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Can’t get much clearer than this:


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August 27, 2008 at 1:41 am

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Radio Free PKG is On The Air

Get yourselves some of that old time religion.

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August 24, 2008 at 4:45 am

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Litany for Those Who Have the Eyes to See

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“The Lord said to me,

“When you come to know what ‘head’ means, and that prophecy issues from the head, (then) understand the meaning of ‘Its head was removed.’

At first I spoke to you in parables, and you did not understand; now I speak to you openly, and you (still) do not perceive.”

The Apocryphon of James, Codex I, Nag Hammadi Library.

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August 21, 2008 at 9:19 pm

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Short-Term Memory Loss? I’ve Got a Cure For That

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August 18, 2008 at 1:36 am

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Back to the Future Part Four

“Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.” – Plaque inside the Jonestown People’s Temple.

Unfortunately for me, my family’s join date (of Worldwide) was in 1976. I guess the thought-reform had taken hold enough that, three years later when the receivership scandal hit, they paid it no nevermind, and the next seventeen years of my life went completely down the drain, and I’ve been playing a desperate game of catch-up to the real world ever since.

For those under the age of 40, or those who never really got a clear picture of what was going on during Armstrong’s “get the church back on TRACK” years, Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid has an article with links to the relevant information pertaining to the 1979 receivership scandal (the Ambassador Reports of relevance are issues #7 – 14), and Stanley Rader’s public meltdown on 60 minutes. Here’s the relevant quote from the page on Rader’s interview with Mike Wallace:

“The “60 Minutes” program about Rader and the Worldwide Church of God aired on April 15, 1979 – Easter Sunday. Rader had originally hoped to use the program to resurrect his and the church’s badly tarnished image, but it turned out to be his crucifixion. As the segment of the program about Rader drew to a close, Wallace remarked that Rader is “currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of Internal Revenue for alleged tax evasion.””

See any parallels?

The differences in this situation are clear: First of all, in Rader’s case, Armstrong was at arms-length, and he had an appropriate scapegoat in Stanley (as pointed out by Wallace). In Weinland’s case, he and his wife are the only ones in the catbird seat, and there’s no one handy for him to foist the blame of any financial wrongdoing onto. Unless he’s planning to scapegoat his own daughter, who is allegedly in charge of the accounting and bookkeeping for the church, which would not surprise me in the slightest. There is also one other possible candidate Weinland could use as a scapegoat, although that person’s involvement with actually cooking the books for the church has neither been confirmed nor denied.

The other major difference, as has been pointed out on other blogs, is that the CID investigation of the WCG at that time only took place in the state of California. This time it’s the Feds who are after Weinland, which is what may have very well precipitated the Two False Witlesses’ plans to be out of the country for the Feast this year. (This the same Feast that online members were claiming was not going to happen, as of February – March, 2008.)

In 1979, Armstrong just ran and hid in Arizona, while the California courts investigated him. ILFPRW has posted plans to flee the country. If the Feds were at all smart, they would recognize this flight risk, and pull both the Weinlands’ and their daughter’s passports.

The son, Jeremy Weinland, is already out of the country, allegedly in Wrist, Germany. Yes, the same Germany that was supposed to have amassed a military supercomplex of 200 million by March 18, 2008. Read Prophesied End-Time if you don’t believe me. And one wonders why Jeremy would have picked Germany, of all places, to move to. If he believes his father’s false prophecies, that is.

In the midst of all this are what few members “hold fast” to the new-and-improved 2nd timeline. Hopefully the ranks of the truly brainwashed that remain in will thin out, as time progresses, and the cognitive dissonance gets so high, they have no choice but to face reality.

“Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it.” – Plaque inside the Jonestown People’s Temple.

A commenter informs me:

“You have a misstatement in your latest post, referring to “the CID investigation of the WCG”.  AFAIK, the CID never investigated WCG.  Only the Attorney General of the state of California investigated them.  The IRS CID investigation of Rader would not have involved the church.”

I was just quoting the AR article linked. Thanks for the clarification.

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August 14, 2008 at 3:58 pm

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“There Won’t Be a Feast of Tabernacles This Year……”

From: the Church of God – PKG
To: Information group
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Subject: [Information_cogpkg] Excused Absence form letters for the Fall Holy Days

Excused Absence form letters for the Fall Holy Days (Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day) are now available. Sabbath Observance form letters explaining why one cannot work on the Sabbath (can be used to give to employers) are also available if needed.

Please contact the nearest elder if you are in need of either.

the Church of God – PKG

I’m sorry, what was that about there not being a Feast of Tabernacles this year? Oh, that’s right, that was  Timeline # 1. We are supposed to just blindly accept Timeline #2 — until that one fails, of course, as it will.

Astute long-term observers of the WW blog will note that I “predicted” PKG would be keeping the Feast as early as March 31, 2008, shortly after the opening of the seventh seal (March 18, 2008) was spiritualized away.

Hearsay suggests that anywhere from 1/4 to 100% of the members’ 2nd tithe has to be sent in for “the work”, despite the fact that the cancelled-but-not-really-Feast is back on again. Clear proof that Weinland really isn’t drinking his own Kool-Aid, he’s just handing it out — and collecting the money, hand over fist.

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August 13, 2008 at 5:53 pm

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Thielology for Dummies

From the desk of (I’madoubledoctorbutIjustcan’tgetordainedbymyownchurchnomatterhowloudlyIpreachforthemdammit) Living Church of God’s foremost Internet apologist Bob Thiel:

“Ronald Weinland stated that the reason that there are many COG groups today is that they all want to make God in their image so they can pick and choose.

Is it so Bobby? Of course, neither Thiel nor Weinland understand that this is exactly what they are doing themselves; Thiel at least has the good commonsense (????) to foist his created god-image over onto Spanky Meredith’s group, by way of Herbert W. Armstrong; Weinland unfortunately takes this a step further, and deifies himself and the missus. Weinland doesn’t actually believe the crap he’s spewing. It’s all a tithes-grabbing tactic, as far as ILFPRW is concerned. Thiel, on the other hand, really is sincere:

“…..I have denounced at least 6 individuals who claim to be prophets and 2 who claim to be apostles that also claim to be part of the Church of God (thus I am not just reporting about him and his group), though not the Living Church of God.”

Convenient, that last bit, hmmm? Whatever. Let’s shed a little light on the situation courtesy the Gospel of Philip, shall we?

“[…] men create God. That is the way it is in the world – men make gods and worship their creation. It would be fitting for the gods to worship men!” – The Gospel of Philip, Codex II, Nag Hammadi Library

The above passage can be applied quite neatly to the Demiurge that all Armstrongists (Church of God members and ministers) worship.

Of course, if Thiel and/or Weinland are actually quoting from the Gnostic Gospels themselves here (now that really would be a shocker), that’s a whole ‘nother kettle of fish again: Simon Magus much boys?! 😯

Methinks the sheeple wouldn’t be too pleased with that turn of events……..

Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid with more from ILFPRW’s Aug. 9 sermon.

And don’t forget to check out the leaked documents WeinlandTranscripted has managed to dig up, with regards to the criminal investigation of ILFPRW by the IRS.

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August 11, 2008 at 11:41 pm

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