Monday, October 21, 2019

Has David Pack - or One of his Minions - Written the Article on Wikipedia?

It is quite interesting to read the article about the Restored Church of God, led by David Pack on Wikipedia. In fact, if you haven't looked at it, you should do so too. You can read it right here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restored_Church_of_God.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

33 Years Ago That Herbert W Armstrong Passed Away

Picture source: Wikipedia
Three years ago I wrote the article 3 Decades Ago That Herbert Armstrong Died. In May I wrote the article What Can We Say That Hasn't Already Been Said About Armstrongism? which sums up the obvious: we can't really say that much new about the doctrines within armstrongism. They are mostly set in concrete like a canon in the spinoffs that all strive to be as 'faithful' as possible to what they consider to be an end-time Elijah.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Journal Ends Publication After 21 Years

The Journal brought news about the various COGs globally. Many found inspiration in that newspaper, and I am also quite sure that both the obituaries and news about births at the back of the magazine gave people a unique chance to follow activities among former friends that were scattered as a result of the breakup of the many organizations.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Philadelphia Trumpet Is Getting Stranger Every Day

The PCG Philadelphia Trumpet is getting stranger for every issue published. It was rather interesting to see the article published over on Living Armstrongism entitled Overview of the August 2018 Issue of PCG's Philadelphia Trumpet. I made the comment you can see at the beginning of this article.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

What Can We Say That Hasn't Already Been Said About Armstrongism?

At this time of the year, it's a good idea to do a status check on every blog. On the morning of December 3rd 2016, I was considering what I could possibly say - or write - that hasn't already been said - or written - on the subject of Armstrongism. This article is updated on May 22nd 2018 to keep the blog alive, just so you weren't wondering whether it was dead… :-)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Passing of Roderick C Meredith on May 18th 2017

Today, I read on two blogs that Roderick C Meredith passed away late thursday, May 28th 2017 after suffering from terminal cancer.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

About PCG: Is God Republican?

We could discuss for hours what some define as 'God'. Many mix politics and religion, and imagine that an all-powerful creator would somehow have their specific political opinion. Failing to realize that politics is a joke - regardless of which side you join...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Mixing Politics and Religion - A Dangerous Cocktail

It is rather ironic to watch a magazine such as The Philadelphia Trumpet published by Gerald Flurry, because in that magazine you can see some of the most Republican statements. You could quickly get the impression that God was somehow right-wing when you read articles from the so-called Philadelphia Church of God. "Prove all things" (1. Thess 5:21) is only encouraged until the time you become a member of any of the offshoots of Armstrongism. Once in, you can be sure their ministers (read: minions) will come up with loads of right-wing propaganda.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

What is Truth? The Answer to the Age-Old Question

Historical and Philosophical Perspective
In the Christian scriptures, the roman ruler Pilate is quoted as asking the age-old question "What is truth?" in John 18:38. Through the years, many have claimed they have "the only truth". I want to caution you to beware of people who claim there is only one truth - and especially to be aware of the human tendency to believe you are always right.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Confusion Among Date-Setters

We are all more than familiar with date-setting in Armstrongite circles. We all experienced wild fantasies about timelines that could confuse anyone when you added and subtracted various numbers based on lots of fun with prophecy - something Ronald D Kelly was scolded for pointing our when he gave his famous sermon with that exact title: Fun With Prophecy.