In a recent fund raising letter Klemp
has the president of Eckankar (Peter
Skelsky) mention that $285,000 is
being set aside for: 5 minute videos,
free booklets, and TV spots with 30-
60 second chela testimonials.
Why does Eckankar (Klemp) need
to mimic Christianity?
Eckists, now, have to compete
with the Christian sects via requirements
of Service, Money, and Testimonials!
These are The Big Three-that keep
bringing in the suckers (members)
and the money. I just don't see how
and why Eckists are still buying into
this crap and not seeing that it's led
nowhere! Klemp makes promises
and talks and talks but it's the same
old basic stuff that we've all heard
before in other beliefs.
With Eckankar the only two things
that stand out is the "Inner Master"
belief and the belief of Invisible 500
year old "Rebazar" and other "ancient
and living" EK Masters. Without these
imaginary beliefs Eckankar doesn't work!
Actually, this is why the daily use of the
"Imagination" is stressed so much in
Eckankar. One has to dream and imagine
in order to believe it all. It's just like
it is with many of the other religions
in this world. They all make grandiose
claims and promises, but only deliver
now via the imagination, or later, after
death. Neither can be proven except
via "testimonials" but this isn't proof
since each religion has it own "proof!"
Then again, there is the social aspect
of religion (Eckankar), the feel-good
or ego aspect, and it gives Eckists/people
something to do with their free time and
this distracts them from thinking too much
and of having the fear of death, etc.
They feel comfortable and reassured
that their scripture is God's revelation
to them. It's mush easier to be a follower
than to think and do for one's Self.