Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Advent Of The I-God

I used to say, "Whatever gets 'em through the door on Sunday." I don't say that too much any more, not after seeing mega-churches and other houses of worship giving away motorcycles, houses, etc.

I am trying hard to give up judging "church giveaways" that are supposedly designed to get more people's fannies into pews.

Today I read that an Arizona church is giving away I-Pods to boost its congregation's numbers.

Even if the I-Pods are loaded with ol' time religion tunes, I must admit it still makes me cringe.

Is it right to lure folks into hearing "the message" by plugging their ears?