Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dumpster Therapy





17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up.

Douglas Becker said...

A real gem!

Obviously, here’s someone who has worked through his bad investment syndrome!

[Good news everyone! No matter if you leave or stay, you'll lose your investment! But if you leave now, you'll lose less!]

Anonymous said...

I'll bet this must have felt wonderful for the cameraman. Congratulations! There is something emotionally freeing about throwing away stuff, especially stuff like this.

I went through a similar exercise years ago. Some stuff got thrown out, HWA's autobiography was used for target practice (12-gauge, not much survive after the first shot), the Bible Hymnal also used for target practice (I downsized to a .22 so I could make the fun last a little longer), US&GB in Prophecy I shredded and used for lining the litter box for my daughter's guinea pig. Any other booklets that escaped the first cleansing I burn in the fireplace whenever I find them. Let me tell you, that NKJV bible makes for great kindling! Whatever chemicals Thomas Nelson puts in that paper are really combustible.

An early happy new year to all of you. Make it bring more joy & satisfaction than ever before.

Anonymous said...

This video inspires me to go to rummage sales and used book stores and buy anything that is of armstrongism and take it home and shred it in my shreder.

Anonymous said...

Why not subscribe to all the crap that Pack, Merideth, Flurry and the UCG put out and as soon as you recieve it in your mail box take it and shred it in your shedder.

Retired Prof said...

In our township we recycle paper. It gets shipped to a paper mill nearby where it is made into "absorbent paper," devoted to a use quite different from what publishers had in mind, but (at least in the case of Armstrongist texts) more beneficial. In the processing one loses the text, which mutes the symbolism but increases the comfort.

Sweetblood777 said...

Actually, one or two of those were well written. Theory for the Birds was well thought out. I would have kept that one. I once read about the Monarch butterfly that has a brain the size of a pin head, yet navigates each year thousands of miles away.

Amazing absolutely amazing. When one knows that it has taken geniuses to create the modern computer, and that GB of data can now be placed within very small thumb drives, the evidence of a master designer becomes even more logical.

While I may stand with you all against these religious quacks, I stand with the Being that is named Yahweh the very Master Designer of all living and inert things.

Praise be to Yahweh the Elohim of all created things.

Anonymous said...

The "Theory for the Birds" booklet was written by a religious quack, and it shows.

Steve Kisack said...

No, no, no. You don't want to throw it all away. You may need it as a reference some day, when someone says to you, "Mr Armstrong didn't say that", you can open up the book and prove that he did. Or, someone will say, "See, Mr. Armstrong's prophecies have come true", you can look at those false prophecies and prove to the person that Herbie was a LIAR. NEVER throw anything away that may help you a few years down the road.

Anonymous said...

One problem I see with this approach is the fact that it doesn't help empty a person's mind.

Douglas Becker said...

Warning! Warning! Warning!

Do not disclose the location of this dumpster.

You'll have Armstrongist dumpster divers!

Cameraman said...

@ Steve Kisack:

Steve, I've spent enough time trying to argue with these people. I'm done. I could give a flying fuck what they think HWA did or didn't say at this point. It's all online anyway if I was ever feeling masochistic enough to bother with it again. I don't expect I ever will.

@ Anonymous - December 24, 2012 10:35 AM

It was incredibly freeing. Sounds like you had even more fun with yours LOL.

@ Sweetblood777 - There was nothing of even remote value in Theory For The Birds. It found its rightful place upon the trash heap.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Redfox712 said...

Pure gold! Makes me think I should do the same to my books. Most of my cult literature was thrown away without my knowledge so I don't have any personal knowledge of how this feel. I am greatly tempted to do so.

But I'm scared if I throw it away someone will read it and get ensnared.

Anonymous said...

I did throw out each and every piece of HWA literature when I left the WCG. I bundled it and put it in the trash room where I was renting an apartment.

Horror ... an hour later that evening when I returned to discard more, someone had scooped those bundles of magazines and books. I felt terrible that carelessly leaving my trash would be responsible for yet another person on a downward spiral of financial devastation and a life where family, career, goals and ambitions would be systematically destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Do not throw armstrongism crap in dumpsters. Shred them or burn them lest someone reads it and becomes insnared in this religion of mind slavery.

Douglas Becker said...

Got a shredder specifically for the Worldwide News.

Get the special oil for the shredder and take care of it: It may be the most important technology in your home!

And when you select your shredder, remember the advice of Herbert Armstrong: "Get the best quality you can afford!".

Redfox712 said...

I've just watched with the audio on. It's brilliant.