As a child I loved reading the fables and fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson. The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, and The Snow Queen were among my favorites. I am not sure if the younger folk out there reading this are familiar with this fable, The Emporer’s New Clothes, or not. You don’t have the miles (age) under your belt yet like my fellow standers and I do (no disrespect meant for either generation).
According to The Phrase Finder, “Anderson’s tale involves a vain king who was preoccupied with his appearance and his wardrobe. A pair of swindlers took advantage of this by pretending to be able to weave the finest cloth, which couldn’t be seen by people who were either unfit for office or were particularly stupid. The king decided to have a suit of clothes made from the fabric in order to test which of his courtiers was unfit for office. As he didn’t want to appear stupid or unfit for rule himself, he pretended to be able to see the new clothes, as did all of his courtiers. He paraded the ‘new clothes’ through the streets and the onlookers, also not wishing to appear stupid, all admired them. A small child, who didn’t understand the apparent necessity for pretense, piped up ‘But he has nothing on!’. The bubble of pretense burst and soon all the onlookers were repeating what the child had said, whilst the king continued the procession, attempting to maintain his dignity by pretending that nothing had happened.” (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/the-emperors-new-clothes.html)
The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English offers the following conclusion: “this expression [The Emperor’s New Clothing] is often used to describe a situation in which people are afraid to criticize something because everyone else seems to think it is good or important.” (http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/emperor-s-new-clothes)
Along with the fable, Tactics only offers Scripture in the way of explanation as to why Anderson’s tale was chosen to represent and confront the Calvary Temple Cult. Ecclesiastes 1:96, and Revelation 3:17-19. (For other references see: Leviticus 19:15; Job 13:10; 1 Timothy 5:21; James 2:4)
So, what is Tactics saying here? This is what I think. I agree with what the Longman Dictionary has to say. The title of Anderson’s famous fable, when uttered, is all that is needed to express the thought that some leader has been caught with his pants down, so to speak, and his followers, for fear of being exposed themselves, are afraid to speak up.
This scenario works well and goes a long way to explain why Calvary Temple has become what it has, a dangerous and destructive cult. Bob Scott is the emperor who has been duped by Satan, also known as The Swindler. Because BS is a pathological narcissist, he fears being found out as fake, or wrong, or lying, or vain, or…well, you get the idea. The people of Calvarytempleland have been taken captive by both The Swindler and Emperor [wolf] Scott; therefore, they convince themselves that Emperor Scott is wearing clothes of righteousness, when in fact, he is as naked as a Jaybird. Because of this deception, the followers whisper among themselves, “Emperor Scott’s robes of righteousness do not exactly seem like they are there! But I’m not going to say anything! Are you kidding me? I’m not going to get dragged into meeting after meeting; ridiculed and maligned from the front of the room; shunned and made to feel like I am nothing! Forget it! Those robes of righteousness look just fine to me!”
Just like in our example, there are people in the Calvary Temple Cult that can see Bob Scott’s false shepherdhood. Some Bobites, for just a second, do shake themselves out of their stupor and finally see Truth: Bob’s clothing isn’t righteous, and that his Pharisaical robes are filthy rags. Emperor Bob, afraid of losing his kingdom and his earthly riches, is having none of it. The facade continues. Soon after, The Swindler swoops in and once again, covers the occupants of Calvarytempleland’s eyes with scales – Sigh – then the voice of the captives are heard, not exposing Calvary Temple, but instead they are again, covering up for their false shepherd.
I am sitting here at my little desk shaking my head. This is a sad, sad, sad tale – sad, but true. It is my belief that Tactics is using this April 19, 2014, installment to directly target the Calvary Temple congregants. Tactics is calling them out saying that there are people sitting in that horrible place that KNOW that Bob Scott is naked. They KNOW that he is a mean, vindictive, and destructive predator who flaunts his nakedness in their faces. Yet, they won’t speak out. Even when they realize how wrong they’ve been to follow this charlatan, they still sit there. And say nothing.
Tactics doesn’t say, “Shame on you!” but maybe Tactics should.
Like the little boy in the fable, we ex-CTers see, and we cry out that Bob Scott is naked, that he is not a pastor, but a ravenous wolf in shepherd’s clothing. We, for almost ten years, have been shouting from the rooftops that deception reeks in the kingdom of CTC. Rest assured that we will continue to sound the alarm of warning to anyone and everyone until God releases us from this task. Lives are at stake. Entire families are at risk. Please listen. Calvary Temple is not a safe place. Please, please stay far away.
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