The cure for all venereal disease, brought to you by…Jim Bakker, who else? One might enquire just what good christians might need with such a cure, but I doubt any sort of answer would ensue. By the way, silver is not a cure for fucking anything, particularly not venereal disease. It’s of no more use than mercury used to be, so don’t even think about it.
“It’s a miracle in a tube”: Jim Bakker is now selling a “silver gel” that he claims “gets rid of all venereal diseases.” pic.twitter.com/juUgu2Zn82
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 22, 2018
From Jim’s scamsite:
Silver Solution Gel
Silver Solution Gel (24ppm) works faster, longer and more efficiently than other silvers to promote natural healing.
- Faster – By using catalytic instead of chemical action, Silver helps speed up natural processes that have positive effects on the body.
- Longer – Unlike other silvers that quit working after completing one function, Silver performs over and over for hours.
- More Efficiently – By resonating at just the right frequency, Silver disrupts foreign elements without disturbing the body’s natural environment.
Silver Solution Gel provides soothing action for the skin and can be applied as needed. This four-ounce tube is perfect for toting in your purse or stowing in your desk drawer, glove box or medicine cabinet.
NO. No, no, no, to all that shit. Not so, not true, bullshit all the way. I do note that good ol’ Jim doesn’t personally believe in all these amazing benefits from silver, as he hasn’t turned even a light shade of gray-blue, [argyria] which is what taking colloidal silver will do to you eventually, and it’s permanent. It’s not any nice shade of blue, either. It’s barely blue, more a decayed corpse colour.
Faster Silver? Maybe Bakker prescribed himself some quicksilver … .
I know i should not bother, but…
So. Much . Wrong! How is catalytic different from chemical? How is … ARG! *runs screaming through chem department*
Buzzwords, Avalus, buzzwords!
As a chemist, I vinced when reading “using catalytic instead of chemical action” but “resonating at just the right frequency” nearly caused me facepalm induced concussion.
Only “quantum” is missing for the whole set of sciencey sounding buzzwords.
Ice Swimmer says
Venereal diseases and venal preachers.
I assume that one would get shot or beaten up if one were kick down (in a New Testament manner) Bakker’s tables in one of his events.
Marcus Ranum says
Maybe Bakker has been following the old tradition of experimenting on himself?
Oh good, let’s get a bunch of people slathering themselves in/ingesting silver for no bloody reason, and help increase bacterial resistance!
I hope a bunch of a burn victims get together and kick Bakker’s ass.
Huh. I’m sure you will not be shocked if I tell you colloidal silver has been suggested to us as a “cure for cancer”. Inhaled silver. Just no.
Oh right, the inhaling part must be the magic which makes the cancer run away. :eyeroll: I swear, people will do the daftest damned things.
johnson catman says
If Bakkker is actually claiming that it “gets rid of all venereal diseases”, wouldn’t that be an actionable offense that would allow the FDA to stomp the shit out of him? That is, if the FDA wasn’t under the thumb of the worst administration in history.
Raucous Indignation says