Not That It Matters

Not that it matters, but today is the last day of the month of October.

Actually, it should matter to the TLC membership, for two reasons:

  1. When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. tonight (November 1st, 2012), yet another of Jim’s prophesied “deliverance deadlines” will have come and gone, and
  2. (Possibly more relevant at the moment): your rent/mortgage is due tomorrow.

But don’t give up now!  Surely November will be different.

Jim Harmston Caught On Tape – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the Rodney Clowdus audio recording.  For Part 1, click here.  For background information, see here, here or here.

Jim Harmston Admits To Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child*- Part 2

*See:

  • Utah Criminal Code 76-5-404.4 for the definition of “Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child”, and
  • Utah Criminal Code 76-5-404.6 providing that if the abuser is in a special position of trust in relation to the victim (for example, a religious leader), the victim need only be under the age of 18 (rather than 14) for it to be considered criminal

 

Today’s Message

Today’s “Inner Circle” meeting had a very strong message.  Did you catch it?

The message was not about the character assassinations you witnessed.

The message was not about those who have recently left, and their many sins and transgressions.

The message was not about “how much better things are” now that more have “finally revealed themselves.”

Did you catch the message? You’ve heard it before, every time another victim breaks free:

If you leave Jim’s employ, this is exactly what he will do to you.  

Jim Harmston Caught On Tape – Part 1

Here is Part 1 of the Rodney Clowdus audio recording.  For background information, see here, here or here.

Jim Harmston Admits To Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child*- Part 1

*See:

  • Utah Criminal Code 76-5-404.4 for the definition of “Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child”, and
  • Utah Criminal Code 76-5-404.6 providing that if the abuser is in a special position of trust in relation to the victim (for example, a religious leader), the victim need only be under the age of 18 (rather than 14) for it to be considered criminal

 

How To Send Us Files

There have been a lot of requests for a way to send in large files (pictures, videos, audio files, PDFs, Word Documents, etc.)  Here is a quick, easy & anonymous way to send files up to 75MB*:

http://www.dropitto.me/manticult

Here is the password you’ll need:  tlc

That’s all you need – it doesn’t ask for your name, email address or anything else.  All you need is the password and you can send in whatever you’d like (and no one – not even us – will know who sent it).

*If you have something larger than 75MB to send in, contact us and we’ll make special arrangements.

…It is an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation, and to all the pure in heart—

For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it—

Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—

These should then be attended to with great earnestness.

- Doctrine & Covenants 123:11-14

Taboo Subjects: Guest Opinion from “Anonymous” (PDF)

[Note from JMO: This is an unsolicited document that was sent in anonymously.  It is being posted here at the request of the author(s). Opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of JMO or manticult.com.  What appears here is just an excerpt - if you are interested in reading the full essay, you may download the full 62-page PDF document here.]

Begin excerpt:

This document uncovers and discusses all the secrets and taboo subjects that never have been addressed and never will be discussed in the TLC church. It is an expose of what the members are so completely blind to. This document was originally written to the church members at that time.

Can you handle the truth? Or do you choose to hold tight to your illusion of the truth. Do you choose to not simply turn your head and look?? See if your testimony and conviction can stand the test of reading this document of fact. Truth stands on it’s own. Lies and illusions crumble in the light of truth. Truth always reigns supreme and is the only thing standing in the end. So….see if you believe the truth. PUT  IT TO THE TEST!! Or is there fear in your heart that your conviction won’t stand. Ask yourself that question if you dare?

As you read this document, it is vital that as you read that you ask yourself with each point that is made…is the principle of the point, (agency oriented or force oriented). It will become clear as to the truth of it.

Some of this document was taken from…

http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-cult_q0.html

One of the most effective ways to deceive people is to first gain their trust. Then, tell them things that will build up their hope for a future where they will have glory, power, dominion and the like. Then, when those things don’t happen, make believable justifications for it. And then, seeing that they still trust you, continue to build up their hope on other related things and continue to do this over and over, conditioning their minds deeper and deeper until they automatically numb out and become incoherently blind to the fact that nothing has or will happen. That they are just following along on false hope. This is all done by using the hope of the people to lure and set them up into self deception. Their strong hope in the promised future keeps them from seeing the truth that they are being led along in deception…

[...snipped 60+ pages...]

