Gerald Flurry was lecturing to his 73 students at the most important college ever built in the world recently. It was the opening session for his new class year of Herbert W Armstrong "college". For some reason Flurry now seems to think he is an authority William Shakespeare. If it wasn't for Shakespeare the world would not know about Imperialism and British Israelism..........say what?
Gerald Flurry cannot talk aboutDuring Mr. Flurry’s orientation lecture on Monday, he encouraged students to continue watching world events, and to think deeply about them. He focused on William Shakespeare as an example of one of history’s deepest thinkers.
Shakespeare was a perfectionist, Mr. Flurry said, and he lived in the era when the British Empire was beginning to rise. Mr. Flurry said he believed God influenced Shakespeare to enhance the education and vocabulary of the British people, emphasizing that students can learn a lot from this poet who was heavily influenced by the Bible.“We are not confined to Oklahoma,” Mr. Flurry said. “God has commissioned us to go to the whole world. ‘Our island is too small.’ This is about the whole world, the whole universe, and the whole Family of God.”
The Chancellor On the BardAfter his orientation lecture on poet William Shakespeare, Herbert W. Armstrong College chancellor Gerald Flurry shared more of his thoughts:
On how he hoped the students would be impacted by the lecture:
“What I was hoping for the students to take from it is: You’ve got the greatest scholar who ever lived, and he really was an empire-builder. I think God influenced his development so it would give the British people every opportunity to deliver the message about David’s throne. It’s not just about education. It’s about building an empire. If you want to be in that business, you need a great education in vocabulary and communication.”
On Shakespeare’s impact:
“Everyone knows Shakespeare. We can tie it in to when Britain was a superpower. If you were talking about the Bible and empire, it wouldn’t mean nearly as much to the British people. They can relate to Shakespeare.”
On America and Britain:
“The two chief nations in the World Tomorrow will be Britain and America. What’s coming isn’t bad news when you think about that.”
“The students need to think, We’re here to be imperialist. How do we do that? We need to get educated. That’s critical.”
On the importance of education:
“I was hoping this would make them realize how important this education is. If they want to fulfill their goals and ambitions, they have to be serious about education.”
Once again American exceptionalism is trumpeted as the cure all for the worlds problems. It is only through the US and Britian that godly knowledge flows forth (from Edmond Oklahoma and a future UK campus) All rulers in the world tomorrow will be PCG members from these two countries.