About: False Prophet Ronald Weinland. This blog is NOT about the “end of the world”. It is about Ronald Weinland who falsely prophesies the end of the world, or at least the world as we know it. For a full picture, please read this blog, my old blog location Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid, and visit the False Prophet Ronald Weinland info page. Also check out the Biography page.
About: Mike (DDTFA). I grew up in the Radio/Worldwide Church of God, have met Garner Ted Armstrong and suffered through a 4-hour Last Great Day sermon by God’s end-time Apostle Herbert Armstrong himself. I rejected his nonsense even though it was shortly before the 1972 “end time”. I have since been free of HWA and his crap, but have family members still involved in Armstrongism, fortunately not Weinland’s version. Herbie’s long dead, so it’s kind of hard to pay him back. But there are plenty of other money-grubbing false prophets to pay forward, but I only have so much time. Weinland won the lottery there.
About: The Insane Lying False Prophet and this critic & mocker — I have never been a member of Weinland’s church, nor do I have any relations who are members (fortunately). To my recollection, I have never met the either the Spokesman Witness or the Silent Witness, although the last Feast of Tabernacles I attended was the End-Time Elijah’s first, and probably was at the same feast site near Big Sandy, TX. The difference was that he wanted to be there and I did not. He and I never walked side-by-side to God’s house in counsel blended sweet, not that he has the slightest clue what that really means.
About: This blog and website. I started blogging about Ronald Weinland with comments on other peoples blogs in March of 2008 and on my own blog in April of 2008, shortly before the first time the first trumpet blew. My former blog location is on Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid on Blogspot. While I don’t post new content there anymore, the posts with comments are still available there. I moved to my own domain here in July of 2009.
The content is a mixture of criticism and mocking, with the main focus on Ronald Weinland, and to a lesser extent on the other players which include his wife (the second witness), his daughter (church bookkeeper) and his ever increasing number of elders.
About: Commenters and Commenting. There are a number of people who comment here with a range of backgrounds. There have been current COG-PKG members, ex-COG-PKG members, wannabee COG-PKG members or fence sitters, current and former members of other Armstrongite groups. These people have a range of religious beliefs, from atheism to barely religious to strongly religious.
This blog is NOT about converting people toward a particular belief, but rather about informing people about this false prophet and his contradictions. Weinland provides a target-rich environment for that. Preaching on this blog is not allowed. On the other hand, I allow simple statements about what people believe personally if it doesn’t get out of hand. Believe what you want, but please don’t believe that Ron is a prophet of God (or anyone else for that matter).
About: Why? Why do I pick on this false prophet? Let me say that there are plenty of other false prophets but not enough time to go after them all. Were I to go after another it would be an Armstrongite, given my background. “Clarion Call” Dave Pack, “Six Pack” Gerald Flurry, and Rod “Spanky” Meredith (who I’ve met long ago) are obvious targets. Also, Weinland is not the worst cult leader there ever was — but he’s bad enough. But I don’t have time to go after all the other false prophets, including these others.
I got interested in Weinland during his advertising campaign early in 2008, and with a background in Armstrongism recognized him as a clone of Herbert Armstrong, another exploiting false prophet. The difference between them is that Armstrong was more clever, while Weinland seemingly made a strong commitment to his false prophecies. As I learned more about Weinland, I became more interested. Learning about his mansion on the golf course and the IRS criminal investigation of him adds flavor to it as well. Over time I have interacted with other people around the globe, some on this blog and others via private emails, and expanded my horizons somewhat.
Weinland mentions his critics and mockers often, referring to us as eagles (vultures) about the carcass of his church, which is quite an apt analogy. Weinland has issued death curses against us, and often mocks us in sermons. I think that secretly he appreciates having websites critical of him as in his mind it puts him in the same league with his spiritual idol, Herbert Armstrong.
Glad to be doing a service.
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