||[Nov. 30th, 2009|07:51 pm]
While we were at work today someone delivered a religious magazine. I took pictures of a couple of the pages in it, about how giving money to the church can solve your financial problems and going into some detail about the problems with feminism. My intent was mostly just to point and laugh. But then I checked Wikipedia and now I'm just angry, in a rehearsing-what-to-say-to-them-if-they-come-round-again kind of way.
(I had a very nice weekend though!)
Oh yeah, UCKG are a dodgy bunch all right, and very big in South London.
The one thing they are handy for is waving at people who try to pull the, 'but you're just attacking a straw man - no real modern Christian really believes in (Satan, interventionist God, Doomsday, curses and blessings etc)'. Um, yeah, they do. Look.
Edited at 2009-12-01 12:18 pm (UTC)
2009-12-01 09:35 am (UTC)
Say what you want about the UCKG but if you to afaid to see what they have to offer to help that's your problem. I attend the UCKG in the North I came with serious problems to a point where I wanted to commit suicide, my mum invited me and I was just as every bit against the Uckg as you were, I thought they were dogey just as that previous comment suggested but I was brave enough to find out for my self and I was 17! To cut the long story short I was 100% totally wrong about the UCKG and well from being a person who wanted to end my life, I dropped out of school when I was 14 to now a person who is really happy, joyful, to working on a International website company, building websites for people. My story has so much more to tell but don't want to waste anymore of your precious time next time check out the UCKG website if your brave enough.
Interesting - I found feminism at 17, and now I'm a really happy, joyful person...
Dear anonymous person
I doubt you will read this, but I'm really pleased for you that managed to overcome the problems you had as a teenager. I too have suffered with depression and know how difficult it can be.
However, your positive experiences don't mean that UCKG doesn't exhibit cult-like behaviour, make financial demands on its followers, put the lives of vulnerable people as risk, and oppress women. I suggest that you read more widely around the subject - the Wikipedia article linked to above is a good place to start, and you'll find lots of links to other websites and news reports at the bottom of the article.
A word of advice - you'll garner much more respect if you sign your posts, either with your Livejournal ID, or your name or a link to your own blog or website if you don't have a Livejournal. Not doing so can often be taken for cowardice and an unwillingness to be open about your convictions and engage in debate - not ideal when you're maligning other people for being 'afraid' or not 'brave enough' to visit UCKG's website.
By the way, I have visited the website, and wasn't impressed - particularly by some of the ludicrous supersititions (witchcraft, curses, possession etc) being propounded in the forums.
Looks like they're adept web stalkers too. Bet you get another visit!