P.T. Barnum is famous for having said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” A quick check of my watch tells me it’s been two minutes since I started this post. And right on time, here are two suckers.
SALT LAKE CITY – Two women claim they were bilked out of their life savings by an apocalyptic religious group that promised them land and a face-to-face meeting with Jesus Christ.
Kaziah Hancock and Cindy Stewart earlier won their lawsuit against Jim Harmston and The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of The Last Days in a district court, but it was thrown out by a judge.
They appealed to the Utah Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
In the appeal, the women’s attorney, Don Redd, argued Harmston and the church should not be allowed to create a “religious cocoon” to protect themselves.
You may remember this same outfit claimed the world was coming to an end and only church members would survive. As I look around my immediate surroundings the world seems to be still here. How about your part of the globe?
Again I’m going lean on P.T. Barnum to provide the correct context for this story. “More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing, than by believing too much”
I might also add that these two idiots may find comfort in a little “Hallucinogenic Religion,” assuming they’re not already stoned out of their pea brains.