Ways Christianity is just like Amway
Amway has a product that works, but is pricey
Christians have a product that by and large, when pressed to the fence, each christian will say "Say what you will, heathen, it just works for me". Christianity is pricey in that it requires countless donated hours and also tithes.
Amway depends on recruiting friends who recruit friends
Christianity depends on recruiting friends who recruit friends… note the Jesus Saves and Have you prayed to Jesus today bumper stickers, the mandate to go ye therefore unto all nations baptizing unto the father. Also note the indoctrinating of newborns in Christian households not to Islam, but to Christianity.
Amway funnels money from their product to the top performers who go on tour speaking about how great Amway is, thus recruiting more to the program.
Christianity sects all funnel money from their product (tithing, book sales) to their top performers who go on tour speaking about how great Christianity is, thus recruiting more to the program. This money is also spent on large building or gathering places where top performers can preach and perpetuate Christianity.
If you doubt Amway while you sell it, and you tell your upline, immediate aid and support is there for you to get you back on track
If you doubt Jesus, and tell your family, spouse or pastor, they will be there immediately to help get you back on track
Outsiders are called dreamstealers who just want to steal your dream of becoming faulously wealthy
Non Christians are called "goats" in some circles and/or apostates or heathens or gentiles who just want to trip you up and be like them
Amway distributors are required to read daily from the group's reading list so as to fortify their commitment and get themselves out the door to go contacting at the mall or home improvement center.
Christians are required to read daily from the scriptures if they want to fortify themselves and not endanger themselves with temptation
if you leave Amway, you are branded a loser by many stalwart Amway leaders. Most will not want to associate with you any more because you no longer share their dream. (of becoming fabulously wealthy)
if you leave Christianity, you run a huge risk of being stigmatized and branded, some religions will shun you, others will spread rumors about you like you are an alcoholic so you are living in rebellion to god and had to leave.
Amway recruits are told they can become millionaires with just a little effort each day. Less than 1% of all distributors become millionaires… but trust them, if you do the work, you will see the reward.
New Christians who are recruited into the fold are told that one day they will have their very own mansion in heaven after they die if they work hard at being a good christian in this life. Not one person has ever seen a mansion in heaven. But trust them, of you do the work, you will see the reward.
If your loved ones do not share your Amway dream, ditch them… they will thank you later when you are fabulously wealthy and take them on trips to the Bahamas all the time. (this still makes me laugh today)
If your spouse decides he no longer believes in your Christian dream of obtaining a mansion in heaven, divorce him, he will thank you later when your display of tough love brings him back in line to your way of thinking. (true for JW's). If your friends tell you that Christianity is not true, ditch them and find new friends who are at a minimum impartial to Christianity or better yet, find happy shiny christian friends to hang out with. But.. you still have to go talk to the non believers because jesus says so… keep bible tracts on hand or pass along card on your person to pass out to people.
Amway meetings are full of emotional people who cry and thank the Amway Opportunity for what it has done for them
Christians meet together and often cry because they are so overwhelmed by what Christ has done for them
Amway has many different groups and subgroups who approach the Amway dream differently, many of which are vehemently opposed one towards the other.
Christianity has many different sects and sub sects who approach Christianity differently many of which are vehemently opposed one towards the other.
Even though Amway has been shown to be financially detrimental to many households who pursue the Amway dream, the federal government will not stop it
I know of many who are pursuing the Christian dream who will give their last farthing to their church thus jeopardizing their financial picture based soley on a passage of scripture found in Malachi.
There is more but this is getting too long.