The latter is the quarterly rag produced by the remnants of the Holy Family, the Armstrongs; namely Mark, grandson of Herb and son of Ted.
The Living Armstrongism blog describes the MA style as "venomous, misanthropic invective". I completely agree. MA's writing drips with bitterness and stereotyping. It's hard to imagine anything less likely to reflect the sermon on the mount. It's a loveless message that owes more to nationalistic exceptionalism and loathing of progressive views than anything you'd identify with the teachings of Jesus.
When it comes to political invective, this Watch leaves little to the imagination. MA and his colleagues just spew it forth. If CGI is the slightly brighter side of Armstrongism, ICG - the gloriously misnamed Intercontinental Church of God (which seems to be a pet poodle sect tied to Mark Armstrong's Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association) is a bilious cul de sac.
TFCW has an editorial policy wrapped up in misanthropic and shallow readings of Bible passages. In the latest issue:
- MA has a hernia over "the Green solution to terror". Hint: Green isn't a good word in the Armstrong vocabulary.
- James Ricks provides a Bible Study (??) on the perils of socialism. How seriously you take a guy who thinks Karl Marx is spelled Carl Marx I'm not sure.
- Michael Armstrong (another member of the Holy Family?) postures as an expert on Venezuela.
- Garner Ted Armstrong is exhumed once again with an article on heaven.
- MA is back to fire spitballs at the pope over his willingness to engage in dialogue with an Islamic leader.
- The other features seem to be lifted from various politically agreeable sources.
Dear Mr. Armstrong,I can think of only one reason to download this drivel... simply to keep one's disgust fresh.
Praise God for your grandfather, your Dad, and you! The USA needs more of your kind. Thank you so much for this information. I agree one hundred percent!