If I believed in God, which I don't, I'd call what happened to me today a message from God. Instead, let's just call it a message and leave it at that.
During my morning reading/meditation period I had some ideas for the post I planned to write later on. Right now I'm looking at what I jotted down on some note paper:
"Buyer beware" Penguin Windows
Religion as false advertising
Knowledge of falseness
A few hours later I got an email notification that another comment had been submitted to this blog. It was from regular Church of the Churchless visitor Tucson. He'd written these thoughts about Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a spiritual organization that we both had belonged to at one time:
Many criminals and con-artists take advantage of people's good intentions and humanity in order to victimize them. People pose as representatives of fake charities for disaster victims to extract funds from sympathetic people who want to help out.
A few years back there was a man who would pretend to be having car trouble and when someone would stop to help he would murder them and steal their car.
RSSB poses as a legitimate spiritual path with a master that has the supernatural powers to spiritually liberate individuals from the cycle of rebirths and install them in Sach Khand (heaven).
This path steals your faith and trust, falsely giving hope for salvation and a blissfull afterlife. This is injurious because once RSSB is recognized for what it is some followers are left disillusioned, without hope and in despair...their beloved guru is a fake and their path to god is obliterated.
RSSB is a criminal organization which under the guise of a legitimate path to salvation it uses the free work and donations (seva) of its followers to expand its wealth and scope of operations and power.
Just saying it like it is, imho.
They're a bunch of crooks, you know, bad guys. And the guru is the leader of the gang. He is the worst of the worst because he knows what he isn't. Apparently he has no shame or conscience in perpetuating this sham, this scam, this rip-off.
Wow. Mind meld. We were on a similar wavelength. I can show how by explaining the rather cryptic jottings that I shared above.
In my other blogging life, I write about all kinds of stuff, which includes rants about ripoff artists I've come across. Notably, a Corporation Compliance Recorder scam (I've saved people tens of thousands of dollars by alerting them to this, judging from the many "thank you" comments), and sleazy sales practices by Penguin Windows.
I called the latter post, "Buyer beware with Penguin Windows."
Lots of commenters agree with me. Some don't. That's fine, but this year the Washington state Attorney General got Penguin Windows to stop making false sales claims, so it looks like I correctly identified the company as ethics-impaired.