Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prosperity Preacher Dies

The flamboyant Reverend Ike has died at the age of 74. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II promoted a gospel of material prosperity on TV and to the large congregation at the United Church Science of Living Institute in New York. Ike reached the height of his success during the 70s. His philosophy of mind over matter conflicted with traditional Christianity. He taught the root of all evil was the lack of money. When he moved his church into a Harlem movie theater, he shortened his name to fit on the narrow marquee outside to Reverend Ike. The cause of death was not given. Read more at his website.

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