Thursday, June 12, 2014

ExCOG Member A Highly Recognized Fitness Coach

For many years in Armstrongism I remember hearing one minister after another stand on the stage of the Auditorium or in one of the gym's and state that people who left the church would never be successful since God had removed his blessing from them.

The first case of this was when the Scarborough family sold Ganny's Pantry in Pasadena.  Granny's was a nutritional/health food store located on Arroyo Blvd by Bran's Cleaners. The new owners started keeping it open on Saturdays. Since that was an abomination in some peoples  sight, they expected the store to close down because God was no longer blessing it. Forty some years alter it is still there providing healthy food alternatives even though a Whole Foods market is located a few hundred feet north of it.

The Journal has an obituary up about Harry Sneider and in it Lee Brandon is named.  She was the poster child for the Summer Education Program located in Orr Minnesota in the 1970's.

She was the first woman to be hired by the NFL to train the New York Jets and is a two time winner of the Long Drive Championship.

I love it when people like this make those that utter idiotic comments in Armstrongism eat their words!

Check out here web site here:  Long Drive Champ


Anonymous said...

What about the Scarborough Family? I didn't get the point for their mention.

NO2HWA said...

Fixed it. A sentence was missing.

Anonymous said...

Typos much?

NO2HWA said...

Fixed it! Google Blogger was not catching it in spell check.

Byker Bob said...

The greater truth which emerges from the church's minor pronouncements is that everything they ever said should be taken with a grain of salt.

The examples cited are just as effective indicators as was the failure of 1972-75. But, unfortunately, the willingly indoctrinated (brainwashed) continue not to "get" it.


Anonymous said...

But, unfortunately, the willingly indoctrinated (brainwashed) continue not to "get" it.

I'll disagree somewhat with your assessment, BB, and propose that brainwashing isn't always a "willing" indoctrination, nor because someone is "stupid"

I mention the latter not because you did, but because I've heard it expressed many times when reading discussions about people who have "fallen for" some particular set of beliefs.

Sure, there are sometimes factors such as physical coercion or a decision based on psychological pressure to accept beliefs in order to continue or regain bonds of valued relationship(s).
But, coercive persuasion(brainwashing) can be something that doesn't always involve a willing participant.