Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

If You’ve Seen One Televangelist, You’ve Seen Them All

October 18, 2015


Stumbled upon Cindy Trimm on YouTube. Another false preacher of her own multi-million dollar ministry.

Found out she was born into poverty in Bermuda and, as a teenager, she quickly figured out how to weasel people out of money by becoming a self-promoted teacher of God. She is a former senator from her native land.

Trimm claims to be an empowerment specialist but her specialty is milking followers of their money. She sells her own religious courses, DVDs, books and tapes. She has a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

She has conned Ebony Magazine into naming her one of the top 100 “doers and influencers in the world today.”

She is associated with the Kingdom School of Ministry to teach others how to fraud desperate souls searching for salvation.

She is a master at brainwashing and her words are toxic. She holds a doctorate degree in rhetoric and propaganda.

Be forewarned: She is growing at a faster rate than cancer. Somebody call the Center for Disease Control.

Do not allow yourself to become her next victim.


Where Does The Expression “Holy Mackerel!” Come From?

October 7, 2015


It’s an expression of disbelief or surprise but what is the origin of the term “Holy Mackerel?”

Fish don’t normally wear halos and they don’t look like Swiss cheese either.

Funny how the words just sort of seem to roll right off the tongue.

It means the same as “Holy Cow!” or “Holy Smokes!” or even “Holy Moly!” but why fish?

One internet explanation states that it dates back at least two centuries by referring to the Catholic custom of eating fish on Fridays.

Another source suggests it’s a euphemism for Holy Mary in order not to take the Madonna’s name, Mary Magdalene, in vain.

I’m convinced that it has religious overtones. Speaking of vanity, I knew someone who always said “Cheese and crackers!” at times so Mackerel makes sense in that regard.