Saturday, September 15, 2018

Are you "rubberwristed" and take dainty little walks and wear glasses? GHASTLY!

We like to mock Rod Meredith and his sick obsession with sex, but his spiritual daddy was just as sex-obsessed as he was. What is with the sick obsession COG leaders have with sex? So many of them were living immoral lives while they were lecturing members on sex.

Herb and crew wanted the perfect specimens of manhood filling up the college and church. Even people with glasses did not make the cut in the ideal white world of the chosen people.

COG magazine quotes courtesy of SHT

While the members suffered with 30+ % Tithe, HWA Brags Ministers Highest Paid In The World

HWA: The Bulletin

This is why Rod Meredith, Gerald Flurry, Gerald Weston, the entire UCG ministry and all the other splinter groups made sure their incomes were intact before they jumped ship to start new splinter groups. Faith and doctrine was never the main issue; the almighty dollar was the god they followed.

graphic: SHT

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Church of God Teaching On Racial Mutants: As Taught At Imperial Schools, Pasadena

Social Studies Department
Imperial Schools
Pasadena, California

Roy Schultz

(Comment by NO2HWA:   This is what the Church of God thought was appropriate to teach the youth at Imperial Schools. This is also what was believed as revealed "truth" to the church which supported some of its racial segregation tendencies.  Racial intermarriages were highly frowned upon since it diluted the pure bloodline of Israel.  White's are pictured as "moral" human beings while non-whites were the bedrock of immorality. Intermixing of races causes  people to go "completely BERSERK, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually!"  The sad thing that today in 2018, many COG members still believe this.)

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The New-World News: Date, September 7, 6004

There's no better compilation of what we believed then right here. 

  • Notice the Herbert Armstrong Advertising Capital Letters!
  • Housewives and Teenagers armed with Picks and Shovels Plant Forests!
  • Egypt is Still Egypt But the US Shall Now be Called Manasseh! 
  • A Millennial SUPERHIGHWAY!
  • The Bible Rewritten, Error Edited Out!
  • Jerusalem Gardens Undergo Beautification Project!
  • 7-Year Old Loses Bengal Tiger!
  • Dancing Rattlesnakes For Sale!
  • When parents evidence enough faith in Christ, there are healings!
  • You Don't Say, Is That So, Is That Right, Really, You Sure, No Kidding Words Eliminated!
  • The Month September STILL exists, though!
  • Spirit Ruler Halts Two Young People From Making Mistake!
  • The most Exciting Place to Be is on the Farm!
  • Joseph is the Supreme Director of World Economy, Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce!
  • Immortal Spirits convene in Jerusalem for World Rehabilitation Summit Conference
  • The Term "ATLAS" rejected for being pagan! 
  • Owner asks his angel to notify our angel on lost tiger!
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pat Robertson, The Church of God and Hurricanes

A reader here commented on another thread:
Yesterday Pat Robinson said that his prayers had diverted the hurricane away from Virginia Beach southward to the heathens in the Carolinas. (He may not have used the word "heathens" but his lack of concern for anyone but himself is no different than that of the COGs.) It is the nature of those who think they alone have religious truth to despise others.
Pat Robertson is just like the Churches of God who pray every year that "satan" be restrained from sending hurricanes and bad weather to Feast sites.

I remember sitting in the large green tent in Jekyll Island when the preacher got up and asked everyone present to pray that a hurricane that was headed towards the Island be turned around. The wind was roaring, the tent was flapping, rain was pouring in as light bulbs were popping.  Deacons and men were hanging on to tent poles as they bounced in the wind.  Not one minister ever apologized for bring out thousands of members to sit through the storm.  God was testing our faith.

Eventually the hurricane turned and devastated Cuba causing massive destruction and countless deaths.  Church members clapped with glee when told the hurricane had turned and hit Cuba. After all, this was an island filled with god-forsaken socialists; so any loss of life there was just a fact of life for being part of Satan's world.

The magical god of Armstrongism has always been on the side of the church and answered every prayer, turning hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes and other disasters around so that OTHER people suffered instead of COG members. That vengeful god always destroyed other peoples lives so that COG members knew they were special and set apart.

