5609Re: Not Surprised
- Sep 1, 2005Hello LB,
It's interesting that these Eastern based religions (Eckankar, TM,
Hari Krishnas, etc.) like to use gold leaf or that look.
heidi88 maxrules wrote:
> Hi Prometheus,I've been away from the org long enough that I forget, or at least
try to forget, how anal, insular, and rules and regulations-oriented
they can be. Not to mention just plain wacky.
***Those rules (guidelines) can be quite complex and tiring. Klemp
had to finally try to get his H.I.s on the same page, but it was too
little and too late. These are all volunteers who want to find peace
and spiritual growth in their lives, but Klemp stresses them out
with demands of being a "Co-Worker with the Mahanta" with trainings
to become better missionaries (vahanas). The money has to continue
to flow in order to pay for the illusion!
> I have the displeasure of seeing all the latest ECK and HInewsletters. I just glance through because it's the same dullness,
over and over. What did catch my eye were some pics of the new
Spiritual Center. A European palace should look so lavash. A
sweeping staircase, gold (probably real) everywhere, expensive floor
***Yes, Klemp must feel very proud of himself. He has a nicer church
than just about any other minister in the Minneapolis area! He's
really a big cheese from Wisconsin!
> I've heard people say, including myself, that religion is forpeople who don't want to have to think for themselves. In some
ways, that goes double for Eckankar.
***Religion has also been called the opiate of the people! I agree
that Eckankar is even more insidious than the orthodox religions we
grew up with because we left them because we didn't trust them...
they weren't honest with us. We trusted Twitchell and the "Eck"
teachings and then find out that it was just another scam! The
problem that some people have, after leaving Eckankar, is that their
egos protect them from the truth and can't admit that they were
tricked. Therefore, these people find other scams and cults just as
bad in order to replace the void Eckankar left in their lives!
> In a crisis situation, I'd welcome some Christians, along with apreaching about Jesus, if they are giving me food and shelter. At
least they doing something to help their fellow man, and animal, I
would hope. It would sure beat an "it's your karma" ecksplanation.
***Yes, it would be nice but I really don't see Klemp donating money
to the Red Cross!
> Oh well, no use getting too worked up about it. As I've saidbefore, I'm just glad to be away from it all. The local eckists have
always been very nice to me - it's just not enough to make me want
to socialize with them in any way.
***I still have lunch from time to time with a few Eckists around
here and meet up with others in my travels. It's interesting talking
about current events and such. The comments of Tom Cruise and
Scientology came up once. It was fun saying, "Wasn't Paul once a
follower of L. Ron Hubbard?" That really got some strange looks!
> BTW, Heidi is the name of one of my dear-departed dogs.***Yes, I realized that I made the mistake after it was sent...
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