Archive for October, 2010

Black Electrons

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in Georgia yesterday.  A large group was there, including Audra.  Ron did not deliver the sermons, allowing Terry and Wayne to split them.  He did announce that, during the ministerial meetings the prior week in the palatial digs at the Venetian Hotel, Resort, and Casino, planning was underway for a Feast of Tabernacles next year.  Even though he doesn’t know if it will be possible.  Trust me, PKGers, it will be possible.

Terry blathered on about the commitment to “this way of life”.  Spending a few days at the Venetian Hotel, Resort, and Casino would be a motivator to that way of life.

Wayne gave a physics lessons.  It seems that thoughts are electrical charges.  Satan broadcasts black electrical charges.  On the other hand, God’s mind is captured on the PKG website.  It seems that God is confused, because the website states:

Roderick C. Meredith is guilty in his failure to acknowledge Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong as the prophesied Elijah to come, who would restore all things to God’s true Church.

God doesn’t realize that Ronald Eugene Weinland is the prophesied Elijah to come, who is continually coming up with new truths.  Herbert Armstrong was only a type of the end-time Elijah, paving the way for Ron.

Wayne stated that the mockers of PKG members would be given an opportunity to change their minds and repent.  When reviled, PKG members should not revile back.  Fred Roberts of New Zealand and Zachary/helpingusoon of Arizona apparently didn’t get that message based on what they posted in comments here on this blog.  But Ron didn’t get it either, since he issued a curse for my speedy death from the inside 22 months ago.

What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay There

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

This last weekend, False Prophet Ronald Weinland returned from appendicitis in Australia to hold a conference with his evangelists and senior elders, and also the Silent Witness.  Twenty people were in attendance, who included: Ron, Laura, Audra, Johnny and Myrtle Harrell, Terry Wrozek, Wayne and Chris Matthews, Dave Conley, Ron’s brother-in-law Scott Cameron, Jimmy Carlisle, Lori Williams, Ralph Dowd, Jim Jamieson, and Steve who’s looking for a job since PKG doesn’t need his full-time services any more.

The venue chosen for this meeting was the Venetian Resort, Hotel, & Casino in Las Vegas.  The cheapest suite in this five-star hotel is $199 per night on weekends. I wonder if Ron and Laura showed their humility by sleeping in such humble digs (pictured here).  Or maybe they showed even more humility by taking a better suite, maybe even the penthouse suite?

Assuming they doubled up, 10 hotel rooms for two nights cost $4000 plus room tax.  This cost was dwarfed by the airfare required to fly 20 people in for the weekend.  None of the attendees live near Las Vegas.  Assuming an average of $400 per person for airfare, travel expenses were $8,000, or more (Wayne and Chris came from overseas).  Add to that the costs to eat in a five-star hotel, taxes, a conference room, etc we’re looking at around $15,000 for this cozy little party in Sin City.

Those PKG members who dug deep or even borrowed money for the special offerings this holy day season can take comfort that they received good value for their money, as their senior elders, evangelists, and prophets slept on Egyptian cotton sheets under 400-count wool throws in their suites.  After all, Herbert Armstrong taught quality.  (But then that was for Herbie himself and his evangelists.  Not for lay families like mine which was clothed through Mom’s careful shopping at garage sales, which meant that my sisters were teased in school for wearing out-of-date clothes.) Perhaps the senior elders, evangelists, and prophets had time to see the Blue Man Group or to drop a few chips in the casino, particularly the ones who continued their stay through Monday.

And we have a video tour of one of the suites:

Ron Is Not Dead

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

As I expected, False Prophet Ronald Weinland resurfaced today in Las Vegas, sharing a split sermon with his chief deputy sheriff Johnny.  He did not die speedily from the inside due to appendicitis, but is recovering from that as well as a hamstring.  Johnny was not accustomed to preaching from a seated position like Ron.

Ron did not elaborate about his sickness from the inside.  He did spend several minutes cautioning members against posting pictures taken at the feast on public websites.  It seems that some are posting pictures of members and twisting and distorting.  I’m not aware of that going on.  If someone could please post a link, I’d appreciate it.

Now Ron, if you’re referring to my post earlier this week about your senior elder Steve, then explain exactly how I twisted and distorted about him.  As far as violating his privacy, if that’s what happened, why are your elders ashamed to be one of your elders?  Why wouldn’t you want the publicity, so that 10 million people will know whom to look up to be baptized in the 19 months remaining before Christ doesn’t return?  ‘splain it, Ron.  I will point out that I did not post Steve’s last name, so an employer Googling him won’t find how it is that he inflated his resume.  If I got something wrong, let me know what it is.  Otherwise, we all know who the liar, twister, and distorter is.

