from the full edition of CLERGY SECRETS.
“Criminal minds” exist in many places. Their hallmark identification is that they feel that they “deserve” without honestly having to earn. In the case of clergy church officials, they feel that they “deserve” to easily use the lectionary to rerun past services, reuse sermons, and systematically avoid most scripture – as they call it “tradition” – instead of exerting the diligence themselves that is needed to explore scripture or lead with honest innovation.
The term “criminal minds” perhaps first suggests thoughts of gangsters, robbers, and dishonest business people. In the “bigger picture” however, gangsters, robbers, and dishonest business people have only committed a small fraction of the dishonesties done by all “criminal minds.” The greatest examples of “criminal minds” actually exist in the realms of religion and politics. In the realms of religion and politics, criminal minded “authorities” dishonestly camouflage their own self-interests inside of false altruistic notions about their supposedly being “for others” and/or “serving.” Unquestioned and unchallenged “traditional practices” in both religion and government often indicate Orwellian criminal stealing on grand institutionalized scales.
1. “Consider Dostoevsky’s analysis of the criminal mind in his masterwork ‘Crime and Punishment’: The criminal assumption is that one has the right and authority to take or confiscate values earned by others so long as someone else [including the criminal himself] has a need for those values (page 204 of Global Wealth Power!).” – Eric Savage
2. “Instead of focusing on earning values, the criminal mind conjures up rationalizations as to why one deserves values earned by another. ‘Earn’ is replaced with ‘deserve.’ The responsibility to provide that deserved value is then automatically placed on someone else (page 204 of Global Wealth Power!).” – Eric Savage
3. “The criminal mind functions through destructive rationalizations that subvert the ability to produce competitive values. A person with a criminally-minded mindset stops exerting the honesty, effort, and integrations to effectively deal with problems and build competitive values (page 204 of Global Wealth Power!).” – Eric Savage
4. “Dostoevsky’s analysis of the criminal mind demonstrates that the criminally minded thinking mode always inverts the concepts of self-responsibility, discipline, and effort (page 205 of Global Wealth Power!).” – Eric Savage
5. “Almost all politicians and their cohorts [including clergy], and all who accept forced [or cheated] distributions of other people’s money fit Dostoevsky’s analysis of the criminal mind in his masterwork ‘Crime and Punishment.’ (page 207 of Global Wealth Power!).” – Eric Savage
6. “The results of such irrationality are escalating injustice and value destruction. But even worse, criminally minded thinking becomes institutionalized [as it is in much of government and the church] (page 207 of Global Wealth Power!).”- Eric Savage