Friday, June 15, 2018

New Poll On Blog

There is a new poll in the right-hand column under the revolving map.  Take a vote on the most BORING book that you read that Herbert Armstrong wrote.  It lists just the hardback copies published.





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why did you leave out HWA's hardcover autobiography? Is it because Autobiography, Volume 2 would have been a landslide winner (loser?) in your poll?

Connie Schmidt said...

Well, at least the Missing Dimension in Sex had an illustrated penis and vagina picture in it to break up the madness!

NO2HWA said...

I was going to include the autobiography but since it is a work of almost complete fiction, it did have an entertaining quality to it. HWA's family members question much of what he wrote as being factual.

Anonymous said...

NO2HWA,

Volume 1 is indeed a fascinating work of fiction. Volume 2, however, is just dull and stupid and ridiculous.

nck said...

Please no2hwa. Only the philanderer and renegade son gta who was kicked out if wcg for reason, one time remarked that the autobiography contained fiction.

Are you a believer in gta?

In the sane manner some defectors here "exactly seem to know how cog people are meant to adhere to the strictest of legalism"?

It seems the hardcore cog fundamentalist believers linger in the minds of the defectors.

Nck

David Rickman said...

How about the "Seven Laws Of Success"? I remember trying to read that book and finding it dull, tedious & boring.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you here remember a book by Garner Ted Armstrong intitled THE REAL JESUS ? That book was a real snooze fest.

Near_Earth_Object said...

NO2HWA Re: HWA's Autobiography

I have never heard the veracity or HWA's auto biography challenged. I always thought the autobiography was pretty much true, hence, not often commented about.

Can you elaborate? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

"Do any of you here remember a book by Garner Ted Armstrong intitled THE REAL JESUS ? That book was a real snooze fest."

Yup. It was a prominent book in my parent's special "HWA Bookcase", right there with "Against the Gates of Hell", all of the Envoys, all the standard books and of course, a copy of every booklet ever written from the black and white egret fountain on the side oldies to all of the multi-colored ones with the title in a curved, rounded box (all the just what do you mean ones). And of course, the forbidden Missing Dimension one. All of the PT's, GN's and Youth magazines were in that area too - unless there were too many, I don't exactly recall. (I do remember that there was just too many media - notebooks, FOT bulletins, planners, co-worker letters - you name it, they had it.

As far as that book goes, I remember some of the content in there actually - those books provided reading material for boring days in the house. If I recall correctly, it pretty much completely trashed the Protestant and Catholic image of Jesus for the WCG version of Jesus - the manly rod of iron carpenter macho macho man version GTA loved. Kind of a Captain Kirk and Incredible Hulk with an Army General personality or something like that who smashed temples and built things. ;)

On a side note - some of those envoys had the golden seal of the church embossed on the front cover. Many, many times as a child, I wanted to cut out that golden seal in the Envoy, and put it on my hamper-lectern as I played church to make the hamper-lectern "official". Can you even imagine the punishment I would have received for that one?????!!!!!!!!!!

Hoss said...

THE REAL JESUS ... was a real snooze fest.

So was his book Peter's Story. I remember when ICG had to get rid of boxes of the book because they needed the space...

the Ocelot said...

The Missing Dimension in Sex the woost? No way! It had those hot pics of the male genitalia!!

Anonymous said...

Hot pics? LOL

Only one I know in there was the one Connie referred to... that side view cut-away pen and ink thing that showed where certain "things" are that you HAD to know to do things the way you were supposed to do things ;) . But I will reason that if that's all you had, maybe that could be defined as hot? LOL

Now if it REALLY had hot pics, I don't know if there would be an uproar about it - or if the church's income would have been 50% not 30% LOL