Big Bible has a report of the Channel 4 documentary Miracles for sale. (For those outside the UK, the whole thing appears to be available on YouTube) Stage illusionist Derren Brown takes a member of the public (a hip-looking scuba diving instructor) and trains him in stagecraft sufficient to convince a crowd of Texans that he is a faith healer.
Part of me wonders why this documentary was made at all. Watching Benny Hinn, Morris Cerrullo, Peter Popoff and company ought to be enough for anyone. And, of course, it has been done before. More than once. And yet, these folk do seem to keep the money rolling in, against all reason.
I confess that I haven’t seen the whole show yet, so I’ll hold back until I have. In the meantime, the floor is yours.