Sunday, 21 June 2009

Laughter is the Best Medicine

According to a report by Dill Weed, Ronnie Weinland's appearance at IdeaCity in Toronto brought forth... laughter.

God's Super-duper Witness spoke to a bunch of elite Canadians who actually paid for the privilege... and there was laughter!

Sit down Ron, let me explain it to you. Would you like a cup of tea first? No? Well, okay, it's like this.

You are a noodle-head. Now please don't take that personally. Maybe there's a genetic flaw. You might not be totally responsible for your delusions of self-importance.

How to put this gently... you were the light entertainment.

Now, now Ron, worse things happen at sea. Take this box of tissues. If at any time you feel faint, just put your head down between your knees and wriggle your toes.

Have you ever heard the story of the Emperor's New Clothes Ron? Well, you're kind of like the Emperor and the tailors! Your theology (using that term loosely) is built of nothing more than hot air, and anyone with an ounce of sense can see that you're buck-naked (thankfully we're using a metaphor here Ron. Do you want me to explain that?) The Emperor was conned by a couple of shyster tailors Ron, but you seem to have done it to yourself. Which is kind of sad really. Not as sad as the poor jerks you've convinced, of course - the ones who sacrifice to bankroll your megalomania - but still sad.

Public scorn and rejection won't change your money-raking success though, will it Ron? You'll just puff out your persecution complex and carry on regardless.

But those folk at IdeaCity knew, and Ron, so do we. Good grief Ron, even Bob Thiel knows.

Maybe you're mad, or just bad, in need of therapy, or just plain greedy. Not my place to say.

But Dill Weed - and the other bloggers who've been snapping at your heels - have it right.

Are you familiar with the concept of repentance Ron? How about restitution? Does the word humility enter your vocabulary somewhere Ron? No, not as a club to bludgeon the sheeple Ron, I mean to apply to yourself and your activities?

What's that Ron? You'll have the last laugh?

Well, okay, that's nice. No, you can keep the box of tissues. You're free to go, I know you're a busy man, what with clearing the post office box for tithe checks and all. What's that? Just my opinion? Yes, you're absolutely right, just my opinion, and what would I know - or those wicked people in Toronto for that matter.

What's that? Me laughing too? Oh Ron, how could you think it?


Anonymous said...

Those who made the MAJOR MISTAKE of sending real live money to that clown Ronald McWeinland will find it the hardest to laugh about that whole sick joke of an unprofitable false prophet.

Dill Weed said...

He who scoffs first has a good chance of scoffing last.

Next week, Ronald Weinland poses an important question.

Dill Weed

Mark said...

It all comes down to this:

Self-proclaimed prophets cannot find a job with other COGs when their prophecies fail. He only has THREE options: 1) keep the ruse going as long as possible through shifting timelines, 2) filter as much money as possible into offshore accounts so that he can live comfortably in Europe for the rest of his life on the funds illegitimately given, or 3) work at Wal-Mart as a greater.
My guess is on #2. This is Weinland's job- his livelihood. He has nothing else after this and he knows it. With him cozying up to the idea that the tribulation is a long ways off, he must start thinking about his retirement and what he will do after his ministry falls apart. He knows he can't keep it up forever. Right now, he's just testing how naive his suckers are who keep sending him their money. His children are the ones socking his money away for him as he is diverting the church's income to offshore accounts. The IRS smells a cheat, and so they should.

jack635 said...

Moses Znaimer is intelligent, powerful, and rich. It does not take a great deal of imagination to understand why he invited Ronald Weinland to a collection of the brightest minds in the world.

Idea City is to gather together people who can speak about creative ingenuity and the positive path of development and technology in the future.

The whole event was about the great and wonderous things humans are going to do in the future.

There is nothing positive or creative and wonderous about Ron.

Moses provided some light entertainment that had nothing to do with embracing the great opportunities of the future.

Corky said...

Know whats more ludicrous and unbelievable than Ron Weinland?

People who listen to Ron Weinland.

Anonymous said...

Dill Weed said...

He who scoffs first has a good chance of scoffing last.

Dill Weed,

A "good chance," you say? Make that an excellent chance!

While I do NOT mock God or the Bible, I have noticed in life that those who actually mock and laugh at these worth-less-than-nothing lying false prophets do far better than those who take them seriously.

Those who take them seriously can end up crying seriously, and there is then no cure for the harm that has been done. At that point, it is too late for laughter to help. Better to laugh from start to finish. They may think that this is not nice, but then the lies that they tell in God's name and the stealing that they do in God's name are not nice either.

Anonymous said...

I thought I had attended some BS-fests before, but it seems that at Idea Fest the audience pretty much knew what they were getting into. Besides Weinland, people attending this $100.00 Canadian (that’s $200.00 in Monopoly Money) a day lecture series could also listen in on speakers billed as “a human powered adventurer”, “a human being”, “a mystical magic man”, “a marionette puppet master”, “a pop culture semiotician”, “a serious games research director”, “an enhancing evolution futurist”, “classic Canadian rockstars” (who are not either Rush or Triumph), “a dignified death advocate”, “the astro paparazzo to the stars”, “a disappearing males predictor” and “a medical cannabis advocate.”

And here I thought my pal’s “balloon act” was a dead end gig. At least if you see him you get something funny to wear on your head.

--Mark Lax

Lorenzo said...

Weinland is a false prophet most assuredly. However, the truth is that most people would probably laugh at a real witness also.
I mean, they do die don't they?

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine why Ron Weinland matters at all. With all the natural potential in humanity, this guy has wandered off the path of positive growth to sell blarney to hapless innocents. It's a very sad, wearying phenomenon.

Anonymous said...

"I can't imagine why Ron Weinland matters at all. With all the natural potential in humanity, this guy has wandered off the path of positive growth to sell blarney to hapless innocents. It's a very sad, wearying phenomenon."

That's exactly why he matters: he is selling blarney - carcinogenic blarney at that - to hapless innocents (perhaps more hapless than innocent.) The reformed "haplites" among us are under some obligation to call the cur out.

Dill Weed said...

Thumbs up on your avatar, Corky!

Dill Weed

Mike (Don't Drink the Flavor Aid) said...

This story has gone through some clarification on my blog. While Tom Harpur did speak immediately after the false prophet, and Tom Harpur did offend him, it was a stand-up comic who ultimately drove Ron away.

I've put up a new post on my blog this morning addressing another issue. There's discrepancy as to which day all this happened and when Ron said it did. Wouldn't be such a big deal except for the prophetic implications Ron mixed in which were definitely recognized by at least one person.

Anonymous said...

Those people at Idea City were lucky Ronnie didn't get really *issed off and rain fire and brimstone down. You don't mess around with the main witness and live to crow about it,look what happened to the leaders in LCG,PCG,RCOG,UCG all died a slow agonizing death. HUH!! YOU SAID THEY WERE STILL ALIVE!! The second witness must have overruled him,Laura must keep him in check like like Loma did Ole Herb,but one of these days the fun and games are over boys and girls and Ronnie The Terrible will ride the Four Horsemen,or was that four Thunders,humm can't remember.

Mike (Don't Drink the Flavor Aid) said...

"The second witness must have overruled him, Laura must keep him in check like like Loma did Ole Herb"

Oh Thank You!!! Thank you Laura, don't ever forsake me!!!! I owe you my life.