Pat Robertson's god does the same thing. It is always listening to every prayer Robertson utters, all at the expense of the rest of humanity.  Robertson's god loves destroying other lives.

We must never forget that that same god is going to take delight in destroying most of humanity when the end time hits. That is where Robertson and the COG meet. Both groups need a vengeful god at their beckon call.

The MARK of the Cult

For it was, in the days of the Great Worldwide Church, that those who were of the called and the chosen shall be deemed to be separate, and shall establish unto themselves therein thy chosen designation. 

For lo! They come forth, to and fro, from all directions, from the north, and the south, even from the east, and as far from the west, to the furthest reaches of the habitations. 

Look! For thy growth has established itself. And those who are not called, who have not been set apart, who have not understood the truth from the mouth of the anointed one, shall, without wisdom, without understanding, and without forbearance, shall attempt to join you, and your household, and your sons, and your daughters, in your times of joy and festivity. They shall attempt to enter among you, and shall see what you see, and shall hear what you hear, and be what you have become. This shall not be!

For what shall happen if this is allowed? They may hear the message, and the speech thereof, they may listen to the strange teachings – and they may breed confusion, and division, and ill advice – and shall frustrate the teachers of the anointed one. It shall spread as a cancer – deep, and long, and thorough. They may introduce doubt, and intelligent reasoning, and shred the faith of the sheep as a sharp sword. This cannot be permitted!

These must not be allowed into the presence of the called and the chosen! They must be guarded and secured from our presence! Therefore, those of the called and the chosen shall be MARKED with the Great Seal of the Great Worldwide Church. Every member shall affix this MARK to their method of transportation to and from the Chosen Place where the Name Has been Placed. Those who have not been MARKED shall not be admitted to the Chosen Place where the Name Has been Placed.

Yes, you shalt turn them away! They may be attracted by the throngs of people – dressed in their best, children of great behavior – yes, turn them away! They are of trespass, those who hear the words without understanding! For they shall hear the words of the anointed one and spread them to the north, and the south, and the east, and the west, and shall twist, shall distort, shall mock, and jest at the words of the anointed one! Yes, they shall not participate in the blessings of the called and the chosen! They are not the superior, the called, the chosen, the elect!

For those who do not have the MARK of the Great Worldwide Church are not called. They are cut off, separated, unconverted, and worldly! They are drunkards! They are foul mouthed. They are selfish, they are greedy, they are lovers of money. They may not be allowed within thy walls!

The purity of thy Church must be maintained! The sanctuary of the called and the chosen must be graced with unity and all doubt shall be purged! The storehouses, then, shall give of thy bounty unto the Great Worldwide Church – thirty fold! There shall be none whose mind shall waiver from thy calling!

MARK those, who are of the Great Worldwide Church, with thou colors of Green, and of Orange, and of Red, and park those marked into the presence of the anointed one, to partake of the words from the mouths of the anointed, so there may be unity, so that the storehouses may be full, and the mammon may be great! For THIS, the MARK of the Great Worldwide Church, shall identify them as the People of the anointed one whose jowels shall shake and tremble, and whose fist shall clench, and whose voice shall raise in a spell of authority, to maintain the authority of the chosen one among those who fill the storehouses!

Yes! MARK them!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

HWA: Disobedient Women Blaspheming The Church

Good News 1969

Have you ever noticed how women in the church were always the ones being picked on and maligned? Never mind the fact the ministry in Pasadena was corrupt to the core, it was still the women's fault.


COG Hurricane Shield Collapses As Satan Attacks East Coast Feast Sites With Hurricane

The Time-Worn, Hurricane-Reversing, Feast-Saving Hurricane Shield that in decades past was rumored to turn hurricanes around and back to sea, saving a few thousand dedicated Church of God Feast-goers from certain destruction, appears to be losing steam!

The latest Hurricane to encounter the Shield, Hurricane Florence (which, of course, in all concern and seriousness, we hope people in danger and in harm's way actually DO take seriously and evacuate from NOW - this one's a biggie!!!), which could be one of the most damaging and destructive Hurricanes in many decades, threatening hundreds of thousands of people along the North Carolina And South Carolina coastline - timed of course to coincide with the Fall Holy Day Season, is buffing against the shield, which appears to be struggling to deflect this Hurricane. What then, has weakened the infamous Church of God Hurricane Shield? 

