Long-haired preachers come out every night,
Try to tell you what's wrong and what's right;
But when asked how 'bout something to eat
They will answer with voices so sweet:
You will eat, bye and bye,
In that glorious land above the sky;
Work and pray, live on hay,
You'll get pie in the sky when you die.
The above has a good lesson to it, but I'm posting because over the decades the phrase "Do you want pie in the sky when you die?" has often run through my head.
When I was a small child, I sometimes visited a family that would have Reverend Ike roaring away on the radio. His cadence was so catchy.
Some of his favorite refrains were:
–Do you want pie in the sky when you die? Or do you want your pie now with ice cream on top?
–You can't lose with the stuff I use!
My mom got rather annoyed with me always running around bellowing, "you can't lose with the stuff I use."
I'm not sure, because it was all so long ago, but I suspect that Ike was one of the "prosperity doctrine" preachers, which is what the verses above warn about. I find liberation theology to be more appealing.
Regardless, to this day I can still let out a heck of a "you can't lose with the stuff I use!"