Marshall Vian Summers claims to be receiving a new message from God. Over the past thirty years, Summers has recorded more than 800 spoken revelations while living in seclusion in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. He claims these revelations come from God and are being given to him by angelic emissaries.
When asked about his "New Message," Summers said, "It was revealed to me by an Angel of God, a powerful, mysterious presence that filled my mind and the surrounding environment with grace."
In the beginning, Summers found believers in his wife, his son and a small group of committed students. Yet now, a growing number of people are staking their faith in Summers' claims, and most live far from Colorado.From South Korea to Uganda to Saudi Arabia, people are congregating virtually on Summers' website, and his organization regularly releases translations in seven languages.
With followers worldwide, Summers' organization has turned to live internet broadcasting to preach the word. One Sunday a month, Summers presents via webcast an "original revelation of the New Message from God" to his viewers.
And on February 6th, Summers will descend Moses-like from his proverbial mountain in the Rockies to offer his newest digital stone tablets from God. This month's release: a 47-minute revelation entitled "Deeper Recognition in Relationships."
Thoughts? Besides "He is full of crap."
First of all, great find, Suzanne - I expected a link from Student, and it looks like we have several below your post, but I'm surprised that you, not he, came up with one first.
In the 1970's anthropologist Desmond Morris wrote a book, The Naked Ape, around the same time, Robert Ardry wrote The Territorial Imperative. In one of those two books - I don't recall which, but it most likely was Morris - the author came up with what he called a sociological formula, amity = enmity + hazard. He explained this as the degree to which two groups form an alliance is equal to the amount of enmity they originally had, but were willing to set aside to mutually cope with a hazard. His example was an island in a river during a forest fire, on which one may well find cougars, rabbits and deer (Oh my!), yet they exist there in harmony, due to the mutual hazard of the fire. Once the fire is extinguished, or has passed by, and the animals regain shore, it's business as usual, but for that brief time, they all live in peaceful coexistence.
I wonder, could Reagan have been trying to manufacture such a crisis, to achieve global cohesion? I don't know, but it's worth considering.
Robert Ardry - I looked it up :)
Oh, I am sure a lot of governments do it, that's why everybody is screened at airports - the axis of evil and Weapons of Mass Destruction etc. and certainly churches - it is their life blood - fear and catastrophe.
But I do think Reagan believed it, man of very little brain, as does Stud, but I am also sure there are lot of high flying xians who do not believe. That is what I hate most, generally, hypocrisy.
Oh, I know the most powerful man on the planet, the President of US, beleived in Aliens and Astrology. Here is where I read about Ronnie Reagan -
But Stud won't answer my question - I am not questioning UFO's - I am questioning the charlatan marshall, who says an angel is talking to him, in his head, and god is sending the message to the angel, then the angel sends the message to marshall - and Voila - we have aliens snatching the bodies of earths good citizens and are up to no good. And a lovely group of people have taken up marshall's cause, and marshall is busily putting out books, and filling people with fear, that we are in dire danger.
No god = no angel, talking or otherwise = no alien body snatchers = no fear :D
And he is grooming his indoctrinated son to take over the reigns when daddy falls off the twig. Very sad.
Tsk, Tsk, Stud, there you go, getting angry again :D
Tell me how you jump from talking angels inside marshall's head to aliens turning into body snatchers?