is like a rock concert. All I can think is where is he money coming from, I understand they get large donations, but if a church is non profit some how The Shooks are profiting.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #47
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I was going to fellowship of the woodlands , but this guy Kerry Shook isn't different from Olsteen. Its one of the largest upcoming churches in the nation. Every service is like a rock concert. All I can think is where is he money coming from, I understand they get large donations, but if a church is non profit some how The Shooks are profiting.
his brother mark shook has a megachurch in cypress called community of faith
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #48
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actually i dont give a fuck.. he aint getting any of my money.. I think it's wrong.. But I don't fall for it
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:02 PM   #49
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I was going to fellowship of the woodlands , but this guy Kerry Shook isn't different from Olsteen. Its one of the largest upcoming churches in the nation. Every service is like a rock concert. All I can think is where is he money coming from, I understand they get large donations, but if a church is non profit some how The Shooks are profiting.
The whole EXTREME aspect of that church is kind of cheesy to me. Motorcycles jumping across the stage and shit. I get that it's a gimmick to get people to come in, and that's fine, but his shiny bald head really weirds me out.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #50
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I was going to fellowship of the woodlands , but this guy Kerry Shook isn't different from Olsteen. Its one of the largest upcoming churches in the nation. Every service is like a rock concert. All I can think is where is he money coming from, I understand they get large donations, but if a church is non profit some how The Shooks are profiting.
A few years back my wife, her sister and husband and their parents decided to go to a Christmas service, so we picked the Fellowship. Never been, figured it would be good. In addition to the rock show vibe, they had camels and elephants walking down the aisles along with some guy behind them to clean up any shit in case the animals had a bowel movement. It was fuckin' crazy and the animals smelled HORRIBLE
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:08 PM   #51
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Just about every Christian knows they need to donate.. when someone has to keep telling you that over and over it just makes them sound shady as all fuck..
But where do you draw the line between calling someone a 'scam' and saying that you 'hate them', or recognizing that his church may have grown beyond a sustainable level and the message is being muddled by the constant pleas to keep the lights on?

That doesn't necessarily make them a scammer. Maybe a poor planner, bad businessman, or irrationally optimistic. The church (Lakewood) also has grown to such a size that he can't really afford to offend anyone, so all his sermons turn into motivational speeches - which is uncharacteristic for Christians as they are mostly see things in black or white, good or evil type terms.
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I'll donate to a church after they pay some fucking taxes.
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scamming implies they take your money and spend it on hookers and blow. taking your money to pay the bills and increase the size of their ministry is another thing entirely.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #56
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scamming implies they take your money and spend it on hookers and blow. taking your money to pay the bills and increase the size of their ministry is another thing entirely.
these things are not mutually exclusive.
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scamming implies they take your money and spend it on hookers and blow. taking your money to pay the bills and increase the size of their ministry is another thing entirely.
Well, I will add this,and not implying all do this,but I was in Gamestop a couple of months ago with my son and there was a preacher/minister/deacon whatever throwing a huge fit demanding the manager and how outrageous it was they wouldnt offer him a tax free discounted price on the 2 games he was trying to buy,at one point he was trying to rally other people in the store to side with him against the poor clerk,"using" I REPEAT"using" God as an angle.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:27 PM   #58
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scamming implies they take your money and spend it on hookers and blow. taking your money to pay the bills and increase the size of their ministry is another thing entirely.
whos to say that's really happening?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:18 PM   #59
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I have a problem when these so called preachers wear suits finer than anything the people listening to the sermons in the pews could afford and then get into their 80k BMW and drive home to their million dollar homes. fuck them.
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