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It's Hype!

All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You without money, come, buy, and eat! Yes, come! Buy wine and milk without money — it’s free! ~ Isaiah 55:1, CJB

 

Religious koinonia better known as hype:
Deception and a put-on; a current fleecing frenzy
Extravagantly contrived to sell
Supernaturally imparted esoteric knowledge, wisdom, and understanding
Freely obtained but exorbitantly disseminated.

The preach, the teach, the outreach;
The D. D.’S, the ED. D’S, the PH. D’S;
The shout it, the ‘bout it, the tout it;
The dancing spirit, the singing spirit, the praying spirit;
The published book source, the computer printout source, the animated source,
The mixed accessory source;
The Gospel video, the Gospel audio, the Gospel cameo;
The CD’S, the DVD’S, the MP3’S;
The ministerial anointings, the prophetic anointings, the miracle-working anointings;
The conference fee, the seminar fee, the workshop fee, the retreat fee, the brunch fee,
The anniversary fee;
The “Oh, say, can you see” . . . .

Christianity is not free:
Slavery exists in one form or another,
So enslavers’ recognitions, titles, and financial statuses can increase,
While sold wares fail to provide
Advantageous returns for duped buyers.

~ from Montage of Poetic Imaginations . . . edited