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Old 12-12-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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I've long wanted to do a comic strip on the LC. But I'm not much of an artist. I finally found some software to help. Below is my first installment. I hope you like it. More to come.

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These are great!

...care to share the software?

A few sketches of the following would be of interest

-bearing/gaining fruit off the campuses

-going to the FTTA

-dating in the church life

-taking the ground in a locality
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Thanks and thanks for the ideas!

It's www.toondoo.com
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Funny cartoons, Igzy! "The truth hurts", I'm laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.
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Funny cartoons, Igzy! "The truth hurts", I'm laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.
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I really like these. Keep them coming.
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I really like these. Keep them coming.
I love the stick-man gestures. So informative.
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LOL! Does the upside down guy have his eyes closed? Ah, these stick figures do limit the animation possibilities
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So many times when I got manipulated into something against my will, I would get strongly exhorted to "take a stand." It was really the "spiritual" equivalent of "bend over."
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Best one so far!

Having spent lots of time with the college kids outside the meetings, I know this fits.
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The guy on the left will NOT be a recurring character, as he will soon be sued into silence
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Great story.

"Inspired by true events."
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Welcome to the Hotel CaliforNeeLee

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
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After a hiatus, MOTA returns!

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In the LC this is called "the vision". In order to participate in the discussion you have to have the vision. There will be some questionable assertion by the MOTA, and then you'll need the vision. Otherwise you don't get it, because it makes little if any sense. "You just need the vision, brother".
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In the LC this is called "the vision". In order to participate in the discussion you have to have the vision. There will be some questionable assertion by the MOTA, and then you'll need the vision. Otherwise you don't get it, because it makes little if any sense. "You just need the vision, brother".
There is faith, there is blind faith, and there is stupid faith.

Guess which kind "the vision" requires.
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There is faith, there is blind faith, and there is stupid faith.

Guess which kind "the vision" requires.
Misplaced faith.
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Hat tip to aron for this idea!

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Now that's a great one. Good job bro.
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Now that's a great one. Good job bro.
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Another hat tip to aron for this idea!

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Re: Strip #24, panel 3

It is probably significant that the letters were addressed to the angel of the church in that city. Not to the elders or to the church in general. And yes it does trump the "street address" idea that I heard in a LC meeting. "The Lord knows those who are His" - I don't think the angel needed a physical set of coordinates from Jesus. It was understood who was the Lord's flock. A Book Publisher doesn't determine this.

Now, as to multiple assemblies: We have the epistle to the Romans which tells them to "greet the church" in someone's house (16:5), a house in Rome, I presume. So "ekklesia" could mean what we call "meeting", like "the home meeting in Sister Smith's house". This is corroborated by Acts 17 where the city clerk dismisses the "ekklesia" which is clearly not what we'd call a "church" but would be called a "meeting" or "gathering" or "assembly" (v.41). It was an ekklesia, just not a very pleasant one. Furthermore, Jesus spoke of "my ekklesia", meaning there were ekklesia not of Jesus, like the one dismissed by the city clerk in Acts 17. If one looks at the usage of the word "ekklesia" in the first century, this NT usage is consistent with that. There were multiple ekklesia occurring in any given metropolis. Some were of Jesus, some were not.

And the Lord knows who are His. The question is, do we? Do we know God, or rather are we known by Him? I think this is in our living, and we all need to look to ourselves. This is the "practical church life" - how we behave, and how we treat others. This is not determined by a Book Publishing House, sorry. The Lord knows who are His. So let us abstain from poor behavior, and make the glad confession, and endevour to go on together, best as we can.

