This advertisement appeared in a New Zealand newspaper on Saturday January 31. (You can click on it for a larger image.)
It is disappointing that there is some deception in the advertisement. There isn't any indication that the New Zealand organization is affiliated to the Philadelphia Church of God. That would seem to be obvious (to you and me!) when you see that the book Raising the Ruins is written by Stephen Flurry (son of Gerald Flurry, pastor general of PCG), and the Trumpet magazine (supplied as a free subscription) is published by the PCG.
Overall it seems very much like a thinly disguised recruitment drive for the church. There is further disappointment to be found in the coupon. The last sentence is, "I understand this is provided as a free educational service in the public interest and there is never any cost or obligation." Ex-COG people would no doubt argue that it can't be an 'educational' service in the true (secular) sense of the word, and 'in the public interest' is highly debatable to say the least! The phrase 'never any cost or obligation' would only apply to the book and magazine. We know very well that after new people have been indoctrinated there are regular substantial costs or tithes that have to be paid. In some cases, people cannot afford to pay the tithes, and they lose their life-savings in the process.
People are welcome to use these blog posts for research purposes. However, I certainly don't write them to make things easier for students (and others) who are often tempted to 'copy and paste' original writing, and present it as their own writing. In most cases it needs to be re-written in their words, and I would expect an entry in the references of the document - as is normal practice. If they include quotes (in quotation marks) please ensure that there is a reference to the original author.
Visits by Continents North America -- 58.4% Asia -- 12.7% Europe -- 12.3% unknown -- 10.9% Oceania/Australasia -- 4.1% South America -- 1.0% Africa -- 0.6%
Visits by Countries United States -- 50.1% unknown -- 10.9% Canada -- 8.2% India -- 7.3% United Kingdom -- 7.0% Australia -- 2.7% New Zealand -- 1.4% Singapore -- 0.9% (plus 101 others...)
Statistics and analysis by 'Site Meter'
Flippin, Arkansas, USA
sign in Flippin, Marion County, north Arkansas
Warning! - don't buy these...
... the salesmen are con-men.
By the way, don't believe anybody who says that di-hydrogen monoxide is toxic. 'Di' means two, and 'monoxide' means one oxide. So, H2 and O ... H2O (water).
Global Temperatures Since 1979 :-
Please note the authors of the graph say the trend curve should not be construed as having any predictive value whatsoever.
Graph by Dr Roy Spencer and Dr John Christy, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
Graph picture :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Aug_2012.png
Blog page :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/2012/09/uah-global-temperature-update-for-august-2012-0-34-deg-c/
Global Temperatures Since 1979
Graph picture :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_Oct_2012_v5.5.png
Blog page :- http://www.drroyspencer.com/2012/11/uah-v5-5-global-temp-update-for-october-2012-0-33-deg-c/
Natural Warming During Last 10,000 Years :-
Graph picture :- http://iceagenow.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Easterbrook-Natural_global_warming.jpg
Blog page :- http://iceagenow.info/2010/05/temperatures-were-warmer-than-today-for-most-of-the-past-10000-years/
"Created by Cuffy and Clow in 1997, and based on Greenland ice core records, this chart shows global temperatures for the past 15,000 years."
"Temperatures have been warmer than today for almost all of the past 10,000 years."
“ 'Natural global warming much more intense than modern warming has occurred many times in the geologic past without CO2 change,' said Easterbrook."