During the sermon, Ron revisited his ban on Facebook, referring to his former elder Benjamin whom he defrocked over Facebook and later disfellowshipped.  It seems that Ron’s membership is contracting.  Some have died since the feast, someone in Virginia and a New Zealand member struck by a car.  Fred Roberts maybe?  Also, Ann Wrozek is battling a disease she contracted from a mosquito during the feast in Hawaii.  Hopefully she will not be the third elder’s spouse (and second female elder) all in their early 50s to die since the Great Tribulation didn’t begin for the second time in December of 2008.  Also, some have left voluntarily since the feast, apparently not impressed by his 4 new “truths”.  Some have been disfellowshipped, and now that Ron has recovered from his sickness from the inside, he’ll be disfellowshipping others.

I hope this is the beginning of an avalanche, as more people come to recognize Ronald Weinland is described in Matthew 24:4-5.

Ron to Show Up Today?

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

After reading the tea leaves, my expectation is that False Prophet Ronald Weinland will make his scheduled appearance in Las Vegas today before his evangelists and senior elders and their spouses, including his senior elder daughter Audra and her husband Chris.  I wouldn’t mind being wrong on this, and I know that this would disappoint a few.  But I expect that he will have a sermon on the Internet later on today spinning events and blasting all the twisting and distorting web sites.

Broken Pitchers, Broken Families

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

According to the “Trips” page on False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s blog, he is scheduled to appear in Las Vegas this weekend.  Will Ronnie miss the 4th week in a row and if so will Wayne start the rotation of evangelists giving sermons?  Or will the Spokesman Witness make an appearance, thundering about his critics twisting and distorting and spinning the episode as God’s intervention to allow him to deliver 4 new truths?  And will he also explain how it is that he managed to prophesy each and every day* despite being too sick to deliver a sermon? Was his sick body somehow giving testimony?  Too whom? We’ll soon find out.   (* Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. )

In other news, it turns out we have a spare.  About a year ago, Ronnie announced that he is an apostle.  And according to this other blog, Six-Pack a.k.a. Gerald Flurry has decided that he also is an apostle. (So if Ron’s appendicitis turns out to have be fatal, we’re still OK as we have a backup apostle 😉 Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but is Six-Pack imitating Ron? Or maybe it’s Clarion-Call David Pack?  No, it’s probably the ultimate spiritual idol, Herbert Armstrong.  Now refresh my memory, has That Prophet also claimed to be the end-time Elijah?  If not, what are you waiting for, Gerry?

Back in February, I reported on Weinland’s elder Al whose business was undergoing foreclosure.  His case is working its way through the court system, already with a judgment of foreclosure and orders for sale of the property.  I also reported on another of Weinland’s elders, Greg’s, and his woes and tribulation in the court system as he tried to get the court-ordered child support reduced in the divorce case filed by his now-ex-wife who wasn’t favorably impressed by Weinland’s false prophecies.  The Michigan Court of Appeals was not very sympathetic to his arguments, and a few months later the Michigan Supreme Court refused to even hear the case, letting the ruling of the lower courts stand.

I found an online resume from a 53-year-old who, like Greg, also worked for the Church of God – PKG.  In this case from 2007 through 2009.  Here is the resume’s description of his accomplishments while working for Ron:

Position: International Distribution Manager
• Responsible for the supervision of: Inbound (Unloading and Receiving), Distribution, Outbound (Loading), Transportation (Carrier Relations) and Office Operations
• Develops strategies and objectives to maximize productivity and leverage expenses. Analyze trends, solve problems and motivate associates to maximize productivity.
• Manages to ensure operational excellence in all distribution areas, including efficient operations of software systems, equipment, inventory, warehouse layout and product placement, maintenance and organization of all distribution.
• Evaluates the effectiveness of and recommends alternatives for work methods, procedures and controls to achieve accurate and timely movement and processing of product.
• Manages continuous improvement and efficiency gains to reduce overall costtoserve.
• Coaches, trains, and develops Associates informally and through formal training programs.

Translating all of this, the resume is for Weinland’s senior elder Steve in the Cincinnati area.  Steve’s wife Patty is one of Weinland’s associate elders. Using his airline miles, Steve financed  Weinland’s first trip to Europe as the head of his own CoG back in November of 1999 .  Steve was in Europe at the time working for Procter & Gamble, and knew Ron from when he was assigned in the mid 80’s to Cincinnati as associate pastor in the Worldwide Church of God.  Later on Steve hopped up on Ron’s false prophecy bandwagon.

Steve left his job with Procter & Gamble and went to work for Ron just before the Last Organized Feast of Tabernacles in 2007.  Steve’s job was to run the “fulfillment center” which processed orders for Ron’s books.  After the feast in 2007, Ron went on his Total Resolve Cruise and also ramped up spending on Google Adwords advertising.  Late in 2007 and during the first part of 2008, a Google search of various apocalyptic terms would result in a sponsored link for where the gullible could order a free copy of “2008 God’s Final Witness”.  Greg was in charge of baiting the Google Ads hook, and Steve was in charge of reeling in the fish by sending them a copy of Ron’s work of fiction.

