Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Painful Truth Posts Quotations of Stanley Rader's Book

The Painful Truth blog is currently posting quotations from Against the Gates of Hell by Stanley Rader. Also includes fascinating comments about the topic.
There's more to come later on.

I only tried reading that book after I had renounced Armstrongism. I could only bother reading the first half discussing the receivership crisis. The second half discussed HWA's visits to world leaders but I never read that section in full.


  1. Rader's book does provide an alternative view to that held by most of us. Those who had to race around to counter the effects and obstruct the purpose of the receivership suit had a formidable task. I can see why they thought of it as the gates of hell!

    As goes the "work" of HWA, the book appears to be an exercise in apologetics. Can't wait for more installments! If nothing else, Stan Rader has a riveting writing style.


  2. It was a book endorsed by the church.
    It was freely available and published by Everest House, which was owned by the church if memory serves me well.

    Rader presents the episode an epic battle of good (the constitution and separation church and state) versus evil (those breaking the bounderies of constitutional law).

    I have said on this blog before that I am inclined to believe that he really felt deeply about that. At least his family still keeps that legacy alive in a substantial manner to this day. As a jewish guy from White Plains and a family history in Ukraine in the late 1800's I must believe he respected American constitutional law and the freedom that it provides very much.

    I also believe that he felt "the rule of law" was the only way forward toward peace for mankind.

    He met the judges of the World Court in his travels with hwa. Dr Singh lectured in Bricket Wood. And they sponsored diplomatic meetings where Dr Singh could explain the purpose of the United Nations to the people who would later become members and financial donors of the International Court. A court that the USA does not recognize but serves to peacefully solve many disputes between nations and has brought war and political criminals to justice.


  3. As much as his "corporate" education he used to describe himself as "hwa's secretary of state", he does so in the book.

    In the letters leading up to his vacating the office of "general counsel" he alludes to his wishes of working for the government in some capacity to serve mankind.

    For those reading here but actually have no interest in stories on how Rader coordinated the legal battle with other legal counsels I would like to offer an alternative story on how legal counsels coordinate the protection of their employers today.

    I mean, why waste a good story if you have the attention.