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Another Year, Another UBF "Founder's Day" 
9th-Oct-2008 10:28 am
Pigpen
It's another year and another UBF "Founder's Day" celebration, this time involving the Russian UBF (maybe some people there need some "reinforcement" or "re-education").

I'll link to last year's post on Founder's Day: http://community.livejournal.com/rsqubf/126910.html

Let me add a link to an article on narcissists as natural leaders: http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/005609.html . It's something that's been discussed before. Samuel Lee was a pathological narcissist, as a host of former members who were around him can testify. His narcissism is reflected in UBF's own narcissism. They glory in themselves, they call themselves "the work of God", as insignificant as their accomplishments really are. It's hard to find a church or organization today that talks about themselves as much as UBF does.

Lee's narcissism reached a peak toward the end of his life. As an example, here's a link to the letter he wrote and sent to all UBF families in October 2001, on the 40th anniversary of UBF's founding. At the time, the last UBF reform movement was on-going. He would die in the fire at his house in January of the following year. As was his custom at the time, he signed his letter "Samuel Lee, UBF Director, Ph.D., Litt.D." I've taken the liberty to run this letter through Wordle, and with some large common words (the, and, in, of, to) taken out, here's what the "word cloud" looks like:



To Samuel Lee, the history of UBF was largely about "I". The same pattern can be seen in many other letters he wrote.

Here's a portion of the actual word count:

the, 330
to, 209
and, 205
of, 169
I, 162
in, 140
a, 117
was, 81
that, 76
they, 57
this, 54
God, 52
for, 52
had, 50
is, 47
It, 45
UBF, 44
We, 42
my, 41
...
Not, 28
me, 28
At, 27
...
kingdom, 8
Jesus, 8
history, 8
...
Comments 
10th-Oct-2008 10:20 pm (UTC) - The very picture of a narcissist
Here was Lee putting himself front and center on the cover of the summer 2001 UBF newsletter (the content of which he controlled himself), declaring "For God has used for me for the last 40 years".

15th-Oct-2008 05:55 pm (UTC) - Re: The very picture of a narcissist
something to think about ... humility is so necessary in the churches and so strange in ubf missionary. ¿whats the reason? or ¿why?

I know... xD sarcasm
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