Friday, March 25, 2016

Why Facts About Armstrongism Are Needed

Silenced has a great post out reminding us once again why setting out the facts about Armstrongism is so important and necessary. Because the COGs are not about to disappear any time soon.
Religious organizations can apparently squeeze a lot out of little, even with huge debts and small membership like Gerald Flurry’s PCG, which somehow managed to shore up the funds to buy a new campus in the United Kingdom.

It’s why the COG -- which will continue to bleed money and members and prestige as its elderly leaders whither and die -- is likely to exist decades from now. Even as organizations splinter, break or merge, Herbert W. Armstrong’s ideas will somehow manage to live on. We’re already approaching a century of his teachings, depending upon when one marks the beginning of Armstrongism.

It’s why providing as many facts as possible about these cults is important to keep people away from their grasp, or at least help them to make informed decisions. Even the smallest splinter running the Armstrongite program can cause people a lot of hurt, and even though they can’t really attract new members, they can keep having kids, which will always make informational, historical repositories about the COG an important resource to promote and maintain.
(Hat tip: Ambassador Watch.)

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