The Unity Center for Practical Christianity of New York City and www.ericbutterworth.com, run by the late Rev. Eric Butterworth's widow, Olga Butterworth, are extraordinary religious scams that are perpetrated upon their unsuspecting, rather desperate-for-answers public. The so-called Unity "religion" appeals to troubled people. It has some positive messages at within its core belief system - such as that God gave people abilities, so they should utilize them - but they also encourage everyone to close their minds to reality and to believe that no matter what is going on in your life, it's "all in divine order." Then they do a logic U-turn and say that if something in your ilfe is NOT going right it's because your energy has "attracted it." So, for example, if you were in one of the towers on 9-11 and had to be evacuated, YOUR ENERGY is what "caused" the terrorists to attack the towers in the first place! I mean, these Unity people are INSANE.
The ones who are running Unity and Ericbutterworth.com are also crooked to the core of their greedy little beings. The "donations" to the Eric Butterworth Foundation go directly to his widow Olga Butterworth's personal P.O. box in Greenwich, CT. Hundreds of people split off from Butterworth Unity several years ago and founded a new Unity church in Manhattan simply because they found out that the Butterworths - Eric was still alive then - and the Board of Trustees of this Unity were LYING to them. At a meeting of tohe membership it became obvious that the entire congregation was being lied to; the people at the meeting knew their combined donations were more than Olga was getting up and lying and claiming they were. Demands to look at the books were not met. When one woman stood up and said that she had something to say, she was informed, "Sit down - you are NOT a member of this organization!" The woman replied that she had THOUGHT she'd been a member for the past 33 years, but the Unity Powers That Be said no, she wasn't. It seems that if you are a member but disagree with the crooks who run Unity, you are suddenly declared a non-member!
Additionally one of the Butterworth's teachers was chastised by Eric Butterworth, in writing, not to use "Jesus Christ" in any of her lectures - because 1/3 of the Unity membership was comprised of former Jews who would not be willing to donate money if they had Jesus Christ thrown in their faces. THAT should give everyone out there SOME idea of what kind of people are running Unity.
The Unity leadership in Unity Village, Missouri, KNOWS that these people in this NY branch are stealing but they do nothing about it - because this group brings in so much money that the headquarters crowd doesn't want to alienate them. So what did they do about Olga Butterworth? Did they dismiss her? No - they ORDAINED HER!
I urge everybody to stay away from Unity on 58th Street in NYC, and for God's sake, not to donate a dime to them.
New York, New York