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Leading a religious congregation for the sole purpose of enriching oneself or collecting political power.

"Bishop" Eddie Long, Jim and Tammie Faye Bakker, the aptly named Creflo Dollar, "Bishop" Earl Paulk, "Reverend" Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Swaggart
With their gold-plated bathroom fixtures that were funded by their often poor and elderly followers, preachers Jim and Tammie Faye Bakker were guilty of propheteering.
by fuzzybee May 30, 2011
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The practice of using religious symbols in the blatant promotion of commercial enterprise, for the purpose of either implying a higher (false) sense of integrity, or invoking denominational guilt for doing business with competitors. Notably similar to the more archaic form, "shaloming", current practitioners profess a significant "prophet" advantage...
"The prominant display of Jesus-fishies on all of the tow-trucks led the jury to return a conviction on the charges of propheteering".
by stang(ftl) November 27, 2010
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