Monday, November 7, 2011

Church Porn Publishing



Prophet Thiel is excited that the Catholic Church has been exposed as owning a book publishing company which had a side adventure in publishing porn.


COGwriter
The Vatican has a new scandal to deal with:
Germany’s biggest Catholic-owned publishing house has been rocked by disclosures that it has been selling thousands of pornographic novels…with the full assent of the country’s leading bishops.
The revelations made in the publishing-industry newsletter Buchreport concern Weltbild, a company with an annual NZ$3bn turnover and 6,400 employees. It is Germany’s largest bookseller after Amazon and wholly owned by the Catholic Church.
Buchreport revealed that Weltbild’s massive assortment of titles available to customers online includes some 2,500 “erotic” books…

How convenient for Prophet Thiel to forget to mention that his own mother Church, The Worldwide Church of God also  owned a publishing company (Everest House) that published books on sex, witchcraft, gay relationships, and Quest Magazine.  Quest was supposed to be HWA's gateway into governments around the world as a magazine devoted to the best in the human potential of humanity.  Stories with nudity, porn, witchcraft and all kinds of others things anathema to the WCG were included in the magazine.



Thiel goes on to write:

Harlots do things of a sexual nature for money and sadly this is what it looks like happened in Germany by officials of the Catholic Church (cf. Revelation 17:4-5).

I would be a little careful about calling the Catholic Church a harlot considering the track record of COG officials who were/are sleeping their way around the church, swapping wives, having gay orgies, taking drugs, were/are alcoholics and myriads of other things.  His own apostle was seen coming out of the Le Sexx Shoppe in old Pasadena at one time. So all the corruption of the Catholic church is no worse than the corruption in Armstrongism.

So if I were Prophet Thiel I would not be too quick to dump damnation on the Catholic Church because his own mother church (and current church) is no better.


4 comments:

Douglas Becker said...

Are you a man? Are you plagued with battling vicious visages of women being tortured by German captors so common in modern-day Armstrongist marketing and false prophecies? If so, lend me your undivided attention! If you are struggling with the secret seduction of viewing pornography of Great Tribulation graphic violence from LCG, UCG, RCG and others from their websites, magazines, booklets, and want help to conquer this societal scourge…

Adapted from Robert Thiel's blog.

The other definition of pornography. Yes, I might not be able to define it, but I know it when I see it (sitting on your coffee table).

Anonymous said...

Douglas,

Lol, you nailed it.

Lake of Fire Church of God said...

I was on my way out of The Worldwide Church of God when the whole AICF and Quest magazine Stan Radar influenced fiascos occured. I know both AICF and Quest magazine raised eye brows in my parents home. My mother was a staunch Armstrong traditionalist, and both AICF and Quest magazine were out of character for the Church and our understanding of "time is short" prophetic speculation and the WCG's stated mission.

In retrospect, something like Quest magazine would never have been published had Loma Armstrong lived on. It was a "worldly" publication with articles authored by "worldly" writers. I remember there was on article that had my mother very upset.

But your point is correct. People who live in glass houses such as Bob Thiel shouldn't throw stones.

Richard

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that Quest magazine used smut and garbage to try to appeal to educated, intellectual, world leaders.

Not enough of the upper crust were crusty enough to fall for it, and HWA had to ask his own church members to subscribe to it and to try to get others to subscribe to it to increase the circulation number and make it profitable