“What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.”
“The whole concept of work is the ability to free oneself from the slavery of money.” – Contributed by Oogle.
Bruce Fairchild Barton (August 5, 1886 – July 5, 1967) was an American author, advertising executive, and politician. He served in the U.S. Congress from 1937 to 1940 as a Republican from New York.
Born in Robbins, Tennessee in 1886, Barton was the son of a Congregational clergyman and grew up in various places throughout the U.S., including the Chicago area. He graduated from Amherst College in 1907. He worked as a publicist and magazine editor before co-founding the Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BDO) advertising agency in 1919. Nine years later the agency merged with the George Batten agency to become Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBDO). Barton headed the agency until 1961, building it into one of the industry’s leaders. Among other famous campaigns, he created the character of Betty Crocker. He is also credited with naming General Motors and General Electric. Politically conservative, he offered his public relations expertise to many Republican candidates over the years. A staunch opponent of Roosevelt and the New Deal, he served two terms in the United States House of Representatives (1937–1941), and ran in 1940 unsuccessfully for U.S. Senator from New York.
Barton was most famous, however, as the author of many bestselling guides to personal success. He also wrote literally hundreds of articles for popular magazines, offering readers advice and inspiration for pursuing the American dream. His most famous book, The Man Nobody Knows (1925), depicted Jesus Christ as a successful salesman, publicist and role model for the modern businessman. One historian writes: “Barton believed incurably in material progress, in self-improvement, in individualism, and in the Judeo-Christian ethic, and none of the profound crises through which his generation lived appreciably changed the tenor of his writings or their capacity to reflect what masses of Americans, optimists in the progressive tradition, apparently continued to want to hear.”
Bruce Barton died at his home at 117 East 55th Street in New York City in 1967. Barton was a descendant of the Rev. John Davenport, the founder of Yale University, and of New Haven, Connecticut, through his mother.
Until the new world to come, you are still of the body, of the old world, and you need to work to survive, to exchange your pain for gain for the things of the world, but if you understand God’s logic, you would be already free from the shackles of money, God’s providence is in it’s entirety, if you ask for it right, another person who is of the spirit will hear your prayer and provide according to God’s will, that is the secrets of God’s kingdom, everything belongs to him except money, which is a creation of men, I have told you God’s secrets, as I am also on a journey to discover God’s secrets, to get a new body of eternal life that is free from sin, to be Lord of the world to come, to conquest death and sickness. Do buddhist monks worry about food when they are practising their faith? If you understand the truth, you would have already found happiness, so fill your cup to the brim until it overflows. God has decreed me to give my understanding freely to anyone who seek him, so that you may have his fullness to perform his glory, I am not selling a book or conducting a seminar, but what I provide there are millions who will pay thousands to hear me, until the right time comes, in the name of charity will I then ask you to support me. I will try to answer any questions on religion freely, but on science and innovations it is my rice bowl.
– Contributed by Oogle.