Skip to comments.Alien Life on Fourth Avenue?
Posted on 10/14/2013 10:26:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Philip Franchine of The Green Valley News notes that property on and near downtown's Fourth Avenue is getting snatched up by a religious group with UFO tenetsand that has been accused of being a cult:
Why all this activity in Tucson?
We fully intend to take this message to the entire world, Lilly said. While Tumacacori is great for agriculture, Tucson has a large student population and they need a society like we have that is drug-free, alcohol-free and environmentally conscious.
Global Community has attracted young people from around the world who seek to learn sustainable farming and ranching techniques, describing itself in a colorful brochure as a living agricultural/all-volunteer community sharing its resources and the harvest of the land purchased and worked together...
But the group has drawn plenty of criticism from former members and at least one international cult expert.
The Alliance believes that messengers from space delivered a revelation known as The Urantia Book, which explains the nature of God, creation and mans purpose. They believe Gabriel has re-established contact with the space beings and will one day reign after a catastrophic war.
Cult expert Rick Ross, who tracks religious groups through his Rick A. Ross Institute, told The Arizona Republic in 2009 that the Alliance is a personality-driven group. This (Gabriel) is a guy who has a lot of money, and its been accumulated through the surrender of assets.
Ex-followers said members are forced to give up their legal names and shun family outside the group when they join. They said in a 1998 Dateline NBC program that the organization took control of all aspects of their lives, including finances, marriage and divorce. Since then, many more have come forward with similar stories.
We are a non-profit and rely on the generosity of others, Lilly told the Green Valley News when asked how the group paid for the buildings. Members of the community bring their resources. Some have much, some have little. We have been the recipients of grants and receive donations from various supporters.
This happens every time a comet comes around.
I was once abducted by aliens and taken onboard their UFO. It was soon after that event that I stopped drinking alcohol.
Oh, these aren't from Mexico.
The Pilgrims tried this system... many died trying... then they were ordered to practice Capitalism and they and the community flourished.
The perfect Tucson couple was once described as “Two older, middle aged lesbians who breed dogs and decorate with the Pueblo Indian Art Deco style popular in Taos.”
Truthfully, there are more palm readers, fortune tellers, European-origin and Mexican, central and South American-origin witches, per square mile in Tucson than in just about any other place in the world. They are attracted to the Sonora desert, “like flies to a magnet”.
Of course it has been radical Democrat for decades, and the only place in the US where I have ever heard Maoist pirate radio. It is not a reality-based environment.
Being drug free and alcohol free doesn't make them special at all. Anyone over 50 ought to be those things, just to make sure s/he gets to 51.
As for environmentally conscious...that is nothing but a VERY old, terribly trite catch-phrase from the 60's--too boring for words.
Who ARE these morons?
Nothing special about them...they just stayed outside in that VERY hot sun too long.
I went to a fat farm in Tuscon one spring. It was FABULOUS as I got to watch the farm teams practice. SOMEtimes one of the "big boys" would mosey on down to the minors for a tune-up or to recuperate from an injury. I saw a couple of big names. I can't remember them but one was a BIG SLUGGER from one of the great lakes teams.
After seeing the few major league players play in their minor league teams it was CRYSTAL CLEAR why THEY were in the majors--they were SO MUCH better that the minor league players and they were AAA. Big wow for me.
LOVED Tucson. Hot dogs were a buck! I had four each night. Some of the owners would come down and sit in their sky boxes. I've used to be a HUGE baseball fan.