Sunday, January 23, 2005


Here’s a hypothetical: At a very early age, (pre-college) you discover that you are a sociopath con man. You are a good public speaker and of pleasant appearance. What you want out of life is lots of wealth - cars, houses, women - and all that. You would like to be important and respected if possible.

In what line of work could all this be achieved the easiest?

The answer is obvious: Religion.

Lenny Bruce once said, “Any religious leader with two suits of clothes is a con man.”

Meaning, of course, that a true man of religious beliefs could not become rich while there are needy, starving people in the world. I think that is self-evident.

So it does follow that any religious leader who has accumulated personal wealth is a con man. And the beauty of the situation is that the wealth can be hidden by having it in the church’s name making it all tax free.

Therefore, my young sociopath con man, go thou and do likewise.

(When the con men of the world have their yearly banquet, the head table is reserved for preachers.)

A work in progress---


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