Sunday, January 22, 2006

They Leave Better People

Tape: Boats Don’t Have Breaks

Speakers: Doug & Amie Weir

Stock Number: JM33

Recording Type: ‘Basic Mix’

Brief Review:

This is a classic ‘basic mix’ which had absolutely no teaching, nothing of any real redeeming quality, and certainly didn’t have much to do with building a Quixtar business, it is nothing but Rah Rah. We hear about the Porsche, the boat, and little motivational tidbits of common sense data.

Cult-like aspects:

Doug is talking about the Porsche and says that kids are open about it being a ‘cool car’ but adults don’t have a good enough self image to appreciate a cool car. The people in the business, however, are open to such things. The root of adults not acknowledging that you have a cool car is status. [This point suggests that there is a serious problem with your self-image that they can fix in this business.]

This business is an adventure, a challenge, and Doug describes that his co-workers at IBM were doing nothing with their lives, even calling them ‘boring’. He basically moves through all the things that people were doing to have fun living and suggesting that all of them were boring except one thing: BWW. The BWW people were going on road trips, staying up late, listening to tapes, going to conventions. [First, many former cult members site a ‘sense of adventure’ in what they were doing, even if it was a mundane; the reason for this lies in having a sense of accomplishment as the group moves in the same direction. Second, how could he find listening to tapes, staying up late talking, and going to conventions as exciting? I do not follow from am outside perspective.]

Amie is talking about loving people and using things and says that they do not put things up on a pedestal, but they do put up people out of respect. [This is scary, and something I have commented on before. In this system, there is so much loyalty to the upline that they are one step below being worshiped.]

Amie starts to talk about priorities and suggests that people’s priorities are out of line. Her early personal example is that she did not want to miss volleyball night to go to an Open Meeting. She said “My mind was so messed up that [volleyball] was a priority that I didn’t know how to make my financial future a priority.” [The implication is that they have the solution here in this business to keep the priorities properly in line.]

“We’ve got a unique ministry because we meet people at their needs and we meet needs that no other ministry no other group of people are out their meeting.” Doug goes on to talk about how people are in their downline not for houses, cars, etc, but because they needed someone to believe in them which this couple does. “There is a huge part of the numbers of people that are coming into your business and a lot of them will go. They’re the ones that we minister to. They’re the ones we affect; they’re the ones that after their association with us they leave better people, they are the ones that we made a difference to.”

Catalog of covetousness for those materialistic people:

Amie has a new Porsche with the license plate ‘JOB FREE’

He has a new motorcycle, but got a Ford F-150, paid cash, extended cab, extended bed, just to transport the motorcycle in.

Cobalt 232 boat

All the Ruby ladies went shopping for brand new dresses and other clothing for the function.

Wonderful Faulty Theology:

Doug starts to go off about his car, first looking at it and thinking, ‘this is a cool car, I don’t believe this is my car’, but later, people start looking at you as having a really cool car, and then that makes you feel good because you have a really cool car. He ends this by sating that ‘maybe that is wrong, but its really fun having a cool car’. [A few verses come to mind when I hear this: James 4:6 – “God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. And the other is 1 John 2:15 – “Do not love the world, nor the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Does this mean you should not have a nice car? No, but this talk makes it clear that Doug derives a satisfaction from that car. Such satisfaction is to be achieved from God alone.]

Doug says that the Diamond lifestyle is the “Ultimate Lifestyle it is the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want because you are no longer controlled by money.” [This is deadly; God is in control, not you. You are to take all your worries and anxieties and place them on Him. Having money is not the path to freedom; it is a dangerous path which many fall into the temptations of the love of money (1 Timothy 6:8-10).]

In all this, Amie lists her priorities: God first, Spouse and children next, country. [These are directly repeated from Bill Britt tapes. Let us perform the ‘priorities in line’ test from Matthew 19:16-26. Let us see, do you love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul? Doug lies, demonstrates and teaches civil disobedience, and breaks the law. People who place God as their first priority do not demonstrate such characteristics. Please read Matthew 7:15-23.]

Teaching Points:

It will take some trying and failing to build the business, but your upline is always there to coach you on what to do next.

Doug and Amie are doing this to help people, even if the people do not stay in the program.

Other Notes:

As is common with Doug Weir, he demonstrates disrespect for authorities, in this case, the legal issues as he pokes fun at the disclaimer, stating it jokingly at the start of his talk. Everyone laughs at this. He continues this same attitude making a joke about a ‘professional driver’ getting the Porsche up over 62 MPH.

Amie gets the kids of her downline motivated about the business by picking them up in the Porsche or boat so that the kids will ask when they will go diamond and get a Porsche or boat.


Blogger rara said...

Ok, so they have a ministry, right? Why must they minister only to their downline? Would they still minister to their downline if the downline quit the biz? If they are true selfless ministers, they shouldn't discriminate.

It's a load of hogwash, "ministering" only to people you have a vested financial interest in. Whatever.

Thu Apr 06, 06:03:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger xanadustc said...

I fully agree. It is easy to justify away everything that they do as being in the name of Christ when in reality, in the name of BWW would be a better description.

Peace in Christ,

Thu Apr 06, 09:24:00 PM GMT-5  

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