I became pregnant with our first child in January of
19--, my due date was - you guessed it "THE FEAST." My parents were already
feeling alienated by our "crazy church beliefs" and were thoroughly
disgusted upon hearing that my husband would attend the feast even though
there was a chance he would miss the delivery of our baby. ALL MALES MUST
ATTEND THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES SAYETH THE LORD.
I'll never...til my dying day...forget some of the horrid things said and done to me by "ministers" of that
One thing I'll share...at a fot one year, in Wisc...it
was sooo bitterly cold...and I was an EMT (worked on an
ambulance) and I volunteered for First Aid. There was a
woman...just skin and bones, really...eaten up with
cancer of every organ...I don't know HOW she managed to
still be alive...anyway, her daughters brought her to
the feast...and the "ministers" told her to GO
HOME!>>>>> but she refused! She was dying and yet her
only desire was to be with the "brethren!" She wanted to
die at the feast!!!
Did you ever notice the similarity between the Linus security blanket and Herbie's
agenda the splinter groups still espouse to keep the "brethren"
enrapt and bankrupt? Especially during the holy days and the money-bleeding,
feeding -frenzy feast days. During which time oft repeated warmed over
sermons were given. Warning of God's soon coming wrath and the vengeance
that was to be reeked upon Satan's world.
My employer gave me a couple of days off for vacation as a "reward"
for completing a very large and stressful rush job on time, when a long time
friend, who still attends the Worldwide Church of God, started talking to me about the Feast of
Tabernacles. I had almost forgotten the whole holy day thing. Then I started
to get curious...
I woke up feeling a little bad
after last night's party. The room looked worse than I felt, but I got
up and went to breakfast anyway. The condition of my stomach wouldn't
allow for a heavy meal so I just had toast and milk for a paltry $2.95.
As I approached the room I noticed the maid giving me the evil
eye--guess we left a little mess......It Was the Best Feast Ever
As I read through The Rise and Fall of the Third
Reich, I came across a passage that was eerily
familiar. The thought that popped into my mind was,
"This is just like the church!" Shirer wrote,
on page 265:
"Tied down by so many controls at wages little
above the subsistence level, the German workers, like
the Roman proletariat, were provided with circuses by
their rulers to divert attention from their miserable
state. 'We had to divert the attention of the masses
from material to moral values,' Dr. Ley once explained.
'It is more important to......Der Fuhrer, Herbert W.
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Now here goes the feature codes:
H - it's a pretty hot climate and the room
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A - it's an "Adult" motel the rest of the
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K - they have free kittens;
C - camp ground. Beware, since the word camp
may be used to imply that it is a place for gay people to congregate......Another Fabulous Festival Site
Within the first two days at the
beginning of the Feast, the liquor stores were always
packed with Worldwide Church of God members. All that
week the liquor sales were up, and the state run stores
told us that they used to "stock up" for the
members during that time.
his gravel voice, Raymond Cole barked at the membership
one evening in services, with one of his predictably
long, straitlaced, legalistic, and boring sermons. He
yelled that each year, the liquor stores are packed with
the Worldwide Church of God folks, and we're all getting
a reputation locally of being "drunks." He
needn't have bothered with his comments, as it appeared
no one listened. The
reason was simple......Alcoholism And The Worldwide Church of God
HORROR in the PCG!
My husband was appointed area coordinator so we
could have a truly local congregation. One of the long time members had a
peculiar habit of explicit sexual conversation always involving children,
usually the sexual torture and mutilation of children......How Bad Was It, Really?
This mother told me she found the facilities totally
unsuitable for her child's needs. The only place she and
others could go to try to put their babies to sleep was
on the sidewalk outside the hall, or in the adjacent
shopping mall. The Worldwide Church of God members on the feast security crew ordered the mothers (some with crying kids) back
inside the hall, because "it looks bad". The
Worldwide Church of God's image was paramount. Can't give the church a bad
reputation from having mothers and babies hanging out on
the street......Worldwide Church of God and MOTHERS ROOMS
"This," said he, with his arm
extended toward the congregation, "is my family." I wished him
well, and went on my way, now happy that I wouldn't have to spend the
afternoon listening to a bunch of politically correct platitudes. Ah, yes. The family. How many times have church of God members heard that one. The church was one big happy family.
Thanks to our shared faith, we now had more in common with our "spiritual"
family than we did with our "physical" families. Or so we were told.
But, as it turned out, the behavior of the spiritual family was
dysfunctional, reflecting the dysfunction of our "father in the faith,"
Herbert W. Armstrong......The Family
world-shaking wisdom, based on his tremendous compassion and milk of human
kindness, was why don't you just let your child die, save all that money,
and you will see him again in the resurrection? I came away from this Feast actually hoping that somebody would
go shoot that bastard Hoeh and all others like him......Childrearing