My new career goal is to become a senior pastor at a megachurch. Essentially a megachurch pastor is the closest you can get to being a medieval bishop. You get a six day weekend by milking your congregants for all they are worth on Sundays. It’s almost like feudalism with the congregants as voluntary serfs. With the added bonus of being able to get married too. How ideal is that?
The similarities to bishopdom don’t end there. Beyond financial gains you also get authority gains. The church becomes your fiefdom, with you its true ruler. With enough lip service to God you can say and do whatever you want. With even more lip service you can claim that your orders are in fact the voice of God. Even more advantaegeous is that your role becomes hereditary. You can pass on your title to your children. Who are most likely already employed in your church. This is something even bishops couldn’t claim.
Yup, I think that once I achieve senior-pastorhood at one of these megachurches I will be set. I can become a best selling author, be revered by thousands, and enjoy one of the shortest work weeks in the western world. The perfect life.