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#1 Denyoz

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

I once bought a book from Joyce Meyer Ministries and ever since then, I receive requests for money from her. Today, I received a two-page letter, too long to rewrite, so I give you my shortened version:

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Dear Deny,

Blah blah blah bullcrap...

The Lord spoke to me and told me to tell you what to do. In order to get everything God promised, you need to keep going! And the two things you need in order to keep going are FAITH and PATIENCE.

Blah blah blah bullcrap... Hebrews 6:11-12

Through your prayers and support, you have been such a blessing. Dave and I believe you trust this ministry, and we don't take that trust (cash?) for granted--we cherish it! Through your generosity, you demonstrate your heart to obey God and to love people.

Enclosed you will find a reply form. Be sure to request my special Never Give Up! collection of resources this month as you give.

Let's hold on to faith and patience,

Joyce

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Dear Joyce, I ran out of faith and patience. And if the Lord loved you and spoke to you, he would tell you not to waste time sending me those letters because I will never send you any money.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

Reminds me of when Ralphie sent off for the Little Orphan Annie Official Decoder Ring.



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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

[EDIT: Prai$e Je$u$ ~ $end Ca$h letter]

OMG! That is soooo bad! I can't believe they send that crap out. In fact, it's both comedic and an outrage.

I hope you sent that response.

Or how's this for a response:

Dear Joyce
I hope you are enjoying your very nice expensive mansion. You do Jesus proud and give us all something to strive towards.
Please find enclosed my cheque for $20. It is all I have left to give and even so, have stolen it from my daughter's savings for new ballet shoes. I know the Lord has better use for it, in your lovely home, rather than something as frivolous as ballet classes for a silly 6 year old. I'll have her pray on ballet nights instead.
Thank you for your inspiration in our lives. One day we hope to be rich like you, when the Lord sees fit to bless us. Until then, we'll keep trying!
PS My address may be changing to the homeless shelter. PTL! He works in mysterious ways!

[EDIT: typos!]

Edited by Positivist, 26 March 2012 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

Dear Joyce,

Oh dear, doesn't it suck when you don't have the money to buy a nice new piece of property? I understand totally. And oh, how desperately you need that new Mercedes Benz "for the Ministry".

Hate to say it though, I am flat outta cash at the moment- you know, what with trying to keep my one and only roof over my head in these tough economic times.

Best of luck getting some other gullible sucker to contribute though!

Deny
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

lol Positivist I just finished my response when you posted yours!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

Reminds me of when Ralphie sent off for the Little Orphan Annie Official Decoder Ring.


"Be sure to drink your Olveltine? A crummy commercial?! Son of a bitch!"
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Dear Joyce,

Tell the Lord that if he wants to tell me something, TELL IT TO ME DIRECTLY!!!
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:18 PM


Reminds me of when Ralphie sent off for the Little Orphan Annie Official Decoder Ring.

"Be sure to drink your Olveltine? A crummy commercial?! Son of a bitch!"


I had never seen this. Just did on YouTube. Didn't know what the hell you two were talking about. I see now. Yeah the letter was like that. Thanks guys!
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:13 AM

Dear Joyce,
What the hell's wrong with your face?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

Dear Joyce,
What the hell's wrong with your face?


She accidentally hit herself with her bible :P
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:16 AM



Reminds me of when Ralphie sent off for the Little Orphan Annie Official Decoder Ring.

"Be sure to drink your Olveltine? A crummy commercial?! Son of a bitch!"


I had never seen this. Just did on YouTube. Didn't know what the hell you two were talking about. I see now. Yeah the letter was like that. Thanks guys!



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Oh, Joy! Here's another one! Two letters in one week, what's going on? Wow, can't wait to see what's inside! Maybe she read Matthew 19:21 and realized that in order to be perfect and follow Jesus, she has to sell all her possessions and give the money to the poor! I'm poor. There must be a check inside...

This letter is 4 pages long!

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Dear Treasured Friend,

What I have to share with you today is... [6 paragraphs]

What makes you the kind of person who glorifies God is living a life marked by integrity and excellence. [+3 paragraphs]

You can read your Bible all day long, but until you actually start doing what it says, it won't make any difference in your life.

God has given you "all things" plus a life of excellence and integrity.

What is excellence? It simply means to go the extra mile, to exceed the requirements. It's always so refreshing to be around someone who's excellent -- they're constantly surprising you through over-delivering.

You might be thinking, Joyce, I don't know if I've got what it takes to live that way. I understand if that's what you're thinking, but you must remember it's not about what you can do on you own -- it's about a willing heart that's trusting in the goodness and promise of God. What is the promise? The promise is, God will never ask you to do something He hasn't already given you the ability to do.

Excellence and integrity always start small when no one else is watching. If you're waiting for something big to happen in your life, then start right now by giving your best in all the little things. If you do the best with what you have, you can be confident God will give you more. That's a promise you can stand on in His Word.

Dave and I experienced the incredible blah blah blah. Finding the Power blah blah. You can find this power. God is making it available to you today. Blah blah blah as a special way of saying thank you for your donation of any amount.

In addition, for a special donation of $195 or more, we'll send you the Empowered Living Superpack, Synergy, Five Choices That Changed Me Forever, plus my daily confession cards.

Dave and I are so grateful for you and believe a renewed commitment to live with excellence and integrity will bring great and rewarding promise to your life.

Your faithfulness and generosity glorify God...

As a teacher and as a sister in Christ, I urge you today to do the best with what God's given you, and I promise God will help you accomplish all that you can't do in your own strength.

When you live this way, you show the world a higher level of living and there's no limit to what God can do in AND through your life!

Doing all things in the power of Christ,

Dave and Joyce Meyer

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

Ugh. In November of last year I finally bought into that bullshit. Thankfully my eyes were opened late-Jan...early Feb...to all of this crap. So sad.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hmm, I had 3 "likes" and they have disappeared. I'm worried I may have offended someone with my post or broken a rule, so I'm removing it. Maybe I should move it to the sex forum. ;)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:10 AM


Dear Joyce,
What the hell's wrong with your face?

She accidentally hit herself with her bible Posted Image


I've seen that smile before...

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Oh here it is:

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:22 AM

The promise is, God will never ask you to do something He hasn't already given you the ability to do.


Then what do I need him for...?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:35 AM

Joyce Meyer makes me want to kill myself. She is everything that is wrong with Christianity.

I wish she would wipe that smarmy smile off her face!
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:38 AM



Dear Joyce,
What the hell's wrong with your face?

She accidentally hit herself with her bible Posted Image


I've seen that smile before...

Attached File  Joyce.jpg   48.84KB   0 downloads Joyce

Oh here it is:

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OH SHIT!!!
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Hmm, I had 3 "likes" and they have disappeared. I'm worried I may have offended someone with my post or broken a rule, so I'm removing it. Maybe I should move it to the sex forum. Posted Image


So sad. I liked that post.
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hmm, I had 3 "likes" and they have disappeared. I'm worried I may have offended someone with my post or broken a rule, so I'm removing it. Maybe I should move it to the sex forum. Posted Image


2Honest, I think there is something wrong with the system, because all my "likes" on all my posts have disappeared. If you notice, your reputation points are not affected and if you click the 0 (zero) next to your post, you will see that you now have 4 "likes". Now put your post back Posted Image
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