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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Famous TOB Proponent of Westianism on Trial

The recent trial in Utah demonstrates how prudish Mormons can be.

They were the words Elizabeth Smart waited eight years to say, and when she spoke them from the witness stand Wednesday, they poured out with an intensity that brought jurors to the edge of their seats.

Brian David Mitchell was no prophet, she said. He was an unholy hypocrite.

You see? Calling a man an unholy hypocrite is just divisive, mean-spirited and an act of pure jealousy on her part. If she were pure like him, she wouldn't speak that way. The man was just using sound TOB ideas. He had a "hunger in his heart" and he resolved that hunger using Westian principles.
"Smart said she initially was tethered to a cable strung between two trees. She was raped on a daily basis, forced to smoke and drink and parade around naked in a game Mitchell and wife, Wanda Barzee, called "Adam and Eve." She said he called himself Immanuel and wrote a book outlining his religious beliefs called the "Book of Immanuel David Isaiah." He called his private parts "Immanuel's Pride," and his bed "Immanuel's Altar," she testified."
Remember, West espouses the idea that spouses should walk around naked like Adam and Eve, there are reports that West considers himself the ... hmmmm... how to say this delicately.... the "generative organ" of the Body of Christ and he certainly insists that the bed is an altar.

So, what we have here is a man following the natural Westian principles found in his heart, as Chris has described so often to his followers. Sure, his understanding may be a little distorted, but no more than Hef and John Paul II, who used to flog himself. Ah, if only Hef and JP II had listened to Chris, they would have become pure like Chris.

The big problem here is that we see typical American Puritanism and Manicheanism on display in this trial. These unenlightened folk just make us sad.


Estase said...

Hi Steve!
What do you think of dear old Cardinal George's comment that the devil is orthodox? What do you think the simple cleric who lives in a $15 million dollar mansion on the Gold Coast meant by that?

Steve Kellmeyer said...

I think Cardinal George is basically quoting Scripture: "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." (James 2:19).

Of course the devil is "orthodox" in the sense that "orthodox" means "right belief." The devil knows what right belief is to a much greater extent than most human beings do. Satan just doesn't match orthopraxis to this orthodoxy, so it does him no good.

As for the "mansion" Cardinal George inhabits, it's been owned by the Church since the 1800's, and was bought for something like $200. You want to make George responsible for the incredible rise in property values in the last century?

Ok, I guess you can do that.

But in that case, everyone on the Gold Coast should be thanking Cardinal George specifically and the Catholic Church in general for increasing their property values so much.

That's Catholic capitalism in action.
I guess...

Estase said...

You know why the Archbishop's mansion cost him so little? It sits on what used to be a Catholic cemetery. Is that what you mean by Catholic capitalism--selling a burial ground?

Steve Kellmeyer said...

No, Estase, it cost him so little because it was purchased in 1844 for $853, sold to the Sisters of Mercy for $100, then purchased back from them a decade later for $1.

Yes, there was a cemetery on part of the grounds. That cemetery land was eventually sold to Gertrude M. Cleveland and the bodies moved to another cemetery. That happened in 1871.

So, if you have a beef against Cardinal George because of the value of the land the diocese owns, you should take it up with bishops that have been dead for 150 years.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Here's some additional information about additional property purchases by the bishops of Chicago in the 1800's.