I don't have HBO on my DirecTV, but my friend does. And he has HBOgo too. He comes over to my house sometimes, and using my computer, logs into HBOgo and we can watch Game of Thrones or True Blood, (20 min after it airs) on my 46" TV set up as a monitor on one input, and having DTV on another input.
HBO loses money on me, since I don't have their services on my TV, yet I get them with an HBOgo account. (Which they don't sell separately)
So I can certainly see their point. But I still think their point is ridiculous.
Laughing is a response. Why does anyone buy/wear a tee shirt with text? Because they want someone else to read it, and maybe say something about it or laugh when they "get it." Or maybe the wearer waits for the other person to not "get it" and then proceed to laugh at them, or explain.
Either way, they are evoking / inviting a response.
>Parker pens slogan “Avoid Embarassment – use Quink,” when translated into Spanish came out as “Avoid pregnancy – use Quink.”
That's a bad translation. (not saying YOU did that)
Embarazo is pregnancy. Not quite the same. Are you saying Spanish speakers mis-read the English? That's a possibility. If Parker would have labeled their product in Spanish, the translation would be Evita la vergüenza, not Avoid embarazo.
Thanks for clarifying. You made it seem that you can't be a religious/spiritual leader and still be wealthy.
Being "filthy rich" just for the sake of being rich, and not using the resources (money) for the betterment of humankind should be classified as a sin (for Christians at least). I believe there is a scripture that says "for those who recognize it as sin, it IS sin" so by definition, Christian leaders should know better.
I have heard a few of Joel Osteen's messages, and he does speak very well. I am not familiar with his ministry practices enough to pass judgement, however.
I myself am struggling with my Christianity. I am probably secretly Agnostic, but outwardly think that if the peoples of the Earth had clung to the Torah/Bible then humans would have been better off.
For example, if everyone would wait for sex until marriage, then there wouldn't be bastard children. If there was no rape, same thing. Also, if there were no adultery, then VD would stay between the TWO and not spread to others.
As a side note, back in the early days, and I mean thousands of years ago, when life expectancy was 30-40 years, children were married-off (betrothed?) at 12 years of age (approx). When they hit puberty, they were already married so they could have sex when it was a physically natural urge. Now-a-days it sucks to become sexually mature, but not socially adept to weight the complications of doing what comes naturally with any and everyone who is not in a position to be with you through thick and thin. But I digress.
Where does it say anywhere that a religious leader has to "live meagerly through charity?" I really want to know. Is it a rumor or something? I know Catholic Christian Priests take a vow of poverty, but it is of their own volition. Is this to what you are referring?