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Modern day snake oil


snakeoil.jpgI love televised ministries. Seeing the various ways one can preach interests me to no end. Now, along with this interest is my interest in photographing a television. I have been doing this for years and I was very surprised today to find a man selling snake oil.

Miracle Breakthrough Oil? It is obviously ineffective and a sham, but couldn’t we all use some real Miracle Oil?



Even centuries after the roving snake oil salesman was popularized in American media we still see the snake oil salesman offering you a vial. Obviously these men still succeed, but why? Aren’t people smarter in this century, smart enough to spot a lie when they see it? Maybe we have more faith now. Maybe that is why these products sell.



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