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The Creativity Movement

INTRODUCTION

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 SPECIAL NOTE:

Please be aware that this essay is NOT written by The Creativity Movement.  If you want to write a letter to that Church, send it to PMHale1@aol.com, not to us. 

This essay is on the ReligiousTolerance.org web site, which describes many dozens of different faith groups. We feel that the public needs to learn the full range of beliefs and practices of all major religious groups in North America. This includes religions based on bigotry, racial hatred, and white supremacy such as this one.

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History:

Ben Klassen (1918-1993) was the main founder of the religion of Creativity. He organized the Church of the Creator (COTC), a predecessor organization to The Creativity Movement (TCM) in 1973. He attracted several hundred white supremacists as members, from the U.S., Canada, Sweden and South Africa. The fortunes of the COTC started to unravel when one of their ministers, George Loeb, was found guilty of an apparently racially-motivated killing of an African-American veteran. Following Klassen's suicide in 1993, the Church lost much of its drive. The family of the homicide victim was able to win a lawsuit against the COTC, forcing it out of business. 1

Rev. Matt Hale, PM (Pontifex Maximus) (1971 -) reorganized the group in 1996, as the World Church of the Creator® (W.C.O.T.C.). Hale was formerly the head of the National Socialist White American's Party. He has since built up its membership from hundreds of Creators (members) to about 3,000. He has completed law courses at Southern Illinois University, graduated and passed his bar exams. He has been denied a law license because of his religious beliefs and activities.

In 2003, they lost a trademark infringement lawsuit and changed their name to The Creativity Movement.

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Symbol, flag and slogans:

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The church symbol is composed of three images on a white background. From top to bottom, they are:
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a halo, which symbolizes that race is "unique and sacred above all other values."

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a red and black crown which indicates that their group form the elite,

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a large black letter W which stands for the white race.

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Their flag consists of the church symbol on a red background. The blood-red color symbolizes their "struggle for the survival, expansion and advancement of the White Race." There is a white triangle at the right side of the flag which symbolizes the emergence of a "Whiter and Brighter World.

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Their slogans include:
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"A Whiter and Brighter World."

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"RAHOWA" (RAcial HOly WAr)

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Racial beliefs:

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Their race is their religion.

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Their religion and philosophy called "Creativity" is based on the external laws of nature, the experience of history, on logic and common sense.

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The white race is the finest achievement of nature.

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Hatred for Jews, African-Americans, and other "mud races" flows naturally from their love of their fellow whites.

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All of the progress in society has been due to the white race. 

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The entire white race is an extension of each white family. 

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Persons who are not white are of a "mud race." They may be a sub-species who share a common ancestor with the white race. Black people form the bottom level of humans, barely above monkeys and chimpanzees.

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The percentage of white people on the earth has dropped from 33% in 1920 to about 8% today. There are 500 million white people alive today. 

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Founder Ben Klassen envisioned a racial holy war (RAHOWA) in the future between the white and non-white races.

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Morality:

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"...what is good for the White Race is the highest value..."

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"...what is bad for the White Race is the ultimate sin."

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They believe that the American culture is becoming more decadent. Symptoms are: black crimes, growing acceptance of homosexuality, interracial marriage, increasing drug use, and lack of racial identity among white people.

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Love and hate are the most powerful emotions; having both is healthy and essential to life. 

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Anti-Christian beliefs:

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Christianity is a violent religion. They have killed 1000 fellow Christians down through the years for every Christian that the Romans killed.

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They do not believe that Jesus existed in the 1st century CE. They point to the complete lack of evidence from any non-Jewish source that verifies his existence in Palestine.

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They reject the principle of loving your enemies. Enemies should be hated.

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They reject the ethic of reciprocity which is expressed in the Christian golden rule and in many similar statements in other religions.

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Anti-semitic beliefs:

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Jews were responsible for World War II

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The Nazi holocaust never happened.

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Jews control the U.S.federal government, which they call the JOG (Jewish Occupational Government)

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Jews are in control of the United Nations.

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Un-Christian beliefs:

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They do not believe in life after death; heaven and hell are a fantasy.

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They have no belief in the existence of a God, angels, devils, spooks, etc. However, they do not use the term Atheist to describe their religion. 

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They do not know how the universe began. They remain agnostic on matters relating to the origin of life, the world and the rest of the universe.

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Publications:

Their "Holy Books of Creativity" are:

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Ben Klassen: "Nature's Eternal Religion" (1973)

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Ben Klassen: "The White Man's Bible." (1981) 

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Arnold DeVries & Ben Klassen, "Salubrious Living" (1982)

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Ben Klassen, "On the Brink of a Bloody Racial War," (1993)

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and other books and correspondence by Klassen, 

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The Struggle is their monthly periodical

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Other books, flyers, brochures, calling cards, video tapes, audio tapes, clothing, flags, posters, stickers, refrigerator magnets, etc. are listed on their web page. 2

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References:

  1. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has a brief guide to the The Creativity Movement at: http://www.adl.org/special_reports/hate_on_www 

  2. TCM has an official home page at: http://www.creator.org/frames.html Their address is P.O. Box 2002, East Peoria, IL, 61611. Telephone: (309) 699-0135 E-Mail: PMHale1@aol.com 

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Copyright © 1999 to 2005 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2005-MAR-02
Author: B.A. Robinson

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