It has been rumored that the state of one of the Churches of God are to blame.

The Church of God which activated their Famed Hurricane Shield of Fasting and Prayer seems to have become "lukewarm" and "stale" - and the presiding Evangelist's ho-hum call for the fast seems to have weakened the Hurricane Shield.

The Chief Engineer of the Shield yelled to the Home Office "Captain! We're giving her all we've got! She can't take much more of this!" 

The Presiding evangelist responded "Well, you're doing the best you can, nothing much more we can do."

The other Churches of God clearly mocked the failing Shield, stating it proves they were never the Church of God anyway. 

None of the Churches of God seemed to show any concern or pledge any help, to the best of our knowledge, to the many hundreds of thousands of people on the coast. When asked why, one pompous COG said "They're under the devil's punishment, we can't interfere with God's Judgement." 

The Hurricane Shield in past times was claimed to have caused reversals, loops, stalls, dissipation, and other weakening phenomena in decades past. Another shield, the Tornado Fizzler, has been rumored to do the same, causing tornadoes to split, dip, rise, dissipate, hop, and jump over Church member's homes - while smashing and crushing non-church members' homes just doors down. 


Instead of showing concern and helping those who are suffering from the effects of Natural Disaster, the Churches of God have historically used such events to boost their own bias that they are the only bearers of Protection from the wrath of the weather. Perhaps, some will act and think differently with Florence - and embrace the opportunity to help those in need, doing the right thing, by assisting, helping, giving, and rebuilding those who need a loving hand. 

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LCG 2018 Dress Code vs COG 1960 (The Good Old Days)

Above is a picture from 1960 of the Feast of Tabernacles in Big Sandy.  
How dare those men be seen in short sleeve shirts or not wearing a tie!  
Open neck collars, GHASTLY DAYS! 
Women with exposed arms! Lord have mercy!

Yet, the legalistic lords and masters of Living Church of God are demanding that men and women dress according to THEIR expectations.

General Guidelines: In most modern cultures, coats, collared shirts, ties and nice slacks are considered appropriate attire for men on special occasions. This may vary in tropical climates, yet, in all climates there is a distinction between what is appropriate and what is not. 1 Timothy 2:9–10 explains that ladies should dress “in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation.” This does not include the trendy and immodest apparel that is commonplace for many women in our society today: short, tight, form-fitting dresses, necklines displaying cleavage, bare shoulders, backless dresses, belly-baring tops, etc. Our challenge as Christian men and women is to come out of this world (2 Corinthians 6:17) and recapture true values so we can be lights to a world that has lost its way (Matthew 5:14–16). This is especially true as we gather to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles—picturing Christ’s glorious reign on earth!
photo: SHT

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Philadelphia Church of God's Gerald Flurry Now Claims To Be "Shiloh" And Cannot Be Overturned

First, we had Joseph Smith claiming that Independence, Missouri would be the site of the New Jerusalem where Jesus would return to.  Then we had David C Pack claiming that Jesus was returning to Wadsworth, Ohio when he returns for the THIRD time BEFORE he goes to Jerusalem.  Now we have Gerald Flurry claiming that he is Shiloh, the new Jerusalem, cannot be overturned till Jesus returns.

Can the idiots that run the various Churches of God get any dumber?