And I do apologize for my overly sharp tone. I see poor arguments and people getting carried along by them, and the damage caused. So I get exasperated. But my lack of peace and charity is my own issue. Mea culpa. I'm working on it.
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And I do apologize for my overly sharp tone. I see poor arguments and people getting carried along by them, and the damage caused. So I get exasperated. But my lack of peace and charity is my own issue. Mea culpa. I'm working on it.
Me too. I have a neighbor friend who is a devout, believing Catholic, who counsels clients in his law practice. One day in passing, he said sarcasm comes from the Greek words "cut flesh." Until then I had always considered sarcasm to be a highly effective means of communication. Something to consider.
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And the Lord knows who are His. The question is, do we? Do we know God, or rather are we known by Him? I think this is in our living, and we all need to look to ourselves. This is the "practical church life" - how we behave, and how we treat others. This is not determined by a Book Publishing House, sorry.
This is the key point. If the servants in the parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matt 13) were not able to discern real believers from false believers, then certainly we are not able to discern real churches from false churches. Presuming to be the judges of what were real and false churches is one of the most stunningly arrogant moves of the LR, which has a lot of them.


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You aren't the only one, bro.
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As I was told, "Billy Graham didn't see the church." And more pathetically, "anyone can give birth to many babies, but who is raising them up?"
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As I was told, "Billy Graham didn't see the church." And more pathetically, "anyone can give birth to many babies, but who is raising them up?"
Billy Graham saw the Church better than anyone in the LR ever has.

"Anyone?"... "Anyone?"

Billy Graham was one of a kind. He reached more people that probably the next 50 best evangelists together did.

But "anyone" could do it? "Anyone..."

That's LR arrogance for you right there.
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Billy Graham saw the Church better than anyone in the LR ever has.

"Anyone?"... "Anyone?"

Billy Graham was one of a kind. He reached more people that probably the next 50 best evangelists together did.

But "anyone" could do it? "Anyone..."

That's LR arrogance for you right there.
It's so sad that our conscience can be alerted to fleshly and immoral sins, but still be so numb to pride.
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Hah! Keep em comin Igzy!
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Thanks, JJ! As long as I keep getting good ideas, I will.
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I am reading about the Enron collapse which was all about this one crook named Fastow who is eerily reminiscent of WL in certain respects. Many people in the company felt he was naive, a fool, poorly educated, a lightweight, and made incredibly foolish blunders in some of the things he said.

However he was very vindictive, anyone who said a word against him got fired, or reassigned to the far reaches of the company. He had a small cadre of very loyal underlings (think PL, etc). They were more than happy to be criminal in return for lots and lots of extra money.

Finally, he portrayed himself as the greatest CFO, who was doing "unique" and "creative" things. Anyone who disagreed with him was a cow who lacked creativity. They were lambasted for being overly focused on rules.

It is very clear in hindsight that his actions were criminal, what is not so clear is if he realized he was a criminal and the whole spiel was simply a scam, or if he was so naive as to be deceived as well.

Anyway his MO was jedi mind tricks to cheat on the taxes and earnings statements.
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I am reading about the Enron collapse which was all about this one crook named Fastow who is eerily reminiscent of WL in certain respects. Many people in the company felt he was naive, a fool, poorly educated, a lightweight, and made incredibly foolish blunders in some of the things he said.

However he was very vindictive, anyone who said a word against him got fired, or reassigned to the far reaches of the company. He had a small cadre of very loyal underlings (think PL, etc). They were more than happy to be criminal in return for lots and lots of extra money.

Finally, he portrayed himself as the greatest CFO, who was doing "unique" and "creative" things. Anyone who disagreed with him was a cow who lacked creativity. They were lambasted for being overly focused on rules.

It is very clear in hindsight that his actions were criminal, what is not so clear is if he realized he was a criminal and the whole spiel was simply a scam, or if he was so naive as to be deceived as well.

Anyway his MO was jedi mind tricks to cheat on the taxes and earnings statements.
These megalomanics all have a few things in common:
  • Exaggerated sense of self worth
  • Deep feeling that laws are for others
  • Disdainful, condescending attitude
  • Dismissed or attacked all critics
  • Maintain cadre of minions who placed loyalty above integrity
  • Ingrained conviction of self-righteousness
  • Permitted no peers who might provide balance
  • Become very successful in the short term fueling bad behavior
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Another tip of the cap to aron for this idea!

