Giving Your Power Over To Another



In my article, “Politicians, Priests, and Pornographers” I touched on how people give their hopes and dreams to others, often compromising their personal integrity in the process.

In the next few blogs, I and another blogger, Bob Dixon, will touch on how easy it is for people to forsake their freedom and give their hearts and minds over to promises made by the less scrupulous among us.

To get started, here is a short video by Bill Abram entitled

“For nearly 40 years, Canada – the people of Canada – had control of their own currency! Imagine! They founded their own bank and issued their own currency with no debt obligations to banks.”
Bill Abram

Politicians are putting people, corporations, and nations in debt. Religious pimps are putting people, communities and societies in peril as they exploit the naive masses, building a base of blue ribbon tithe payers who sacrifice all for the lie of a glorious future.

For example, when the COG’lets decide they need a multimillion dollar auditorium they borrow money from a bank, and in the process put the entire congregation into debt. If you signed a support pledge to your church, you are stating that you are personally responsible for some of that debt.

Exploiting the world for profit by any means is something all of us experienced in and out of Armstrongism. We were told the fairy tale that our tithes and offerings honored God and paved the way for a new and glorious world tomorrow. In the end it was all a lie. We were put into unnecessary and unending debt. Many of us never recovered financially.

Why then do some of us who have abandoned religion now embrace and put our faith into another man made disaster? Politics.

 A man who wanted to buy an Ass went to market, and, coming across
a likely-looking beast, arranged with the owner that he should be
allowed to take him home on trial to see what he was like. When he
reached home, he put him into his stable along with the other asses.
The newcomer took a look round, and immediately went and chose a place
next to the laziest and greediest beast in the stable. When the master
saw this he put a halter on him at once, and led him off and handed
him over to his owner again. The latter was a good deal surprised to
see him back so soon, and said, “Why, do you mean to say you have
tested him already?” “I don’t want to put him through any more tests,”
replied the other. “I could see what sort of beast he is from the
companion he chose for himself.”
-Aesop’s Fables.”The Ass and his Purchaser”


  • James

    The Worldwide church of God attempted to annihilate peoples personality, individuality, will, and character. The stranded souls that hitched their wagon to this organization unknowingly supported a power-hungry pharisaic and fastuous authoritative cult leader and his son, Garner Ted Armstrong. For all the alarums and excursions, the fact remains that without knowing it, we nurtured these two ungrateful incubi's. For that I can only ask for forgiveness.After my WCG experience, I went to college to educate myself so I would have a greater understanding of the world about me and to understand why I ever fell for HWA's scam religion. This lead me to the conclusion that the appropriate action to take, in my judgment, is to provide people with opportunities to learn, develop, and exercise their potential as human beings, by freeing them from men who exploit and abuse them. This website and others are my vehicle to do just that.

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2 Replies to “Giving Your Power Over To Another”

  1. An excellent lead-in. Only by exploring the place of “money” in our systems, can we begin to uinderstand what is actually happening.
    The love of money is the root of all evil, you ca nnot serve God and mammon, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the lingdom of heaven, etc.

    The central banking system (Federal Reserve in the US) has taken over our values, and shaped them to its own needs, even substituting religios leaders who tell us only to believe, to organize, and, as the essay says, to go in debt in order to do “the work”.

    To say that the bible has not warned of this, however, is folly. Daniel 2, for example shows the evolution of money from gold to baser metals, finally with nothing more than clay and iron, and in each case the power of world government grows.

    Today, money is measured in terms of blips on a screen issued in debt. Money is created as debt, issued as debt, and with every effort we make, even sincenrey in the name of good or God, we enslave ourselves to debt.

    Jesus himself pointed this out when the Pharisees asked “is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar?”
    Jesus took a coin and asked “whose image is on this coin?”
    The Pharisees knew instantly that Jesus was “linking” them to the 2nd commandment. They were not to bow down to ANY image nor give value to an image of any kind. They knew Jesus’ answer before he said “render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s (nothing)…”.

    We may ask the same question today. As money is nothing ore tha paper images or blips on a screen issued from debt, should we give value to those images? Obviously, even from Jesus’ teaching, the answer is “Hell No!”

    If you look to the reference of “iron and clay” in Daniel 2, you will see yet another reference to clay in Habakkuk 2:6, to those who “increaseth that which is not his…that ladeth himself with thick clay”.

    That word “clay” is traced in Hebrew to mean debts, pledges, contracts that increase debts, such as mortgages and issuance of notes on mortgages. IOW, today’s banking system.

    My friend Tom Greco and i have been writing on this for years

    1. Ralph I doubt that money is the root of all is just the medium. The desire for security, the desire for the essentials in life, a natural tendancy to aquire, hord and store up wealth that ensures survival. Honey bees are a obvious example.

      I am in full agreement with you where you elude to the bare faced fact that government is now trying to be a god, and internationally manage the nations thru debt, assorted police states, and the control of virtually all food and medicines thru the various health care systems. Most are now 100% dependent on the state for survival.

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