Fri 13 Oct, 2006 03:13 pm
Father David, Delusionist
I've just read two letters inTthe Love of God series that are so over the top--even for David Berg--that I'm wondering what the hey was going on when these things were written.
I'm referring to The Jeane Manson Prayer & The Jeane Manson Revelations. I had to look up Jeane Manson on the web, because I wasn't familiar with this celebrity. In her own time and place, she seems to have been a pop princess along the lines of Britney Spears.
You have got to be kidding me with Berg's off-the-wall attempt at hitting on this woman! He listens to her music, gets the hots, goes into one of his religious manias, and writes a bizaare letter to a major entertainer--yeah, right. That's why celebrities pay for security staff.
I'm guessing someone in TF at the time (1977) had direct, personal contact with Jeane Manson, so that Berg expected her to have some idea of who he was and feel flattered by his personal interest in her? God, what an egotistical ass.
When she ignores Berg's letter and overtures of "love," he gets a revelation about how Jeane spurned him for someone else (an unbeliever!) because the love of David is "too great a price to pay" and she sold out for money and pleasure. What a narcissist. I especially laughed at the part where Berg in the persona of the Good Shepherd rebukes Jeane, depicted as a little lost sheep, by giving her a whack on the butt with his shepherd's staff. Pu-leeze! How interesting that "God" put a burden on your heart to turn proud, stubborn little Jeane over your knee and blister her luscious bottom, Father David.
Anyone else interested in discussing truly bizaare moments in Berg's literary life, check out these MLs and share your thoughts.
In case our guests would like the link to the article BE is referring to: http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/True_Komix_-_The_Love_of_God