Exit and Support has this:
September 1, 2018 
So Flurry is claiming to be Jewish of the tribe of Judah. Because of Judah in Genesis chapter 49, it was prophesied that the "sceptre shall not depart from Judah." Flurry must also believe he is Shiloh. Shiloh means "whose right it is." The throne of David was to be "overturned, overturned, overturned, and shall be no more (overturned), until he comes (Shiloh) whose right it is." From Ezekiel 21:27. That means from King David's Jerusalem, overturned to Northern Ireland, overturned to Scotland, overturned to London England, and will be no more overturned until Shiloh overturns it to Jerusalem again. But something is wrong because if Flurry hallucinates that he is Shiloh, he has instead overturned it to Edmond, USA. 
So he must hallucinate he is Jesus "the anointed" aka Shiloh, whose right it is, forever and ever. And Jerusalem must now be Edmond, USA. But that is the wrong place. And he did not ride a cherub through the clouds, in his majesty, through the heavens, to our rescue either. 
Time for Philadelphians to get back to the reality of their bibles to program their minds as to the knowledge of God, instead of allowing Flurry to program their minds with his hallucinations to enrich himself thereby. Time all COG mentally deceived realized that a burnt offering would be a crisp $100 note burnt round the edges including portions of the serial number, before offering it. My wife has been burnt monetary wise by Flurry's PCG who promised in writing (we kept the letter) to provide a receipt for honest auditing purposes for monies contributed, but did not, which was poor stewardship on their part. Highly questionable we think. Two years went by, we complained, and they tried to foist the blame on us for not complaining earlier. We thought the loot vanished into the ether. We then realized it had effectively disappeared into the ether. No more of our loot materialized into Flurry's PCG "ether." 
Whenever we paid tithes to COG churches [offshoots], God did not rebuke the devourer in our fruit trees as promised in Malachi 3:11. This is the test for whether or not tithing is being placed in the wrong hands and/or the "ether." So none of them preach that taboo, obviously. Our cups didn't overflow either. Flurry's did! --Peter Holt.

The Red Heifer Has Been Born, Prophecy Comes Alive, Armstrongites Flip Out

The WND, the official news source for many Churches of God is breathlessly reporting that the first red heifer in 2,000 years has been born in Israel.  According to Numbers 19 the red heifer was to be without blemish and is to be sacrificed for the purity of Israel.  This is also a harbinger of the Second Temple being built and their return of the Messiah.
“This is the ritual law that Hashem has commanded: Instruct B’nei Yisrael to bring you a red cow without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which no yoke has been laid. 
This is sure to soon send the two resident self-appointed prophets of idiocy in the Church of God (James Malm and Bob Thiel) as they twist their self-righteous prophetic knickers all in a knot. The two resident Jesus deniers believe this is proof that prophecy is coming alive. The myths of Judaism are just as valid to these two guys as is the Mayan and Catholic myths are.

From James Malm making wild and speculative prophecies over middle East situations and Bob Thiel's self-declaration of prophetic importance as the one an only true prophet to the COG today, the idiocy of their views on world events have no boundaries for rational thinking.

From believing rampaging Muslims will bring about the end times to Fatima and popish predictions as harbingers of the end times, these two guys will manipulate scriptures in order to make themselves look "right." From obscene demands to force people to prostitute themselves to the law to believing there is only one true church active on earth today. Jesus is always cast to the side. Grace and mercy are unknown qualities for men who have turned their backs on the god they claim to follow.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Pining For The New Moon

Leave it to James Malm to make life ridiculously legalistic as he searches for the faintest glimpse of the New Moon in order for him to officially declare the Feast of Trumpets is happening.  Imagine parking your sore butt on some rock on the hillside with your binoculars out as you continually scan the horizon for the faintest glimpse of the new moon.  This is what happens when you bastardize the law into something it was never meant to do.  Just like he waits for people to crawl over the Judean hillsides looking for the first grains of barley he places all of his energy in prostituting himself to the letter of the law instead of understanding what Jesus did and accomplished.  Just like Bawana Bob Thiel, James Malm has placed his faith in something he can never completely accomplish. They each search for the unattainable.

The New Moon was NOT seen from Jerusalem or anywhere in Israel this evening, therefore the first day of the Biblical Seventh Month will begin at sunset ending 11 September and the Feast of Trumpets will be all day until sunset Sep 12. 
Early on Sep 11 there will be a post on the New Moon as it applies to the Feast of Trumpets. Tomorrow afternoon at 19:00 EDT there will be a post on events during the period between Pentecost and the Feast of Trumpets.  There will also be a post on the Feast of Trumpets, during the actual Feast on 12 Sep.

Living Church of God On How To Dress For The Feast

Apparently, the boys in Charlotte still think LCG members are too stupid to know how to dress appropriately. For over 80 years now the record is still skipping in the same spots.

What Is Appropriate Dress at the Feast?

