Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Horrible Secret

Jim Baker aka Father Yod believed that we all possess a soul or spirit which only occupies the human body, a belief found in many Eastern philosophies and so because of his belief in this; he constantly 'taught' or spoke about how death should be viewed as 'a release' or a 'liberation' of the soul or spirit from the physical plane, and should also be welcomed, as he believed it would also give the soul an opportunity to view it's 'river of life' before it passed on or was reincarnated into another body or even to another plane of existence.  That is what Father Yod believed; that death should be seen and viewed as something to embrace and even looked forward to, and so he taught that death and dying was a welcome relief from this physical existence.  He even believed that everyone in The Source Family when they died would be reborn on the star or planet of Sirius, to be reunited there with him.  This belief in the soul/spirit being set free or liberated by death became the pervading belief within The Source Family.  So, when two infants who were born at The Father House in Los Angeles began to show signs of distress and needing medical attention, it came as no surprise that Father Yod saw the prospect of either of them leaving the body ie dying; an acceptable alternative.  Father Yod believed that the souls or spirits of these infants would either make the choice whether to remain in their bodies; or 'leave their bodies' to have their souls or spirits reborn at a future date.  So, the normal responses when an infant shows signs of needing medical help or attention were not present, due to the belief system of Father Yod.  Because Father Yod did not believe in The Source Family members using any outside medical treatment and that if it resulted in death; then that would be seen and viewed as a liberation for that soul.  That was the belief system which Father Yod put into place in The Source Family, and that was the belief system which ended up costing the lives of two infants.  But, those infant deaths have all but been ignored during the retelling of the story and in the many interviews that have been given in the frenzied media coverage surrounding Father Yod and The Source Family, after the film that was made. The deaths of two infants who did not receive any medical attention and who died due to the erroneous and harmful edict of Father Yod is something that is severely underplayed, in the hopes by some that it will be forgotten.  So it is those tiny skeletons in the source family closet which is the most horrible secret of the entire story, one that those former family members who are promoting Father Yod and Source Family products and merchandise would rather the public not ever know about.  But, my feeling is that finally once and for all it needs to be told; in order to prevent anyone from following or adopting any of the so-called 'teachings' of Father Yod,  It is also the number one reason why I will never condone the push to promote or sell Jim Baker aka Father Yod as being either a hero or a holy man.  It is time that the truth comes out about how two infants died, because they were denied medical treatment by their parents who were under the 'spell' or 'brainwashing' of Father Yod and his detrimental and deluded belief system that the 'family members' not seek or use modern medicine.  Somewhere on a hillside in Los Angeles near what was The Father House, though; are buried two tiny casualties of Father Yod's Source Family.  Also, to add insult to injury; Father Yod even banished one of the mother's to a tent on the grounds where ants would soon envelope the infant; because he didn't want to be disturbed by the incessant crying of that infant.  The other woman whose infant died just languished and suffered in misery, clutching and holding her baby until his last breath.  Both of those children would have been my own son's age, by now; had they received medical treatment and given a chance to survive.  But that didn't happen, and their story has all but been forgotten in the fevered desire of some to make Father Yod and The Source Family into a household name as being an example of healthy, enlightened living representative of the 'New Age' of an Aquarian lifestyle and values.  I think not.