2904Re: Don Ginn - The Next LEM?
- Oct 2, 2007Hi, Liz!
It seems this attorney was thinking outside of the box! : ) When we
close ourselves off from the outside world by joining a cult like
eckankar, we box ourselves into a small isolated tunnel like place and
can forget the basic things in life like "your family comes first."
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Elizabeth"
> Hi Mish and all,
> I am surprised too that eckankar doesn't go into further detail, explaining
> how a will should be written so family members can not contest such a
> donation. (or do they?)
> When I was still a member, my DH and I had wills drawn up through an
> attorney I use for family issues. I questioned how a portion could be left
> to my church. My attorney gave me a funny look and said "your family should
> always come first"! We had an interesting conversation, and in the end I
> didn't leave anything to eckankar. ;-) All it takes is discussing
> something of this nature with an outsider, and they tend to have a much
> better way of putting the important things into perspective.
> Mish wrote:
> Here's the exact statement posted by Bob Hepple on the
> California Satsang Society Chela News & Events publication
> regarding raising money for their building fund:
> "How can I donate? There are many ways that you can donate.
> Enclosed is an envelope and donation form that will allow
> you to receive a tax receipt for your check or credit card
> donation. Also enclosed are two brochures, published by
> ECKANKAR Spiritual Center, that explain how to bequeath
> the California Satsang Society in your will or living trust,
> or make the Society a beneficiary of your retirement,
> pension plan, or life insurance policy."
> This very plainly states how such cult groups like eckankar go
> after members' money.
> Another disturbing thing is how blatantly eckankar goes after members money
> including pensions, life insurance and other money that
> most people bequeath to surviving family members. This
> shows how callous eckankar is regarding family structure
> and well-being. Eckankar breaks down family ties in order
> to get the family money! But of course that is what all cults
> are after--bleeding chelas dry but making them imagine
> they are getting something in the bargain, a stairway to
> heaven, perhaps!
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