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Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of ‘Your Best Life Now’

HOUSTON, TXâ€"Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.S. Blessed†to make amends Tuesday by tossing copies of Your Best Life Now to stranded flood survivors.

Osteen had his on-call yacht captain steer the large vessel through the flooded streets of the city, pulling up to survivors stranded on their roofs and on the roof of their cars as the prosperity gospel preacher smiled, waved, and threw out signed editions of the bestselling positive thinking book.
Keep reading: http://babylonbee.com/news/joel-osteen-sails-luxury-yacht-flooded-houston-pass-copies-best-life-now/

If you are not following and reading Babylon bee, I honestly don't know what you're doing with your life, they are killing it lately!
 

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One of the funniest stories on the net. The Babylon Bee is a satirical evangelical Christian website. The site is famous for over-the-top fake stories focusing on well-known pastors, celebrities, and politicians. It models itself on The Onion.
 

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Except Poe's Law is very strong on this one.
Poe's law is an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers or viewers as a sincere expression of the parodied views.
The original statement of the adage, by Nathan Poe, was: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a Creationist in such a way that someone won't mistake for the genuine article."



I'd say the above is a pretty clear indicator of the author's intent, wouldn't you?

Honestly, I don't think anyone would be so weak-minded that they couldn't tell this was satire from the word 'go'.
 

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Somehow I wouldn't be surprised. It would obviously be followed by an investigation to determine how, precisely, the building ended up being at that location at that time, if it followed maritime law, and if it had any malicious intent...
 

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One of the funniest stories on the net. The Babylon Bee is a satirical evangelical Christian website. The site is famous for over-the-top fake stories focusing on well-known pastors, celebrities, and politicians. It models itself on The Onion.
Some of the best satire, really coming close to The Onion
 

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There were people elsewhere, who didn't know that this was satire, and others were saying that it was fake news, there are some real special people in this world:rotfl:
 
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