When Christ did his ministry, he — according to the Gospels, anyway — did it among the common folk. The lepers, the prostitutes, the tax collectors, the sick, the poor; these were the people Christ went to in person and got his hands dirty working with.
But according to “prosperity pastors” Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis, Christ was a sucker. Real preachers don’t work with those people; they don’t ride donkeys from town to town. They hopscotch the globe in fancy private jets to avoid the “demon” common folk on commercial airliners.
“We’re in the soul business here”
Ever wonder why prosperity pastors travel in big, fancy jets?
Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis strove to answer that question during an interview posted on Wednesday, and in the process, proved Karl Marx indisputably right.
Copeland took his first swing at it, wheeling out some weird, spiritual-theobabble that . . . well, I’ll let you see if you can make sense of this beyond the core message of “I hate poor people” he does get across — rather clearly, at that:
Now Oral [Roberts] used to fly airlines. But even back then it got to the place where it was agitating his spirit, people coming up to him, he had become famous, and they wanted him to pray for them and all that. You can’t manage that today, this dope-filled world, and get in a long tube with a bunch of demons.
Copeland continued his explanation, and noted flying around in a single-engine, open-cockpit plane could “scratch [his] itch.”
Duplantis attempted to explain his private jet next, and according to him, God actually spoke to him about private jets, explaining private jets are just like Lays potato chips: You can’t have just one. Why? Because doing so would let his “faith stagnant,” making it less meaningful than it already is:
As I was going home, the lord, real quickly, he said, ‘Jesse, do you like your plane?’ I thought, that’s an odd statement. I said, ‘Well certainly lord. He said, ‘Do you really like it?’ And I thought, ‘Well yes, lord.’ And he said, ‘So that’s it? You gonna let your faith stagnate?’
Presumably he answered, “No sir, lord, I ain’t gonna let my faith stagnate. I stir it regularly with the forked tongue I was born with.”
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