General Guidelines: In most modern cultures, coats, collared shirts, ties and nice slacks are considered appropriate attire for men on special occasions. This may vary in tropical climates, yet, in all climates there is a distinction between what is appropriate and what is not. 1 Timothy 2:9–10 explains that ladies should dress “in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation.” This does not include the trendy and immodest apparel that is commonplace for many women in our society today: short, tight, form-fitting dresses, necklines displaying cleavage, bare shoulders, backless dresses, belly-baring tops, etc. Our challenge as Christian men and women is to come out of this world (2 Corinthians 6:17) and recapture true values so we can be lights to a world that has lost its way (Matthew 5:14–16). This is especially true as we gather to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles—picturing Christ’s glorious reign on earth!

Beachwear at the Feast for ladies should be a modest one-piece or a modest tankini (covering the mid-section); and for the men, no Speedo-type swimsuits, except when pool facility rules require them. Fathers and husbands have a responsibility to be leaders in the family to teach and guide regarding what is appropriate and what is not (Ezekiel 22:26). 

Special Music
In most Western-culture settings, the appropriate clothing for men doing special music is coat and tie; for ladies, a dress or skirt and blouse that are modest and conservative. Because being on an elevated platform or stage at the Feast makes hemlines appear higher than they actually are, a good rule of thumb when performing special music is for a dress or skirt to at least reach the knees, including when seated. Avoid high slits in a dress or skirt. If dress attracts undue attention, it will draw the minds of those in the congregation away from their focus on the music and worship of God. For sake of example, those chosen to be on the special music list at the Feast should dress appropriately and modestly, based on these guidelines above, at all times, even when not performing.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Gerald Weston: We Are Not Delusional! We Are Not Crazy!

Gerald Weston has sent out a letter to the faithful as they prepare for the fall holy days, which all lead up to The Last Great Day when faithful LCG members will become God and rule the universe.  But in the meantime, life here on earth is a crap fest.  The church is under constant attack by the "prince of the power of the air", disgruntled members, blogs and Bawana Bob.

Dear brethren, it is important that we keep this vision in mind. The world may see us as delusional, but if the Bible is the word of God, which we know it is, then we are not so crazy. We are following in the footsteps of biblical figures who went before us. We are following the faith of Abraham, the courage of Daniel, and the steadfastness of Noah.
We are not there yet, but this we can know for sure: We are all going to die, and either there is a resurrection or there is not. There is no middle ground. Either the Bible is true, or it is not. Again, no middle ground. We are here because we believe the Bible and we believe there is a resurrection—and we believe that the resurrection is to an eternal life of service and action. There is no great “candy store in the sky” to merely gratify our senses.
No, but there will be a great "candy store in the universe" when LCG members become gods and are given rods to rule their worlds with a strong spanking hand!

LCG should be careful about mocking those who believe in heaven when they themselves believe in something that is just as equally crazy or crazier!  Remember now that the Kingdom of God will be ruled this way:

Herbert Armstrong
Rod Meredith
Gerald Weston
pee-on godlet's
Oh yes, life in the family of God involves joy and pleasure, for we read in Psalm 16:11, “In your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” But this is not separate from work, productivity, and service. “Jesus answered them [those who criticized Him for healing on the Sabbath], ‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working’” (John 5:17). God the Father and Jesus Christ have never retired—and neither will we quit. How wonderful it will be to have bodies that do not break down with age and to live productively in a harmonious eternal family!
We must keep these things in mind as we struggle through daily life, and we must recognize how short this physical life is! We must follow the example of those who paved the way for us:
"These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them" (Hebrews 11:13–16).

Yes, let's emulate the life of the great Rod Meredith who ripped apart long-standing marriages and destroyed families. Who defamed Leona McNair when he lied from the pulpit. The man who connived and plotted with Raymond McNair to set up Global Church of God so Meredith would have a job when he left WCG. Let's follow the same man who then stabbed Raymond McNair in the back and took Global Church of God's money and members to form living Church of God with the help of a known COG pedophile. Yes, let's follow a man who preached such depressing hate filled sermons that Terry Ratzman was led to kill LCG members during Sabbath services. Let's emulate the man who spawned off from his church two of the biggest liars the COG has ever seen, Dave Pack and his ever-so-bitter Bob Thiel. And let's not forget to emulate the man so obsessed with sex that he could not carry on a normal conversation, write an article, or preach a sermon without discussing gay sex.