After Ron shut down his first timeline in June of 2008, he also suspended his Google ads for a few months and then resumed it again at a lower pace in the fall of 2008.  Traffic to reduced in 2009 except for a brief spike at the end of the year associated with the release of the movie “2012”, but then fell off even further.  With this reduced traffic, Steve’s services weren’t needed any longer so now he’s looking for employment.  This resume was put online in June.

I hope that Steve is picking up the pieces of his broken pitcher and has found employment to replace that which he foolishly gave up to work for a false prophet.  Likewise, I wonder if Deputy Sheriff Wayne Matthews has found employment to replace that which he gave up early in 2008 to become Ron’s evangelist just ahead of the first Great Tribulation that didn’t happen. And I hope that Steve and Patty soon come to their senses and quit following Ron.  But that probably won’t happen, as Steve and Patty were sealed on the Feast of Trumpets in 2008 as part of the 144,000 to be converted to spirit beings on May 26, 2012 when Christ doesn’t return.

Greg’s is not the only family broken up as the result of Weinland’s false prophecies.  A recent comment to my last post has told of another divorce in process.   I know of other divorces resulting from his apocalyptic fantasies.  And of others who have mentally abused their mates.

Another recent comment by an ex-member expressed somewhat less than a wish for Ron’s speedy recovery. Despite his speedy death curse against me, I’d notify the authorities if I thought his life was threatened.  But if he beat the odds and turned out to be one of the rare individuals to succumb to appendicitis in spite of advanced medical care then I would mourn him for oh, about 2 nanoseconds.  Or maybe a little bit less.  Ron’s legacy of broken pitchers, broken families, and broken futures.

A Sobering Jolt

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

As I predicted in my post on Wednesday, Terry Wrozek filled in for False Prophet Ronald Weinland on the third weekend in a row that he has missed delivering a sermon.  God’s most formidable prophet apparently is still dealing with the aftereffects of appendicitis.  I say “apparently” because Terry didn’t breath a single word about his spiritual idol.  There were no indications of others present during Terry’s sermon, so I believe that he recorded it in a room by himself.

With a bit more research including consultation with someone who has a medical background, here’s possibly what has happened:  On the Day of Atonement, Ron started his episode with appendicitis.  He suffered severe abdominal pain and was not able to deliver the sermon that day.  His appendix then ruptured and the pain subsided enough that he was able to travel to New Zealand, meet the son of the Man of Sin in an airport, and deliver 4 new trivial “truths” during the feast of tabernacles.  However, stomach bile and fecal matter were oozing into his abdominal cavity via the perforated appendix, and infection set in in forcing him to seek medical attention after the feast of tabernacles (two weeks ago).  The delay in seeking medical attention means that his recovery is delayed more than normal as he deals with the resulting complications.

If my speculation is correct, then I expect that when and if he returns Ron will spin the situation as God battling Satan, holding back the appendicitis until after he could deliver his 4 “truths”. <barf>

Strenuous activity is to be avoided for a time after an appendectomy.  But two weeks on, he should have recovered enough to be able to deliver a sermon.  Word is that he often speaks sitting down, which normally works given the crowds of a dozen or so he speaks to in smaller hotel conference rooms.  But it seems that he’s bedridden and in such bad shape that he couldn’t even prepare and record a sermon from bed.  Perhaps even more could be read from the lack of any status from Terry, but maybe the Spokesman Witness will be back next week thundering about critics who lie, twist, and distort.  In some cases appendicitis can be fatal, but that can’t possibly happen to Ron as he has to remain alive to be killed by the Beast Power in the streets of Jerusalem on May 23, 2012 as the Asiatic Hordes gather nearby in the Valley of Meggiddo for the great battle to commence the following weekend.  Besides, it’s my fate to die speedily from the inside according to the curse he issued against me 95 weeks ago.

Odds & Ends 2

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

As reported in the last post, our most formidable prophet Ronald Weinland was brought down by appendicitis.  Based on further research, I suspect that it was more than just appendicitis, but that his appendix also ruptured.  According to WebMD: “Most people feel better immediately after surgery. Some people can even go home the same day.”   According to Johnny Harrell, Ron did not express being back to 100% on Friday,  a week after coming down with it (based on missing the sermon the week before).  On another website, someone posted their experience: “The surgeon told me after the surgery that my appendix was perforated and dead and that all that was left in my appendix was air. Spent 3.5 days in the hospital, a week at home recouping and am now back to work half days for the next week before going back full time.”

