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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:10 PM

When will Walmart discover how profitable churches are, and tax free. I could see

Walmart opening up a bunch of churches as an adjunct to Walmart, Inc. It could attract a significant amount of business to adjoining facilities.


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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Maybe they'll set up a chapel in the back of every store :)

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

2. Walmart is already America's largest supplier of religious literature

This is the strange thing about the Christian booksellers of America: they see themselves as ministries, but on the day when ministries are most active and when Christian literature sells best--Sunday--they're all closed. Walmart, OTOH, is open 24 hours a day, 363 days a year.

I'm still waiting for Walmart to discover the massive profits that could be had by putting shower facilities in their stores. Go past any Walmart in America during the summer months, and you are almost certain to see RVs in the parking lot. This is because Walmart has inadvertently become the biggest campground in America. If they put showers, RV dumps and other camper-friendly features in their stores, they'd get business.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:45 PM

3. You'll also see a lot of tractor trailers.

Every truck driver knows that if there isn't a truck stop close by, or if they are full, you can always park at Wal Mart. I've often said Wal Mart's are fast becoming truck stops.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. That too...

They just recently built a Walmart in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, area. (Actually, they built it in Hayden as kind of a fuck-you to the mayor-for-life, a quite decent gentleman who just happens to own a 22-store chain of supermarkets in three states.) On the roads outside of Walmart there are lots of "no truck access" signs, but go past there any time of day or night and there's at least one truck sitting in the parking lot.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:02 PM

6. Walmart could be the future of cities, build some housing, jobs and the company store!!! n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:48 PM

4. They could call it The Church of Waldemart... nt

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:18 PM

7. Why not, the drug cartels have been using churches as front for a long time.

 

They can launder their profits through the church.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:28 PM

10. They stole my idea I tell you, they stole my idea!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:28 PM

9. Hallelujah !! I have seen the Lights and they're on Sale at Wal-Mart. Praise Be !

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:29 PM

11. Stop and Pray and Buy a Light! Shop Walmart, we have discounts on god. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:34 PM

12. "Bring your church bulletin and save 10 % off St.John the Babtist napkin holders"

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:38 PM

14. K&R !!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:37 PM

13. It could go like this.

Walmart (or any 1%er who would like to capture all that money) could do the following:

1. Take over the news cycle and start disparaging everything that churches are doing. Say they are ineffective, that the preachers are doing a poor job of fulfilling the mission of religion.

2. Open charter churches that are run by highly paid administrators and unpaid volunteers.

3. Nationalize the church standards so everyone gets the same message.

4. Require some tax for local churches that eventually forces them to close.

5. Extract money from the congregation by making tithing a law.

Done. All the church money is safely in the hands of the owners.

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Response to rainin (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:44 PM

15. One of my friends knew a guy that made zillions off of peddling religious stuff as a

distributor. The guy was as far from religious as one could get. He said there's nothing better than a flock like the religious to sell your goods into, it's a ready made market. Then, when New Age came along, he sold into that market too. He just kept targeting the flocks as a distributor to sell into their desires. I have no idea what he's doing now.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

16. He's probably a retired billionaire.

Or maybe not. Billionaires are too greedy to retire.

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