It turned out to be a good thing. When you are raised in a religion, it is difficult to truly escape it. I needed another perspective to escape. Listening to Weinland, I was able to see how I was deceived. Even though Weinland is an unskilled hack with poor speaking ability, he uses the same techniques Jehovah's Witnesses did. Set the hook - We have the Truth, dig it in deeper with ever more explanations about what scripture mean, establish authority as God's mouthpiece, and on.
No more apocolomania for me. I'm free. Done.
All I know about religion and God is this:
I know that I don't know.
I know that it is impossible to know.
IF anyone tells you they know, they are, at best, wrong. They are telling you what they believe.
Believing isn't knowing.
IF God wanted to make himself known, He could, clearly and unmistakeably, make himself known. He hasn't.That is just what I believe. I'm not pushing it.
Mocking Weinland has been entertaining. I look forward to seeing how things play out for him. I'll be following Mike's blog and will listen to Weinland to see how he steers things. In good health, Junior and me are retiring.
I have briefly felt sorry for Ron, but only until I remind myself what he has done. He discovered he could make a good living preaching. He saw that it was best to be at the top. It became about government. He made himself the government. Governing comes with a price. He pays it in private moments when he knows he is a lying, insane, false prophet. He fights it without, but knows it within. And that is the strongest condemnation.
Dill Weed and Junior