Sunday, August 29, 2010

ESN Letters on PCG's Armstrong Auditorium

I havn't been to Exit and Support Network's letters archives in awhile but there has recently been a lot of new emails concerning PCG. Check it out.

Here's some relevant quotes:
Just looking at the latest Royal Vision. Looks as though those at the top of the PCG pyramid are becoming increasingly paranoid and controlling. The article in the July-August edition entitled "Must We Avoid Them?" by Greg Nice is another attempt at getting the deluded and deceived members to cut off loved ones and friends who have left the PCG. They use emotional blackmail statements such as: "If we fail to avoid them (ex-members) or cut them off today, we are doing it because we love ourselves and not because we truly love them." Members are also instructed not to: "...Eat with them; don't share a social event with them...avoid them until they repent..." --Anonymous
More sensible critique on the necessity (!) of Armstrong Auditorium.
I can think of so many things that a "real" church could have done with those millions of dollars, including feeding and clothing the needy in the community. Such a waste of members money. I'm reminded once again of the Scriptures and Jesus' reply to the rich young ruler: "Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me." (Matthew 19:21) It's just so obvious where GF's treasure is. --Impacted by PCG
One letter reveals that PCG are trying to massage the search results about them.
According to the June, 2010, Philadelphia News article by Timothy Oostendarp titled "Church improves online reputation," the PCG has "partnered with a Canadian-based contractor specializing in search engine optimization" to, in effect, silence critics. The article says: "In the case of God's Church, there is the added dimension of Satan using people to constantly upload virulent, smear-based materials." It says that these materials "were lodged as the top links Internet users found when they searched for information related to the Church. That is no longer the case. Through the optimization efforts and improved website content, the relevancy of PCG websites has steadily risen, while the relevancy of negative websites has declined."
Alas, this seems to be true. Observe these pro-PCG websites, and this biographical article. And most hilariously, this Gerald Flurry blog, which is composed of just three virtually identical blog posts posted on the same day. Clearly it exists solely to gobble up search engine rankings in order to bury the ugly truth about PCG.
This Auditorium is the PCG's "tower of Babel." It doesn’t bring glory to God, but to the man, HWA, and the same fate will befall it that has befallen the campus and buildings in Pasadena. God will not be mocked.
Could not agree more.

1 comment:

  1. Sure enough -- I just did a "WhoIs" check on the registration of this domain name:

    Created On:01-Jun-2006 13:54:04 UTC
    Last Updated On:24-Feb-2009 18:14:59 UTC
    Expiration Date:01-Jun-2014 13:54:04 UTC
    Registrant Name:Philadelphia Church of God
    Registrant Organization:Philadelphia Church of God
    Registrant Street1:14400A S. Bryant
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Edmond
    Registrant State/Province:OK

    So this web site was set up by PCG! Methinks PCG claimed it so Mr. Flurry's scoffers wouldn't.