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Earlier this week, I received a hand-written (and then photocopied) letter from a local woman asking me to try the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Based on the handwriting, I’d guess a grandmotherly woman hand-wrote a letter, photocopied it, and sent it to people in the phone book. (Which is very sweet gesture, although not ultimately not very useful since their God doesn’t exist, IMO.)

Then, I started to think: have I dropped-off the St. Matthew’s Churches mailing list? (I talked about them last May, and their scam.) Well, I’m still on it because today I received another letter from them. I guess I’m on their May mailing list. I’ve attached a few pictures of their material.

Predictably, they use phrases like “As you remain faithful in your seed sowing into my kingdom, surely you shall be blessed.” “Seed sowing” is, of course, code for “send us money”. Then they also claim testimonies from people who received financial windfalls or healing after ‘sowing a seed’. They use a few other psychological techniques to increase the likelihood of people sending them money. Seems like a popular money-extraction technique because you can see other evangelists doing it:

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