What I think is really scary about the Bernie Madoff story is that so many people gave him money to invest, apparently without knowing what he was investing it in! Even if it wasn’t a Ponsi scheme, he could have been selling guns in Mexico, buying drugs in South America, etc. but most of the investors didn’t seem to care. As long as Madoff could promise them big profits, that’s all that mattered.
It’s interesting that, except for appearing on the Joy Behar show, and local newspapers, there has been little in the news media about pastor Jim Swilley admitting that he is gay . Is it because his megachurch, unlike most others, has never preached hatred toward gays or any other minority? I have to assume that it is. I had never heard of this pastor or his church before this show but I am happy that he has proved that the creation of a megachurch is possible without preaching hatred and bigotry.
A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind” ~James Allen