…Jim may or may not have been called of God in the beginning days of the TLC church. But because of his pride, his carnality and other factors, he is now the leader of a destructive cult that is self deceptive. Whose members are functioning under a false hope. The reason some left the church in the beginning was because they could see where Jim was going with it. Those that remained were not so awake and not so able to act on their own conscience. They wanted a King, a man to lead them and that is what they got.

Why is it that Jim often says, “you won’t hear these kinds of things being talked about anywhere in the world.” He is actually boasting, in pride about the things that are being talked about. How often doest he do this? Is that what a humble man does? Or is that what a prideful man does? He is boasting in a self righteous, self justified, holier than thou mind set. It is pretty easy to see when you are not emotionally invested with Jim.

These are my observations. You can choose for yourself. There never was nor will ever be a forum in the church where there is no intimidation where the members can speak their minds freely. The truth would come forward if that were to happen. And if the truth were to be known, the church would fall apart.

-Anonymous

End excerpt.

Download the full document – Click Here

[Note from JMO: This is an unsolicited posting that was sent in anonymously. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of JMO or manticult.com.]

 

So Now What? (Redux)

I know that the most recent failed prophecy is on everyone’s mind, so you’ve probably already forgotten about June 26th, 2011.  The details don’t really matter – it’s pretty much the same story, only the dates have changed.

After the disappointing no-show last June, a post was presented here to help those who might feel confusion about their revelations, Jim’s prophecies, how it can all still be true even when it isn’t (here in the realm of reality, anyway) and how to keep believing even when you’ve been proven wrong.

Here it is again — as it seems just as apropos now is at it was then (almost prophetic, some would say, though I wouldn’t dream of mimicking Jim’s hubris).  Only the dates have been changed, everything else has been left exactly as it was written last year.

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The 26th of June 1st of April has come and gone… and the question on everyone’s mind is “What now?”

We’re still in that “space of time” right after the failed event in which many still expect it to happen at any moment (i.e., “Immediately after the Solemn Assembly”). This can go on for several days, weeks or even months.

I have a little challenge for you: check back here in one year [June 26th, 2012 April 1st, 2013]… and another year will have gone by without “it happening.” Impossible for you to believe now… but when the year has come and gone, many will have convinced themselves that “of course, because we now know x, y and z!”

This is an interesting time. There’s a lot of scrambling going on, lots of people trying to make sense out of the insensible. But I’m here to help you navigate through the quagmire and help you keep your faith in Jim (even though you shouldn’t).

Find an excuse YOU can believe!

You have lots to choose from, but you are really looking for one you can believe in. This does not necessarily need to be the one you publicly embrace – that’s determined by what eventually becomes the party line (hint: ask Matt, Chris, Gale or Amandah what you “should” believe. Don’t ask Elaine, though). No, you’re looking for something that you can hold onto in your heart and believe even if it goes against the official version. Here are some examples:

  • We misheard the date
  • The YHWH don’t use the Gregorian calendar
  • We were seeking a sign… so it could not be given
  • Having physical manifestations of our faith would be too dangerous, as it opens the veil to the enemy
  • We missed some small detail in our preparations
  • Nothing was really prophesied. Our expectations were all self-induced and not because of Jim’s declarations
  • We have to be fully tested, and God is seeing who will be faithful even when we have every reason to doubt
  • God was sorting out the sign-seekers… now they will go away and it can “really” happen
  • We can’t have “total faith” unless we have absolutely NO outward signs (or physical fruits) that we hold the Fulness of the Priesthood
  • We are on an alternate time-line, and the events really did happen on the “real” timeline (you’ll see, when we go back in time and it all comes together)
  • Everything has already happened, we just didn’t recognize it at the time
  • Things aren’t desperate enough yet, we have to get to the point that we NEED deliverance
  • It’s important to the Plan to continue to appear to the world as if we’re failing (even if that means we had to ‘believe’ something that didn’t pan out)
  • Nobody said which June 26th April 1st…
  • This is all part of the “Refiner’s Fire
  • This is the part where we have to “endure to the end“, even when the end seems perpetually out of sight
  • This is just the briefest of moments of not understanding “why”, but it will all be worth it in the end
  • Nothing happens as you expect it to, so the fact that it didn’t happen is proof that it was true revelation
  • There are still those that need to be exposed and driven out, before the grand events can happen. Unfortunately, even Jim has to be kept in the dark as the Gods work their plan to drive them out
  • You are expected to live “as if” the prophecies came true (e.g., “You are a translated being”), before God will allow the effects to become manifest
  • Outward signs, “miracles”, and physical manifestations are for lesser vessels, those of weaker faith and lower standing. They are not for the exalted “High Gods” of the Inner Circle

(More will be added to this list as time goes on, so if you’re feeling confused and that doubt is starting to creep in, just come back and choose another!)