Nope, they are not crazy.  They are not delusional. They are just the "living" Church of God.

The Ultimate Conspiracy Theory

Lonnie C Hendrix aka Miller Jones
A friend (who is also part of the Armstrong Church of God culture) recently forwarded me a couple of articles on the mechanics of conspiracy theories. Although his email did not contain any commentary, it was obvious that he felt these articles had a high degree of relevance to our shared experience in Armstrongism.

The first article appeared in the BBC’s Focus Magazine (online edition) and was titled, “What makes a conspiracy theory?” The article was posted 5 September 2018 by Moya Sarner and makes some very interesting points that I think most ACOG folks would find interesting.
Sarner states: “Conspiracy theorists tend to believe that everyone else is being deceived, apart from themselves. The methods of deception, they believe, are elaborate, complex, ongoing and executed almost perfectly – pulling the wool over the eyes of those who haven’t yet ‘seen the light’.” Armstrong taught his followers that they alone had the TRUTH, and that the rest of the world (including Christianity at large) were deceived. He taught that Satan and the Roman Catholic Church had plotted and executed an elaborate, complex and ongoing scheme to change God’s laws and pervert/distort doctrinal truth.

Sarner goes on to say that conspiracy theorists employ selective proofs and reject or ignore any evidence which contradicts their thesis. Continuing, we read: “Conspiracy theories are often based not on hard evidence, but on picking holes in the mainstream narrative, pointing out what does not fit or does not seem to have an explanation, and using this as evidence that the conspiracy theory must be true.” Armstrong loved to point out inconsistencies in the narrative of Traditional Christianity (e.g. the notion of playing a harp all day while lounging on a cloud, being tormented in the flames of hell, three days and three nights, the pagan origins of Christian holidays, etc.) In short, he described these things in such terms to his readers that their absurdity made his teachings seem like the epitome of reason and common sense.

In “The rise of the Flat Earthers” (same magazine and author), Sarner points out that these theories are often completely unsupported by scientific evidence; “But conspiracy theorists question the institutions that provide this evidence, and countering their beliefs with logical reasoning doesn’t seem to work.” That should also sound familiar to anyone who has read or heard Armstrong’s teachings. Herbie often ridiculed theologians, scientists and intellectuals.
Why are we susceptible to these theories? Referring to an expert in the field, Sarner writes: “‘Our brain has a bias towards seeing meaning rather than just chaos, so sometimes we may think we see a pattern when it doesn’t really exist.’ He explains that this has evolutionary benefits: if a noise in the bushes is believed to be caused by a tiger rather than the wind, the listener will take evasive action which could save his life. ‘So when it comes to conspiracy theories, it’s all about taking ambiguous information and weaving it all together, spotting the patterns and connecting the dots.’” In other words, there has to be an explanation for what’s going on in the world, AND THIS MAKES SENSE TO ME!

Likewise, Sarner informs us that there is this thing called “proportionality bias, where we assume that if something big happens, such as a terrorist attack or a president being assassinated, something big must have caused it.” Think about this in relation to Armstrongism. All of the violence, chaos and confusion in the world made sense to us when we viewed it through the lens of Herbie’s teachings. Yes, the devil had to be behind it all – it would take someone/something that powerful to generate this mess!

Finally, Sarner points out that there is evidence to suggest that the folks who are most likely to fall for these theories often experience some level of anxiety or paranoia over their surroundings. Moreover, Sarner concludes that “Recent studies have also found that people who are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories also tend to have a need for uniqueness – a desire to be in the small group of people who are ‘in the know’.” We were among the chosen few who were in the know.

Yes, when we consider the phenomenon of conspiracy theories, it becomes clear to us that we fell for one of the grandest conspiracy theories of all time. As a fellow traveler, I know that the path back to reality and sanity can be very painful. I also know that there was a certain kind of solace and comfort in knowing THE TRUTH, and in being part of the few who were not deceived; but facing reality has its own rewards. After all, we may not be part of a select few; but it can still be inspiring to understand that we share this planet and life with billions of brothers and sisters! What do you think? 

In About 10 Years You Will Be......

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