I'd be happy to share with you today's Comment of the Day winner. But first I'm going to need a $10,000 donation up front. And by $10,000 I mean $80,000.
Assuming you've already sent the check, here's the winner.
The story in question is yesterday's post about the St. Petereburg Times' investigative feature about how the Church of Scientology's vast array of fund raisers may be the most shameless and effective sales people in America.
Leading the Times piece is a Seattle couple who spent roughly $1.5 million on their religion, only to be written up later for "insufficient generosity."
To this MarkStark writes:
I don't know what is louder, the sound of them circling the drain, or the money-sucking they are trying to get out of people in End Times. Even worse than the Seattle couple in certain respects, is the story of a new member Brian, who had paid $80,000 for a course package at Flag (Clearwater, their "mecca") and they picked him up at the airport and tried to get him to donate $35,000 more, in the car, for the Super Powerz cathedral, their new building with astronaut training equipment. He ended up spending and donating $320,000 in one year, and now, after another year, still can't get the $40,000 he had left "on account" for courses he didn't take.
Beware of any religion that offers you a special $80,000 introductory price. Probably not real, and they'll want more, and write Knowledge Reports on you if you don't shell out.