--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Apr 7, 2006, at 9:48 AM, markmeredith2002 wrote:
> > Those full-time in the tmo definitely honor the titles, though I 
> > consider that insane.  My main problem here is that MMY is still
> > giving out aristocratic titles and positions of authority to 
> > based on their financial contributions, which has been ongoing 
> > 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 
> > 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 
> that most probably never aware of it. I'm referring to the buying 
> titles. It's actually quite a big business. What it usually 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> knew it was a scam, but this puts it in perspective.

In the case of the Rajahs, its more than that. The Millionaires 
Course could be seen that way to a certain extent, but the Rajahs are 
expected to actually *administrate* which is a big difference, IMHO.

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