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As "proof" of this, I tell you all that "I can't even control a single mosquito!"
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This last one is hilarious, Igzy. I witnessed young people in TLR playing video games together.... and thought “there’s something that would never have been thinkable in the 1980’s.” Depending on the game it might be a good thing.
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Thanks JJ!
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I recall WL calling religion the egg shell, and Jesus was the chicken. I guess this means the LC was the nut shell.
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Just a note: This was meant in good fun. I'm not actually saying here that LR members are nuts. I'm saying that Lee's attitude implies he expects them to be a little nutty.

His attitude actually reflected this. He was coy about publicly saying he was an apostle. His obvious reasoning was that he didn't want to open himself to ridicule. The fact is he knew the claim was nutty.

Yet, on the other hand, he clearly wanted his followers to think he was some kind of major apostle. Which means, as the comic satirizes, he expected them to accept the nuttiness of it, meaning he expected them to be a little nutty.

This continues with the current leadership. Clearly they think Lee was a major apostle, yet they are oddly timid to declare this publicly. On the one hand, they expect all followers to give him such respect, honor and corresponding obedience, on the other hand they are hedging their bets publicly, because they know they would be made to look foolish if they actually declared what they believe.

Simply put, it is double-mindedness and duplicity, which in the end is nutty.
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This continues with the current leadership. Clearly they think Lee was a major apostle, yet they are oddly timid to declare this publicly. ...
Simply put, it is double-mindedness and duplicity, which in the end is nutty.

Not only are they "timid" to declare their relationship with Witness Lee and the Local Churches, they do not hesitate to offer disingenuous statements to the public as follows in two newspaper articles where long time elder, Jerry McGill, is interviewed:

The Dallas Morning News: October 20, 1995
SpringPark residents oppose church
Religious group to continue seeking site

Jayne Noble Staff Writer of The Dallas Morning News
GARLAND - Hundreds of homeowners around the SpringPark addition have signed a petition opposed to The Church in Richardson moving into their neighborhood.

Mr. (Jerry) McGill said that he is aware of the organization, which sometimes is called The Local Church and is named after the cities where services are held. But Mr. McGill said The Church in Richardson does not have any "official ties with any church."

"We have no central headquarters . . . no organizational leader or ties to anything," he said. "We're an independent,Bible-believing church with no affiliation . . . just like a lot of churches in Garland."



"The Dallas Morning News
November 8, 1995
Residents fighting church
Lawyer hired to halt a move to Garland

Jayne Noble Staff Writer of The Dallas Morning News

GARLAND - Homeowners near the SpringPark addition have hired an attorney to fight plans by The Church in Richardson to move into their neighborhood." ...

"Some people say they are also concerned about the church's practices and its ties to other churches in Austin and Arlington, whose members profess to follow a Chinese spiritual leader named Witness Lee.

The churches are sometimes called Local Churches and are named after the cities where services are held.

(...Quoting Jerry McGill, elder in The Church in Richardson: )

Mr. McGill said this week that he has "had fellowship" with those churches, but that each is independent and that members "don't consider that the church, as the body of Christ, is an organization."

This is total prevarication. Jerry McGill, not only "has knowledge" of and "had fellowship with", McGill had been meeting with the Church in Dallas for years in various leadership roles, and had been to many trainings and conferences with Witness Lee. He was attempting to minimize his relationship with the Witness Lee in order to assuage the skepticism of the home owners in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas...clearly hiding something.

Ultimately the residents of Spring Park prevailed. The Church in Richardson was unsuccessful in getting the zoning laws changed so they could "build a church" in their neighborhood.

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This will be last MOTA for awhile. I'm going to take a break and recharge my batteries. Thanks!

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