Re: Harry's Takeover In 6 Easy To Understand Steps
- Hello All,
The financial thing, for ECKists, is a real Catch-22.
It's true that many ECKists won't question finances
as they blindly accept/surrender to whatever is told
them. This is how that "Leap of Faith" works that Klemp
has spoken about. This is, also, how it works for all
religious followers, but somehow ECKists think or
imagine that they are above it all... the lower worlds.
They have deluded themselves because deep down
they know that they aren't able to get answers for
their questions and that there would be retribution
for asking those questions in the first place. Really,
can ECKists ask the ESC Staff to see the financial records
of their church! They can ask, but to question where
the money goes!!! That shows a lack of trust doesn't
it! People in charge know how to turn it back around
to stab and silence the questioner with guilt or fear
tactics... every ECKist wants that next Initiation!
The LEM is the physical leader of the physical church.
His purpose is to run the physical org and to answer
questions pertaining to the physical aspects of the
teachings and to this lifetime. Therefore, HK should
be honest and straight forward and be neutral (neither
for or against) the reasons as to why financial questions
are asked. However, such is Not the case!
Also, the yearly membership donation is Not supposed
to be a fixed amount, but a "suggested" amount. This
means that ECKists can make any "Donation" amount
for their memberships! If Not, then Eckankar can lose
its TAX FREE status. Seminar "Donations" work the same!
The problem with eckists regarding the money is that they are not
complaining! They don't care about the money in eckankar as long as
they can scrape together their annual membership fee so that they will
still be eligible for their initiations. Eckists are so wanting those
initiations that they don't care if eckankar is fraudulent or not!
So now I wonder how this strained U.S. economy will play out with the
eckists. I wonder how many will fall behind in paying their membership
dues? If they do, I would guess that they will be surprised that their
beloved eckankar will still be demanding their money by arranging
monthly payments. Eckists will be reminded that there is no free ride!
But this brings us to a brighter note! How many potential new members
will pass because of that membership fee (donation)? It just might be
hard times for Klemp and company!
> Hi all,
> If the org is running this business properly, they would be investing all
> those MILLIONS they are collecting yearly, and there would be no need for
> anyone to pay membership dues! Residual money from books and stupid little
> bonus crap the members get to purchase; photos of their beloved mahanta
> levitating on the clouds.... Hu tapes, talk tapes, DVD's, jewelry etc....
> Heck they could even help fund each and every local satsang society and
> center... If klump was investing his money properly!!! I'm sure someone
> could get the financial records covertly. ;-) Or maybe MN non-disclosure
> for non profits needs to change! Klempankar wouldn't be able to hide behind
> the laws then. What does it take to get such a law changed? I'd be
> interested in knowing.
- Here's another thought; what does it take financially to keep the temple of eck running each month - heating, cooling, lighting etc when it is being used RARELY!? How often is there a tour, and how much donation money does a tour generate each money, or how often is the book store open, or .... The only time there is any real amount of activity there is during seminars, and the once a month worship service. Other than that, zip, zero, zilch! And let's not forget the donations that are generated by all local satsangs that send in extra money to help fund the temple etc..... (yawn!)And why is it that the ESC building have chandeliers "made of gold" hanging in their breeze way entrance to where the volunteer staff workers are located? Minimum wage jobs at best, slave wages, and they the employees pay extra for medical benefits!
- Hi All,
> Also, the yearly membership donation is Not supposedDoes it means that Eckists who disagree with money management may
> to be a fixed amount, but a "suggested" amount. This
> means that ECKists can make any "Donation" amount
> for their memberships! If Not, then Eckankar can lose
> its TAX FREE status. Seminar "Donations" work the same!
decide to pay only $1 per year as a way to protest? I doubt many
would do it as they may fear being blacklisted, but some may still
consider this option.