Saturday, October 29, 2011

Shocking Similarities Between Jehovah's Witnesses and Armstrongism

Here is a video that Van Robison recommends to readers here.  It is about the Jehovah's Witnesses and how aberrant their beliefs are.  Watching it though you will see direct parallels with Armstrongism.  We held many of these same beliefs.  Particularly because the JW's was one of three cults that Armstrong copied doctrines from (JW's, Mormons, and Adventists)

The film is made in the mid 1980's.


Black Ops Mikey said...

Ah yes, take Tinker Toys, Erector Set components and Legos, toss 50 mixed barrels of them up into the air and then pick and choose out of the random pieces a structure which looks like it really is something (when all it is, is a mess) and sell it.


It looks a lot like the Radio Church of God, Ambassador College and the Worldwide Church of God.


Imagine that?

Who would have thought?

James said...

Sounds like the pcg. Flurry runs his cult much the same. Shun ex-members, condemn the world, considers himself a prophet, and is the cause of misery and suffering. He learned well from the corporate model/example that HWA used.

Armstrong-ism in any form can be defined as "any of a set of refrains that transform fear and its inculcation into the preeminent force ruling human existence."

Armstrong-ism is slavery, wrapped in abuse.
Heritage, traditions, and culture sugar coated with what seems to be a genuine Christian religion in which people have a sense of permanence and stability, not the chaos and uncertainty that is the true reality.

The armstrong religion is full of more holes than a cheap hooker with a piercing fetish and a heroin habit. You just have to open your eyes to see the truth.

They are the worst that humanity has to offer.

Louis said...

OMG!!! I hear there are also similarities of this blog with the blog of evil doom of the servants of mordor! Oh! Say it isn't so!!!
You have ruined my entire day with this hideous revelation.

Black Ops Mikey said...

It isn't so.

Byker Bob said...

HWA always did deny or push his sources to the background. He postured himself as a type of Moses when it seemed appropriate, and on other occasions, he seemed to emulate Ezekiel. But, he always attempted to preserve the deception that the things he plagiarized from other groups had been personally revealed to him by God.

That sort of thing can work when manipulating those who are not well educated, or theologically grounded.