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"they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and... presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." - Matthew 2:11

Uncertain times bring us back to fundamental, enduring values of family and faith.

In Switzerland, many give gold coins to their children and grandchildren - a reminder of the Wise Men's gift on that first Christmas. This gift teaches thrift, lifelong investing, and lasting values, while creating a golden nest egg for your children's future that inflation cannot destroy.

Swiss America honors this tradition by offering certain pre-1933 $20 gold coins at a remarkable price that makes them the best gold value of 2010.

This Christmas and New Year, start bringing your family back to the fundamental safety and reliability of biblical money.

Pat Boone and Swiss America Trading Corp, World Net Daily 82 Comments [1/5/2011 9:09:28 AM]
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GigaGuess

Teach thrift. Blow $20 on a coin the kid is likely to lose.

1/5/2011 9:17:58 AM

TGRwulf

Yeah, because a kids going to see some loose faith based message and not see "Oh shiney gold coin!".

1/5/2011 9:21:00 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Rofl, that is AWESOME! I swear I want to find a way to make a buck on the gullible!

1/5/2011 9:21:11 AM

Zeus Almighty

And remember, at the Franklin Mint each minting of our one-of-a-kind coins is strickly limited.*

* To the number of morons who actually place orders and have a sufficient balance left on their credit cards.

@ John the Atheist

I've been regretting that I didn't get into the preacher racket. The hours are good, the women are gullible and the believers will always be willing to pay you $500 to "heal" their deaf child instead of taking her to the doctor for a hearing aid.

1/5/2011 9:22:21 AM

Doubting Thomas

What better way to celebrate the birth of a man who was opposed to wealth by giving your kids gold coins?

1/5/2011 9:22:41 AM

shadkat

Ooh, shiny things!

1/5/2011 9:31:56 AM

Dr. Shrinker

And then they can give the gold coin away to the poor and have riches in heaven, like Jesus told them to.

Yeah, like that will ever happen.

1/5/2011 9:32:19 AM



Biblical money?

Yah.

1/5/2011 9:40:21 AM

John_in_Oz

-"No man can serve two masters, God and (wealth)"
-"Sell all that you have and give your money to the poor"
-"Where treasure is, there also will heart be, therefore seek to establish treasure in heaven, not on earth"
-"it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the gates of heaven".

The above Biblical quotes are not necessarily exact, but are pretty close. they don't quite seem to match the claims of Swiss American, however. In fact- they look to be doing the devils work since 1982.

1/5/2011 9:41:40 AM

werewolf

Why do the Swiss give only gold coins? Where's the frankincense and myrrh?


1/5/2011 9:43:06 AM

Anonymous Coward

Biblical money as in talents and denarii?

1/5/2011 9:43:33 AM



Wait a minute? Is the $20 gold coin based on the pre-1933 value? They’re not saying how much the coin will actually cost.

1/5/2011 9:45:37 AM

Colgate

Poor Old Pat is desperately trying to climb aboad the Glen Beck fraud express, shilling overpriced gold coins to the ignorant. Beck stokes their economic fears, while Pat goes for the Religious tack. Both are just hucksters.

1/5/2011 9:51:04 AM

Godbuster

This is a goddamn commercial! What the fuck does that have to do with thrift and Christian values? How fucking hypocritical do you have to be to ruin someone's faith?

1/5/2011 10:03:04 AM

The Lazy One

I admit it: I have a gold stash.

Most of it is jewelry given to me as gifts/left to me in my great-grandmother's will. It's beautiful and I like wearing it on special occasions, but I do keep it in case something drastic happens and I need to sell it to get money quickly.

However, these "buy gold now" things are nothing but a scam. You want to invest in gold, buy things that have more use than just a gold bar or gold coin, like jewelry. It's pretty and can go for a good price.

1/5/2011 10:03:12 AM

shykid

I'm pretty sure Jesus doesn't like you using his name to sell shit for your own profit.

1/5/2011 10:13:47 AM

Brendan Rizzo

This is not fundie. It's probably fraud, but it isn't fundie.

1/5/2011 10:18:50 AM

Canadiest

Wait now,, It's Pat (I'm rich because God wanted me to be rich) Boone. Fundie by association

Also peddling gold (At I'm guessing way more than it's worth) to the Becktards who have been trained to trust gold over everything except their messiah Glenn, a fundie hero.

1/5/2011 10:46:13 AM

Mister Spak

Remember that incident with the moneychangers in the temple? You might have some explaining to do when you stand before the throne of judgement.

1/5/2011 10:47:15 AM

Table Rock

Not seeing any fundie here. This is just another attempt to fleece the gullible by promoting cheap crap as something more than it actually is, which is basically the goal of marketing and advertising.

1/5/2011 10:51:51 AM

jsonitsac

If gold is so valuable why are you so happy to take my worthless greenbacks for it?

1/5/2011 10:55:57 AM

Shanya Almafeta

Small reminder: In the United States, it is still illegal to own gold currency, as the industrial and military applications of gold are still far too important for the government to waste on money. Like coins made of any other metal, gold coins are (and always were) the sole property of the US. Under the Gold Reserve Act, these must be surrendered to the Federal Reserve, to be reimbursed for face value in real currency. If these coins made it back to the US, the Secret Service would be well in their rights to visit you, to confiscate your gold coin and reimburse you with a nice $20 bill.

So by encouraging its readers to sieze government property and withold it from its owners, WND is encouraging people to break the law.

1/5/2011 11:04:01 AM

rw23

@werewolf:

> Why do the Swiss give only gold coins?

Probably because there's a tax break in it.

At least we now know what happens to all that Nazi gold.

1/5/2011 11:11:45 AM

Kinnell

Glad you brought that Matthew thing up... what exactly did happen with all that gold? Not to mention all those valuable spices and ointments. Mysterious oriental benefactors appear one night and just hand over priceless gifts representing more wealth than the 'holy' family could possibly have dreamed of - and precisely none of it is ever mentioned again. Such are the hallmarks of mythology.

1/5/2011 11:30:06 AM

Doctor Whom

@Mister Spak

Remember that incident with the moneychangers in the temple? You might have some explaining to do when you stand before the throne of judgement.

That was the first thing I thought when I read the quote, too. So we have con artists counting on Christians' ignorance of their own holy book -- how lovely.

1/5/2011 11:37:19 AM
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