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NM Sikh Cult Leader Dies, Honored by Governor
Hypatia
I'm reposting this story here in a thread of its own. I originally posted it in DT's thread titled: 'Minister Charged in Sex Sting'.

[url]http://www.cultnews.com/?p=1591[/url]

[quote][b]10.07.04
Governor of New Mexico flies flags at half mast for alleged
 
Hypatia
From what I've been able to determine it looks as though October 23, 2004 was the only year in which
Edited by Hypatia on 04/12/2009 17:39
 
catman
I suppose the Gov decided that since so many people were there, it was a good time to make a proclamation which would be popular with them (and hoping that no one else would notice or care).
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Skeeve
There is always that next election to worry about. He rolled his dice, and since this is the only site that I've heard anyone talking about it, he must of made a good roll.

My daily routine involves reading 3 or more major political blogs and various national and international news/blog sites and this story is well below the radar it seems.
"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
Sinny
Why would Governor Bill Richardson, a former US congressman, past Secretary of Energy and United Nations Ambassador agree to be a "keynote speaker" for such a specious group?

This is an interesting story that began decades ago.


Well that would explain one reason why it's been under the radar. It could also be because not many people read the times of India news.
 
Hypatia
Sinny wrote:

Well that would explain one reason why it's been under the radar. It could also be because not many people read the times of India news.


lol, true. But apparently there were reports in the local newspapers (I noticed as I was researching), but I thought it would be interesting to post some 'Sikh'-source written articles, since they contained the same information, but kind of from 'their' point of view (perhaps).

But definitely, at the time, this story was under the radar. The articles must have been very short and appeared on pages of the papers where they weren't very noticeable, and I never, ever heard any accounts of this on the local news.

Apparently this group of Sikhs contributed generously to Richardson's campaign, and we know how much easier it gets with every $$ to overlook that which probably exists to be overlooked.




 
Gurfateh
Articles about the Yogi Bhajan cult meltdown published at Sikh News Network:

Guru Singh Khalsa Testifies
http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/1455/fight-yogi-bhajan%E2%80%99s-empire

SSS Testifies
http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/1460/sss-testifies

Selling Golden Temple
http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/1469/selling-golden-temple

Bibijis Lawsuit
http://www.sikhnn.com/headlines/1505/bibijis-lawsuit

Yogi Bhajan's Dharma and First Trial
Interview with Dr. Connie Elsberg
http://www.sikhnn.com/views/yogi-bhajans-dharma-and-first-trial
 
Gurfateh
Yogi's Legacy in question:
http://special.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/24671927-41/yogi-khalsa-bhajan-leaders-members.csp

Rift threatens business empire
http://special.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/24578583-41/yogi-bhajan-golden-community-temple.csp

Khalsa vs Khalsa
http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-5502-khalsa-vs-khalsa.html?current_page=1

Death of a Yogi
http://wweek.com/portland/article-17701-death_of_a_yogi.html
 
Skeeve
Welcome to Atheists Today, Gurfateh.

I would be interested in what your opinion is on this, but not so interested that I'm going to click on almost a dozen links.

If you'd please take the time to at least quote some content from one or two links and maybe share your personal thoughts, it would greatly increase the chances someone will respond and keep the thread going.
 
Hypatia
Welcome Gurfateh.

Nothing personal, you understand, but I don't click on links made by new members. Once someone has somewhat established themselves as someone who is genuinely interested in participating and being an involved member here I reconsider that rule.

You didn't bother to provide any dialog or information in your posts about the links so that doubly insures I won't follow them.

Otherwise, hope you'll end up being a valued member of the site.

ETA - we have a 'Pleased to Meet You' forum where we welcome introductions by new members, so we can kind of get acquainted with one another better.
 
Gurfateh
I am a former student of Yogi Bhajan's and I found this site while researching the group. Currently the Yogi Bhajan cult is melting down, lawsuits flying, and a fascinating first trial in Portland. Been lots of articles written about it - many more than I posted. Give it a GOOGLE if you don't wish to click on the links I provided.

Here is the basic story:

Khalsa vs. Khalsa
A simmering lawsuit could decide the fate of a $1 billion Sikh empire
Corey Pein, SFReporter
7/7/10

The young woman locked the door to her office. In the hall, a man was shouting. He began pounding on her door.

She knew who it was, and she knew what he wanted. He wanted the keys.

The siege on the second floor was the most dramatic moment of a coup, years in the making, that went down seven months ago in dusty Espa
 
Hypatia
Religion is nothing but a huge business and this is just another one of 'em. Different practices and principles, same business game. And with that so often comes greed, greed, greed.

Same 'ol story, same 'ol song and dance.

Bah.
 
seeker
What better con than claiming a completely unverifiable, exclusive path to enlightenment. Why would a truly enlightened person need money?
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
Photon
[url=http://atheiststoday.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=820&pid=23168#post_23168]seeker wrote:[/url]

Why would a truly enlightened person need money?


What does God need with a starship?

One good line from a mostly forgettable movie.
 
catman
[url=http://atheiststoday.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=820&pid=23167#post_23167]Hypatia wrote:[/url]

Religion is nothing but a huge business and this is just another one of 'em. Different practices and principles, same business game. And with that so often comes greed, greed, greed.

Same 'ol story, same 'ol song and dance.

Bah.


I couldn't agree more. It is even more so when the religion promotes monetary gain. After all, wealth=godliness.
 
Bob of QF
Brilliant, Photon-- I couldn't agree more.

And yes-- all religions are basically flawed ideas.

If there were an actual deity behind >>any<
That simple fact would elevate such a group well above all the rest-- for who could compete with actual godlike wisdom and leadership?

No mere human-led group, certainly.

Thus, the proof of no gods, anywhere, is the utter lack of any noteworthy god-based groups...

... in fact? All are corrupt to the core-- as you'd expect from purely human guidance.
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
seeker
[url=http://atheiststoday.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=820&pid=23170#post_23170]Photon wrote:[/url]

[url=http://atheiststoday.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=820&pid=23168#post_23168]seeker wrote:[/url]

Why would a truly enlightened person need money?


What does God need with a starship?

One good line from a mostly forgettable movie.


They should have stopped at Wrath of Kahn.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
 
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