On Apr 7, 2006, at 9:48 AM, markmeredith2002 wrote: > Those full-time in the tmo definitely honor the titles, though I don't > consider that insane. My main problem here is that MMY is still > giving out aristocratic titles and positions of authority to people > based on their financial contributions, which has been ongoing since > the 108 days. I'm all for recognizing people who contribute to > whatever cause, but I think basing a spiritual mov't so much on money > all these yrs has undermined the heart value of the rank and file.
It's interesting that you mention this, the thought just struck me that this type of thing is going on constantly in the west, it's just that most probably never aware of it. I'm referring to the buying of titles. It's actually quite a big business. What it usually involves is giving money to some foreign ruler, most who no longer rule a country or are simply members of royal families. If you pay enough money they will give you a title. This will authorize you to be able to wear certain regalia, add certain titles to your name, etc. And every now and then you can pay money to hang with various royals. It's also popular in Neo-Templar circles where you pay money to enter some religious order. It's quite expensive, but some people are really into it, holding fancy parties where they congregate and act like they're actually royalty. It just dawned on me that this is basically the same scam. I always knew it was a scam, but this puts it in perspective. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/