You Know What’s Next, Right?

Yes, Stephen speaks in Comic Sans. It runs in the family.

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23 thoughts on “You Know What’s Next, Right?

    • Oh, I’m sure he sold right around 7,000 copies, what with all the true believers slurping up this serving of warmed-over bullshit (along with every installment of the Philadelphia Singers–the honest PCG-er’s running joke). Except me, that is. I never bought it. I read it, though. For a propaganda piece it’s boring as hell.

  1. All he is missing is the can of beer on his podium. Or did daddy take it and is parked along side the road somewhere with a pile of beer cans on the ground outside his car window and a twenty dollar bill ready to bribe the arresting officer. Idiots all!

    • That was me, thanks. It’s actually pretty easy to get results like that, and I’m certainly an amateur (actually, less than an amateur–I don’t even have photoshop; I used a free program I found online that lets you edit images in your browser).

  2. I love how they were talking like Stevie’s book was going to sell great guns and then only PCG people bought it.

    Why isn’t there a swastika on liar-Stevie’s forehead?

    • That would be National Socialism. These guys are Christian Nationalists, which excludes socialism–except for corporate welfare. Which is tantamount to Fascism. Hey, who says an ideology has to be consistent?

  3. I was so dedicated that despite being near-broke, I bought two copies just to make the sales go up and raise the book’s ratings. Boy am I pissed at the way they screwed me around. Despite numerous times I went above and beyond the call of duty, the arrogant pricks treated me like shit. I bet even liar-Stevie didn’t buy two copies. Nothing will make you more disgusted with the human race than these bullshitters who talk about truth and morals till it comes out their ears and don’t have diddly shit for truth or morals themselves.

  4. Talk about the sins of the father being visited upon the son… Gerald gets sour grapes and his son’s teeth are set on edge. True story. Had to pay $1,200 at midnight.

    Good job, except, you know, no price was mentioned and that’s important because there’s $9 million to go. I can’t do the math in my head and I’m too lazy to bring up Excel. What’s $9 million divided by, what, 5,000 members. I sure hope they’ve saved up their second tithe ’cause those memorial icons are going to cost. Hmmm. Maybe third tithe could be used. Is Gerald Flurry fatherless yet?

    • @ Douglas – I don’t think they make a distinction between first and third tithes anymore, as far as how it gets spent. At a trip to Edmond a few years ago I was in a conversation where a member asked a HQ minister how the tithes are kept separate from an accounting standpoint and basically the answer was that they were lumped together. Explains why they never reported third tithe income or expenses. You would see that the third tithe income was rather high compared to minimal expenses (due to their de facto policy of not helping out the widows and fatherless).

      Also, I doubt they have 5000 members at this point. Two FOT’s ago, Flurry revised their teaching on the 10,000 that would supposedly be at the place of safety. This was his “new revelation” for that Feast. In the face of dwindling membershit, he decided that number included all children. It used to be interpreted as members only….he believed right before “the end” there would be an influx of former WCG members joining their ranks. Obviously that wasn’t happening…even with the start of the “Point of no Return”.

  5. Casey was at the bat, and he hit one sailing over the left field bleachers…
    So high, that it hit a fighter jet on circus duty!

    But seriously, I’d like to know what editing software you used. Was it Gimp? I’m looking for a free and less bloated alternative to Photoshop.

    Norm

      • Thanks Casey, I’ll check that out.

        For starters, the PCG emblem should say, “SCREW THE WORLD” on the bottom half, instead of “EDMOND, OKLAHOMA”.

        And that trumpet needs some threads added to it, to become a giant screw.

        And by the way, what do you get when you take two Rods of Iron and add threads?……………

        Norm

  6. That book was an utter scam. I bought one copy and never finished reading it. For one, tithe money + offerings etc went into the “research” and publication of it…then I have to dig into my pocket again and buy it? Also, I disagreed with the approach used for the “research” If it had been purely material from the courtroom or depositions, then I would be fine. But it had material from interviews with ex-WCG folks (whether in the PCG or not.) This is pure hypocricy. If a member was to go talking to other ex-WCG or ex-PCG folks to “research” PCG activities, then that’s heavily frowned upon. Or maybe some people are more “elect than others” and cannot be deceived and hence THEY can have interviews and do research?

  7. COG’s think that ministers can read dissident literature and talk to dissidents but members cannot. Where is that in the bible? Anyway, all the COGs seem to have changed something The Grand Apostle HWA taught so they are all dissidents now.

  8. Change that to “We All Have Been Dissidents From the Begining.” HWA was a dissident from the group that gave him the boot. Malachi’s Message was dissident literature as far as WCG was concerned. Armstrong Delusion is dissident literature as far as PCG is concerned. Church eras in Revelation is “dissident lit” since it encourages people to move from one group to another (at least that’s how CoG’s put it.)

    In all these things, we are constantly reminded that “the very elect cannot be decieved.” Now, if dissident lit can harm me, that means I am not part of the very elect. If I am not part of the very elect, then I cannot receive the “reward”. Knowing this, then why should I sit here and spin my wheels yet I will not receive the reward? As splintersurfer would say, onward! Let’s go forth and enjoy this life as it may be our only one!

  9. “In all these things, we are constantly reminded that “the very elect cannot be decieved.” Now, if dissident lit can harm me, that means I am not part of the very elect.”

    Bingo. I have never been deceived by dissident literature. I am still one of the very elect. And antichrist. Mumbo jumbo abracadabra allakazam! Nothing these people believe makes any more sense than that. This is the Adventist version of Calvinist predestination: “We don’t believe in once-saved-always-saved, nosirree; we believe in the “very elect”, who cannot be deceived! Go on, try and deceive me! I won’t budge, even if you use facts and (especially) logic, i.e., ‘human reasoning’!” The Calvinists, et. al, worked very hard to produce the (material) fruits presumed to be indicative of divine election. By the same token, there is an incentive among the Armstrongists to produce the fruits of election in terms of ideological obstinacy.

    Oh, that sounds like an article in the making. Mental note…

  10. The following is from the wikipedia article, “Grand Poobah”. It should remind us of someone.
    ——————
    Grand Poobah is a term derived from the name of the haughty character Pooh-Bah in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (1885). In this comic opera, Pooh-Bah holds numerous exalted offices, including “First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral… Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor” and Lord High Everything Else. The name has come to be used as a mocking title for someone self-important or high-ranking and who either exhibits an inflated self-regard or who has limited authority while taking impressive titles.

    The term “Grand Poobah” was used on the television show The Flintstones as the name of a high ranking elected position in a men’s club. Fred Flintstone and his friend Barney Rubble were members of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes Lodge No. 26. The lodge is a spoof of men’s clubs like the Freemasons, the Shriners, the Elks Club and the Moose Lodge. [Or Spokesman Club?]
    ——————-
    OK, who is the top candidate for leader of the Water Buffalo Church of God? Who has the most titles and has appointed himself Lord of Everything while leading a small and declining church? You have exactly one guess, no more.

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