Since Ron’s appearance in Cincinnati this coming weekend is canceled, and he wasn’t back in form to deliver the sermon on Saturday, I suspect that Ron’s appendix burst.  This can be serious as infections (peritonitis) can set in and in some cases be fatal if not medically treated.

Mal took exception to the title of my last post (“Ron’s Demise”) which was a reference to some search engine referrals looking to see if Ron had died.  Was it wishful or fearful thinking?  Don’t know, but the PKG rumor mill was obviously running full speed.  I expect that Ron will survive this crisis as he did his heart attack in 2005 and as he will the beast power on May 23, 2012.  He did recover enough to post his latest writings (PDF download) which minimized Herbert Armstrong further.   And I expect him to recover in time to make it to Las Vegas weekend after next to play his second favorite game of chance, whatever that is.  His first favorite game of chance is seeing whether his prophecies come true — so far he’s pulled the handle numerous times but still is waiting to see any cherries.  But I expect that someone will fill in for Ron this coming weekend — since Wayne and Johnny did their bits, it’s now Terry’s turn at bat.

xHWA pointed out a website which had an interesting graph.

The graph shows the annual cyclonic energy (hurricanes & cyclones) for each year.  Whether or not this disproves global warning, it does disprove Ronald Weinland as a prophet of God, as in 2006 he wrote in “2008 God’s Final Witness” (page 96):

Yes, there have always been times of intensity when destructive powers have been unleashed. However, now is different because the destructiveness and change in weather patterns is going to continue to increase dynamically, not following normal patterns.

If the trend of 1998 through 2004 had continued to increase at the same rate, Ron would have something.  But it’s interesting that after writing that, the cyclonic energy decreased every year except for a slight uptick in 2008 with this year being at a 33-year low.  Now is when some PKG apologist will swoop in with a list of recent disasters, but without comparison to prior times or other point of reference.

Speaking of PKG apologists, in case you missed it in the comments, Fred Roberts of New Zealand returned.  After previously claiming that he was not a PKG member, he wrote:

All I wanted to say is that, We all had such a great time together and we were all like one big happy family at the Feast site in Rotorua.. It was Truly Wonderful.  It was also very nice to meet Mr & Miss’s Weinland and there very Loving family members aswell and also other Loving members that came from over seas for the Feast site.  Such Dear and Wonderful people that they all are..

He also made a feeble attempt at damage control:

Only you and I both know that you Added too and took away from what I worte on here
But you added way to many of them bad swear words one would think to make yourself look good and the other person look bad  Your very good at thee old Copy and Paste and Add and takeaway I must say.. Well Done Mike!!Your a winner at your own game.
But thats Okay, It doesn’t matter to me much at all what you write, I Forgive you.

Fred, how generous of you — but forgive me for …. what?

Fred, Adrian and Pat and even Ron are human. (Although they probably know when to use “to” and when to use “too”.) But don’t you think that a being who keeps track of all the sparrows and the hairs on your head would also know who was the author of honorifics such as “F##### RAT PR$$$”?  If mocking the Spokesman Witness results in a death curse, I wonder what the penalty is for lying to him.  Do you really expect to live on into the new age?  Come on now, really?

Ron’s Demise

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

False Prophet Ronald Weinland failed to deliver a sermon for the second weekend in a row, with Johnny Harrell filling in for him today.  The last time he missed delivering a sermon two weeks in a row was in the summer of 2005 when he had a heart attack and missed 5 weeks while Johnny and Terry filled in for him.

Rumors have been circulating, with some wondering if he’d had another heart attack or had died.  I stated in my latest posts that Ron’s illness appeared to be more than a 24-hour thing, listing appendicitis as a possibility.  As announced by Johnny at the beginning of the sermon, that’s exactly what he had.  Ron had surgery and is recovering in Australia.  As soon as it is safe for him to fly, he will return to the US.  Too bad that Ron’s appendectomy can’t be followed up with a churchectomy.  I wonder if he was able to carry out his commission to prophesy during the days he was in the hospital, perhaps not if he was able to avoid annoying the nursing staff by attempting to convert them.

Johnny’s sermon was a cheer leading session, referencing the “truths” Ron invented for the feast.  PKG members now understand the last page of the book, which states:

When this book is published at the end of summer of 2006, (with distribution in full swing in the fall), there will be a maximum time of two years remaining before the world will be plunged into the worst time of all human history. By the fall of 2008, the United States will have collapsed as a world power, or it will have begun its collapse and no longer exist as an independent nation within six months after that time. There is a marginal, six-month window of time that God has not yet revealed concerning this specific moment of time. This will be revealed some time soon after the distribution of this book begins.

He exhorted his members to endure, and to ignore all the garbage about the Church of God PKG written.  I guess he would include this website, which continues 94 weeks after his spiritual idol pronounced curse on its author for a speedy death.