I’m aware that it is thought to be in bad taste to speak ill of the dead, but there are some people for whom I am willing to make an exception. One of them died over the weekend: Paul Crouch, the founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and perhaps the widest disseminator of heresy in the history of Christianity. According to the Los Angeles Times: In the mid-1970s a vision came to Paul Crouch, but it wasn’t what a man of the cloth might have expected. A map of North America had appeared on his ceiling, glowing with pencil-thin beams of light that shot in every direction. “Lord,” asked Crouch, a Pentecostal minister, “what does this mean?” God, according to Crouch, had just one word for him: “Satellite.”If it had been “plastics,” the world would have been better off.