Garner Ted Armstrong's
Weird And Wacky World Tomorrow
By Harlan S.
I'm glad to see your site is still in business and people are being helped. I'm also glad to see the Ambassador Report newsletters made available on your site; they opened my eyes to WCG evils when I exited.
I thought you might be interested in the following bizarre excerpts from Garner Ted Armstrong's article, "What Is Your Goal?" It could be subtitled, "Garner Ted Armstrong's Weird And Wacky World Tomorrow." He writes about Christ's return to earth: [My comments in brackets]
"The following events will begin to swiftly take place:
"(7) ...A gigantic, global BOOK BURNING will take place, as God abolishes all the printed lies...[Which means the religious fiction of Garner Ted Armstrong would also be burned up]
"(8) ...There will be instantaneous HEALING for those who become sick...[If it's instantaneous how can anyone possibly become sick?]
"(9) There will be no police departments, no fire departments, no sheriffs...[Apparently angelic Firebusters will miraculously put out any fires.]
"(10) There will be no women in the labor force; ...Women will be required to become wives and mothers; ... ["Achtung! You vill be a mother, whether you like it or not. Schnell! Schnell!"]
"(11) ...Dating will be bereft of any physical contact. Sex before or outside of marriage will be treated as a major sin, and dealt with accordingly. [No Garner Ted Armstrong's allowed. They will be put to death.]
"(12) There will be NO CRIME! ...Not a single child will steal a marble, a dime, or a neighbor's strawberry! "Thou shalt not steal" will be a major law of the globe, and will be rigidly enforced. People's homes, property and crops will be SAFE! [Human nature, therefore, will be extinguished. Automoton zombies will inherit the earth. Dumb sheep.]
"(13) There will be no internal combustion engines; no automobiles, no airplanes (IF there is ever requirement for travel, people can be whisked to their destination easily, safely and instantly by having an angel take them there)...[Book a flight with Angel Airways.]
"(14) All tattooing will be outlawed, and not a single boy or girl will ever have a tattoo blemishing his or her body. [So tattooed Garner Ted Armstrong won't be allowed in this unblemished world.]
"(15) There will be no pornography, no movies, no television, and no radio...There will be NO "media" whatsoever, other than Christ's own announcements and those of God's growing family, or announcements from powerful angels from time to time. [Darn! No more Seinfeld reruns.]
"(16) Therefore, there will not be a single "preacher" or "televangelist" anywhere. All false prophets, shams, fakes, frauds, hucksters, thieves, liars and gurus will either repent or be put to death...Any person assaying to speak as if for God, when God has not sent him to do so, will be instantly administered the death penalty. [Too bad this can't happen right now so the huckster author of these fantasies could be mercifully zapped.]
"(17) The tallest and largest building in the world will be the Temple of God, the HEADQUARTERS of the new World Ruling Government of Christ. All high-rise buildings will be destroyed." [Jesus, according to Armstrong, apparently has a giant ego like himself: "By God, no building will be taller than MY building!"]
Garner Ted Armstrong's World Tomorrow fantasy seems to reflect his attitude toward people: intolerant, authoritarian, unmerciful, and superior. HWA had the same fascist view of Christ's Kingdom: RULE and POWER over people. That's how the church was run, top down, undemocratic. Dissenters were to be kicked out. Questioning authority was a sin.
Garner Ted Armstrong's laughable view of the millennium is perhaps more ridiculous and far-fetched than the Christian fables he lampooned (red devil with pitchfork, saints in heaven on clouds strumming harps).
You probably won't want to read more, but here's the link to Garner Ted Armstrong's article: http://www.garnertedarmstrong.ws/gtanews52.htm .
I'm hoping you might change the link to my home page of my art web site in "The WCG in Movie Titles" in your humor section. Here's the correct link: http://home.teleport.com/~hsimante/hartext/index.html.
Best wishes to you and your family.
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