Take a Hammer to It, Ralph
False Prophet Ronald Weinland was in San Jose, California yesterday. Although his traveling senior elder Ralph Dowd was along to entertain us by playing an old sermon, he allowed some mike time to local elders Tom and Russ to deliver the prayers. PKG is still short of technical expertise, with the streaming audio feed delivered at a too low bandwidth of 8 kbps and the sermon recorded for download at a bandwidth-wasting 128 kbps. But then again anything about 0 kbps is bandwidth wasting when it comes to Ron.
Ron went back to “2008 God’s Final Witness” to read about the third thunder. Then he went on to cherry pick news sources in support, surprisingly all were mainstream instead of World Nut Daily and that ilk, to describe droughts in some areas and floods in others. He started with a mention of the severe flooding in Queensland, Australia. Reader and sometime contributor Kirrily lives there and is rightly concerned about the devastation, but recognizes that it’s not a fulfillment of Ron’s prophecy. After all, the title of the chapter from which Ron read is titled “The Seven Thunders of the 6th Seal”. The 6th Seal ended on November 14, 2008 with the opening of the 7th Seal on which day the whole world was shocked and in horror as we well remember since events were even more devastating than those of September 11, 2001, another day we well remember. Except for me, I’m having a senior moment so perhaps one of the PKG members who reads my blog will leave a comment to remind me.
Ron continued with his Jericho theme. Each 140-day half-a-time is like one of the days the children of Israel marched around the city of Jericho, which fell on the last day. Next Saturday will be halfway through the “week”. I’m surprised that Ron didn’t announce a fast to mark the occasion, it will be interesting to see if he notes the event next weekend. Ron is concerned that people will leave (as some have done since the feast) over the next year while nothing significant happens as the situation builds to a crescendo just before Christ returns. He’s also setting the stage to hang onto his members well into 2012, speculating that the 5th trumpet will be benign as the beast power takes us over peacefully. Some how he will manage to spiritualize the 5-month period of the 5th trumpet during which we will be stung and tormented.
He also revisited his vultures-gathering-around-the-body theme. Just as there are many websites critical of the deposed end-time Elijah-to-come Herbert Armstrong, there are websites critical of him. Let’s see. There’s Dill Weed, who writes a short piece every week. There’s Thielogical Bob who writes an occasional piece criticizing Ron and pronouncing an altar-call for his favorite false prophet, Rod Meredith. And then there’s yours truly, the most prolific blogger, who has decided to cut back on his blogging as we wait for the false prophet to do something interesting like a new prophecy, a new title for himself, or a new doctrine.
Today is the 25th anniversary of Herbert Armstrong’s death. Weinland can’t understand why people hate him so much so long after his death. But so long after Herbie’s death, people are still drinking varieties of his Flavor Aid. It’s just that new people are serving it up, and mixing in more or less of their own.
I ran across this on my Facebook feed (yes I’m in rebellion against God’s apostle and end-time Elijah) and thought I’d tear a page out of Dill Weed’s book to share it with you. If you think about it, it’s sort of topical. Enjoy (I did). (YouTube has taken down the original embedded video, but here’s an official clip of the exchange.)