If you cannot find anything in the list above that will help you justify the failure of false prophecy, here is the mother of all reasons to continue to believe (even if you don’t):

“I have sacrificed too much, for too long, and at too dear a cost to throw it all away now. I’ve given up my family, my friends, my good name among men, my livelihood, and my agency. I HAVE to see it through, or I will have sacrificed it all for nothing. (Besides, there is nothing ‘out there’ for me, anyway – what will become of me if I leave Jim’s employ?”

It’s not true – but this kind of self-talk will keep you there in Manti (and doing as your told), even when all other excuses and justifications are no longer convincing.

You’ve got to have something to hold on to, or you might just (shudder) start thinking about leaving, living your life, and being responsible for your own decisions… and who wants that?

————–

The good news is that soon enough you’ll be caught up in preparing/hoping/waiting/sacrificing for the next “window of opportunity” and you’ll (mostly) forget all about the discomfort, confusion and disappointment that you’re feeling right now.  April 1st, 2012 will become “just another date”, one of many conveniently tucked away in the back recesses of your mind, and you can tell yourself that “It may not make sense, but it doesn’t matter because I feel peace about it.”

Just like last time.  And the time before.  And the time before that.  And the time before that… ad nauseum.

So now what?  Just keep on keepin’ on… because there’s nothing worse than admitting you were wrong.

Is there?

March 25th (Again)

Here we are again… another March 25th.

Yes, nothing has happened for twelve years, so one might be justified in thinking nothing will happen today, either.

But this one is different, because:

  1. Everyone quit their jobs, leaving no possible way for them to support themselves over the long-term
  2. Iniquity” has been purged from among the Inner Circle (including running the previous Patriarch out of the Inner Circle on the proverbial rail)
  3. Jim has declared (as God on Earth) that it’s different this time, and everyone’s revelation supports him in that declaration

I’m going to put my Magic 8-Ball to the test again, and see how it stacks up against Jim’s ability to prophesy:

JMO: Magic 8 Ball, will Jim receive deliverance and empowerment today? Will the three Nephites (or even just one of them) appear?  Will he be given translation?  Will there be any event that exists outside of the “mind’s eye” today that will confirm anything that Jim has declared and that the people have given up so much for?

Magic 8 Ball:

JMO: Ok, what about between now and April 1st, 2012?  Won’t Jim and his followers appear to the LDS General Conference cloaked in glory and power?  Won’t the LDS leadership finally see that Jim was right and they were wrong?  Jim has labored so long and so hard for this public, visible and ego-gratifying “I told you so.”  Won’t this happen just as Jim has prophesied?

Magic 8 Ball:

JMO:  I see.  So when Jim’s prophecies fail yet again (and a Magic 8-Ball is proven to be more accurate at predicting the future than Jim is), will anyone realize that they have once again been duped?  Will they finally stop allowing Jim to dictate to them in every area of their lives?  He tells them what to eat, what to wear, that they can’t have employment, to cut off ties with their families (including their own children), and even what they should be thinking… all because they believe he is God on Earth.

I guess what I’m trying to ask you, Magic 8-Ball, is this: after all the times Jim has given them false hope in Christ and proven to be a false prophet, will this latest fiasco bring anyone to their senses?  Will anyone dare stand up and say to him, “Where is your glory, why should I worship you?

Will anyone dare say out loud what they must already know deep down in their hearts: that the self-declared “Emperor” has no clothes?

Magic 8 Ball:

JMO:  I see.  Today will be the 11th day since the Solemn Assemblies started.  Jim declared that he would receive divine messengers and be translated on the night of March 15th, but it did not happen.

Each day has seen the continuation of the Solemn Assembly, and each day has brought disappointment and yet more “reasons” it hasn’t happened yet.  I expect the cycle will continue through April 1st (hope/anticipation, disappointment, reasons/excuses/scapegoating, and then back to hope/anticipation).

Around April 2nd, I would expect that some will begin wondering why they quit their jobs and put their families in such danger… and yet it was all for nothing.  Do you have any comments?

Magic 8-Ball:

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