Re: one contradiction
- Prometheus wrote:
"Twitchell recognized the scam of religion and decided to create his
Aint that the truth. ;- )
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "prometheus_973"
> Hello Jamie,
> Yes, and the contradictions cause Eckists to give up trying to
> understand or figure out what is really going on. It is always
> easier to follow a leader than to become your own Master.
> Contradictions in dogma cause Eckists to just accept and believe
> what they are told is true or exclusive to the Eck teachings. Klemp
> plays on the vanity and fear of people in order to control them. Of
> course, testimonials always help to re-enforce these beliefs in Eck
> Masters and the Mahanta's powers as well. However, many of these
> same "herd" control methods are used with Scientology and other
> cults and scams, and it all originated in orothodox religion. Over
> time these control techniques of service, money, and promises spread
> to even the off-shoot sects of other sects... like Eckankar.
> Twitchell recognized the scam of religion and decided to create his
> own. It was his way of being both a rebel by making himself the Lord
> over all of them, and a way to satisfy his 33 year younger wife's
> (Gail) desires of status and financial security. Gross and Klemp
> just continued the pyramid scheme (hierarchy) and con.
> jamie wrote:
> there are so very many contradictions in the eck stuff, but here is
> one i always had trouble with: in twitchell's books he talks again
> and again about the fact that a spiritual path is an INDIVIDUAL
> thing; a solitary thing. there is one passage where he talks at
> some length about people who are always wanting to have meetings,
> and groups, and classes, etc - and he says these kinda people are
> not the REAL DEAL. they are not really God seekers.
> but then, he pushes the idea of pushing eckankar. and heaven knows
> that the eckankar of today is totally group consciousness. one cant
> hardly get an initiation unless they are imbedded in the group's
> back when i was a part of the local eck community, i could see this
> uncomfortable contradiction at work. trying to be a part of the
> group, and yet walk toward individuality. it was enuff to rock
> anyone's mental boat.