Junk Popoff Sent Somebody

Another WordPress blogger has displayed his collection of crap that Peter Popoff sent him in the mail.

You have to wonder two things:

  1. What must go through some one’s mind to think-up things like this?
  2. What kind of intellectually-challenged person would actually believe the claims made by Peter Popoff about these items and put them into practise as Popoff suggests?

His collection is divided into three parts and you can view them by clicking on the following links:

  1. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 1
  2. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 2
  3. Junk Peter Popoff Sent Me: Part 3

These posts are about a year old. The first two were posted in May 2008 and the third in July 2008, so they are a bit dated and Popoff may have discontinued using these props. But, the fact that he used them in the first place and was still able to generate large amounts of income for himself and his family shows the depths to which this man and his family will sink and how stupid they think people are that they would believe that these objects have some kind of Divine Power.

But, since he did use them and managed to generate income for himself and his family shows that too many people are, in fact, gullible enough to fall for them.

However, I know some things about human nature. When people are desperate, when they are facing financial ruin or catastrphic illness or some kind of personal problem that seems to have no human solution, people become so desperate enough that they will try anything. They will trust anyone and will do whatever they are told to do which will supposedly cure their problems. People want to believe in miracles and they want to believe a miracle can happen in their lives. As such, they turn to charlatans like Popoff and put their trust in people like him to help them when nothing else seems to work

When I saw a video of one of Popoff’s crusades and saw the old and the sick who filled the auditorium, seeking cures for cancer, arthritis and other debilitating illnesses, my heart went out to them. The sight of the little boy in crutches who desperately wanted to be healed brought tears to my eyes. If I had the Power, I would have healed them all myself and I wouldn’t have asked them for money. Just the sight of that little boy walking home without his crutches would have been enough for me.

But, I don’t have the Power and neither does Popoff. Knowing that he is simply feeding on their fears and desperation for his own gain fills me with such RAGE that I can barely contain myself.

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2 Responses to Junk Popoff Sent Somebody

  1. Jeff Alberts says:

    I don’t think it’s really desperation that drives people to Popoff, it’s just gullibility.

  2. Alonzo Kaupfmann says:

    I have to disagree. When some one is living with the pain of arthritis or has to spend most of their money on medication just to be able to live a relatively normal life, and some one comes along offering to stop their suffering, some people are so desperate for the pain to stop or to end their dependence on prescription medication that they will jump at the chance, just the chance, that a miracle will occur in their lives.

    I think many of these charlatans would be undone if the USA offered free, universal health care to its citizens.

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