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Equivalent of American televangelists in Poland?


Lri 4 | 39
6 May 2019 #1
In USA/Canada, these are on TV every night (as late-night infomercials). I'd guess Reverend Peter Popoff is the most televised and well-known of these three. Are there any Polish equivalents? It seems this sort of thing is mostly in the Americas, but I'm not certain. Here are some random sample videos of each

Peter Popoff: youtube.com/watch?v=X-xYnbi3efg

Don Stewart: youtube.com/watch?v=W8JJoEzCswk

Robert Tilton: youtube.com/watch?v=Unhqk-sAtZ4
10iwonka10 - | 395
6 May 2019 #2
We are too cynical for these sort of mad televangelists...
cms neuf - | 1,906
6 May 2019 #3
The nearest equivalent is Father Rydzyk - very powerful priest with a media empire centered on Radio Maryja and close connections to the govt
jon357 70 | 19,565
6 May 2019 #4
Father Rydzyk

Yes. A televangelist always asking for money.
OP Lri 4 | 39
6 May 2019 #5
Does Father Rydzyk do fake "faith healings" too, like Peter Popoff and Don Stewart do in the above videos? (Apparently Peter Popoff pays actors to go in front of audiences and pretend they're medically-challenged and then faith-healed) Or does Father Rydzyk just ask for money?
cms neuf - | 1,906
6 May 2019 #6
No - organized religion was frowned upon under communism and the only TV was govt controlled. So when this kind of thing took off in the US then Poland was not in the same circumstances.

There are a few religious TV channels but they don't really do live faith heelings - much more conservative.

- its really just about asking for money. They have built some very large new churches with the proceeds
TheOther 6 | 3,692
6 May 2019 #7
Are there any televangelists in Europe at all?
10iwonka10 - | 395
6 May 2019 #8
I don't think so but I think American ones visit Europe.

Is Tony Robins televangelist? or life coach. I think he visited UK.
OP Lri 4 | 39
6 May 2019 #9
They have built some very large new churches with the proceeds

LOL all three I mentioned above are multimillionaires...they've famously paid for their mansions, luxury vehicles, personal aircrafts, etc using infomercial viewers' money, I don't think they even had churches built for them
cms neuf - | 1,906
6 May 2019 #10
Oh Rydzyk is a millionaire alright. I wouldn't be surprised if he is a billionaire once all his tentacles are unwound. A lot of soft power too - difficult to ignore him if you want to get on in Polish politics.
OP Lri 4 | 39
6 May 2019 #11
Is Tony Robins televangelist? or life coach

Tony Robbins is a "life coach". A televangelist preaches religion (specifically, Christianity) on TV, and the most well-known and televised American ones also ask viewers for monetary donations "in the name of God/Jesus" or similar lines


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