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Welcome to the Grand Delusion
Come on in, get your salvation
Leave your check in the slot before you go!

The stage is set, the rock band's playin'
Raise your hands and start the swayin'
You're wishing secretly that you were me!

You hear me on christian radio
I'm on TV, in magazines
You see my photograph, it's how your life should be
Yes, come and join me in my fantasy!

So if you think your life's an abomination
'Cause you saw me on "Today"
Just remember that, cash is my solution
Hey, thanks for sending it my way!
       
(music)

So if you think your life's an abomination
Because you heard I've got a maid
Just remember that, it's nunya business
'Cause you and I are not the same!
   We're not the same! (losers)    

(music)

America's a free speech nation
Join me in my blind ambition
Help me buy my brand new motorcar! (lookin' at a Benz)
Someday soon you'll stop to ponder
Why you gave in to this blunder
I made the grade and still you wonder
Why you were such fools! (but hey, it's all good)

Oh, and uh... Praise the Lord!
all you Joel Osteen fans - lighten up!

PARODY OF THE STYX SONG: GRAND ILLUSION - CLICK HERE FOR LIVE VERSION: [link]:
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BloodyMess-VaoT Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if some people would still buy it even if you sell it that obvious.
Maybe if you add some more "special effects".
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah maybe
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
A perfect description of charming manipulators, as also stated in my work, <a href-"[link]">Oh Villainy! :nod:

When will people ever learn
to discern,
between what is Truth, and what are lies?
Sadly, rather too many sheep following crooked shepherds -
people that may, because of deception, one day burn... :shrug:

Lord, have mercy upon us all... :pray:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...and people, stop sending the money!
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Yes, please! :iconbeggingplz:

How many times have I seen impoverished pensioners, many of them frail and/or disabled, giving their last two cents to such individuals? :ohmygod:

And all because these villainous, pompous fakers preach a gospel of health, wealth and happiness, if only you will follow Jesus! :facepalm:

Nevertheless, Paul had some great wit, when it came to such 'grand delusions', as stated in Philippians 1:17:

17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Paul's way of seeing this type of showmanship: Let the donkeys bray! Because, in the end, these asses are promoting Jesus - whether they like it, or not! ;)

Also, if you're smart, you'll chew on the meaty goespel, savouring every bite - while spitting out the bones and offal of falsehood! Just be sure to have a good-sized bucket handy, for the latter! :nod: You'll need it! ;)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes my grandma was one of them. Very poor lived in the projects gave her tithe to Ernest Angely. Severe diabetic she went to him for healing got off her insulin then went into a diabetic coma and almost died. All they had to say was that she didn't have enough faith. What really makes this story sad is that she believed it and stayed loyal to that fraud till the day she died.
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
:icongo-on-plz: An all-too-familiar tale, unfortunately: These false prophets brainwash their poor but faithful public into believing that Jesus is now the poor man's personal genie - whatever you wish for, is genie Jesus' command! :O_o: Only then, when their victims DON'T heal, DON'T become fabulously wealthy (like them), or marriages fall apart; then they (the victims) are lacking faith! :ohmygod: It just never gets old! :facepalm:

Even sadder is the fact that, just like Grandma, these brainwashed victims continue to believe, tithe, even give their most prized possessions - post sale, post funeral - to these creeps! :no:

It's disgusting, really! :icondoublefacepalmplz:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah
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PurpleInk777 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
All very sad, to say the least... :facepalm:

But do these big-name 'ministers' care? Of course not! There are always plenty more, to replace the ones who have gone! And, besides, that poor dear's last two cents sure helped, to pay off that new Citation jet! :evillaugh:

Lord, have mercy on us all... :facepalm:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...can't help but miss Tammy Faye though (sniff)
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freuddwyn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
there has been many of those lately :D this piece is awesome!
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks much
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some Televangelist are out for their own selfish reasons, but what about the ones that are just listening to what God is telling them? :shrug:
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SkyCanvas86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Philippians 1:17
17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an amazing verse. I never knew that was in Philippians. How did you find such an amazing verse?
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SkyCanvas86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
second semester bible class sophomore year (which was this year)
we were studying Paul's prison epistles, and the teacher told us to read Philippians. out of all the verses, this was the one that stuck the most.
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool, I wish I could take a bible class. But my school doesn't offer it.
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SkyCanvas86 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I go to a Christian private school. I also get great verses from here [link]
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, thank you ^v^
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm...good question. Would they be willing to follow Jesus' counsel found here: Mark 10:21
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The pastor I knew almost did lose everything, including his own life.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No doubt there are genuine people who are doing what they feel is right. But I'm pretty sure that the Jesus of the Bible would disown modern day televangelist. There are humble, more effective ways to make disciples that doesn't revolve around the constant solicitation for money. See MAtthew 10:8
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ChristianCosmo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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Delice1941 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Like the title 'Grand Delusion' it fits the subject perfectly:rose:
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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jaymack15 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol like you captured truth in a bottle.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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jaymack15 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome
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MicroFrog Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love Styx, I love that song, and I love this lyrical parody.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
den me happy mon
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Raydawg Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Unfortunate, but true. This was awesome by the way.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks RD
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Jon-The-Hillbilly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Practically an accurate description of these kind of people.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yo
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Jon-The-Hillbilly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
yo yo. :)
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for comment but I don't really allow profanity. Could you rephrase more politely?
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Konnono Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My apologies, I didn't know.

Like I said, we don't have televangelists here, but we have those who pretend to be uber-religious and hold public sermons in order to fleece money from people. The thing about these kinds of sermons is that they usually preach the wrong kind of information, so it really gets on my nerve. Hence the overly explicit language. I'm really sorry about that.

The thing is, these sermons can have hundreds of participants listening and participating, which in itself is rather worrisome.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i understand completely, believe me! thanks for comments
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wanderingsilverrose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Perfectly describes greedy bastards who supposedly worship God. Well, not that I've ever known any, of course. Just something that is my little brand of 'common sense'.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah. somehow I just can''t picture Jesus up on that stage, prancing around, sweating bullets, begging people to send in their "love gifts"
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wanderingsilverrose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. XD If I trusted my abilities enough, I'd draw a 'Jesus Face-palm' for such idiotic, hypocritical, ect. things. XD
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol the preview pic was the best i could find for this humor/satire entry
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wanderingsilverrose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still, it works. XD
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af-s772 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
That is a perfection description of my feelings about those televangelists.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, I'm expecting some interesting reactions to this one! all in good fun
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