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Heads of congregations, although attentive to their new flock in search of council, saw the laws of supply and demand at play. Churches became more business-minded. Exploitation, some claimed, as collection plates were no longer optional and altar boys began stationing themselves just outside the main entrances to collect a cover charge of $10 or $20 per person. $50 on Sundays, $200 to sit in the first row of pews, and at more forgiving churches, a “kids worship free” policy. The only thing higher than attendance was revenues, and so new concepts of VIP seating and Fast Pass saw their inception into a religious context. Catholic churches began charging for confessional booths like phone sex; $5.99 per minute to repent to “our most gracious Lord” so that “he may forgive me and restore my Internet.”
“Please,” they’d say, “grant me reprieve for my transgressions and bring back Dancing With the Stars.”
“Allow me passage into thine kingdom and a way to check my Gmail account.”
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