From Truth Slogans to Getto Chess
Part 1 (The Discovery)
In 1983 after my father had his first heart attack, I had begun jogging as a routine. Those who have had sickness in family knows it best, the stress endure, I need not confess. The old Pepperdine College located on
KNOWLEDGE OVERCOMES FEAR
MUTUAL RESPECT CREATES
Seeing my interest in the phrases, the gentleman introduced himself as Brother Curtis. Then he proceeded to explain what the phrases were all about. Impressed, I asked him how did he figure the phrases out?
"God Concept," Bro. Cutis answered.
"God Concept?" I asked, "What's that ?"
"Are you interested in purchasing, young man ?" He sternly asked.
Feeling slightly offended, I walked away not saying a word. But then I came back a couple days later and bought all four of the plaques. Satisfied with cash in hand, he then told me that he would eventually show me the 'God Concept'.
Meanwhile, I became proficient at jogging . I was invited by the other joggers to participate in various runs including half marathon in 1983 (the photo above). With the Olympics being in
Looking for a t-shirt printer, I stumbled on a business in
So I went back to the corner and bought more phrases from Bro. Curtis. When I asked him about the 'God Concept', he kept on avoiding the topic.
Bro. Curtis didn't show me the God Concept until December of 1985 which was the last time I seen him. One evening as I was driving pass, Bro. Curtis waved me down. I remember it was near Christmas because he was selling miniature plastic trees as well. After parking in the dim afternoon, Bro. Curtis handed me a folded sheet of paper with scribbled words on it with the title, 'God Concept.'
Then in a slow deliberate way, Bro. Cutis said to me , " Life is thought. Whatever a man thinks, becomes his reality. Therefore, one must be wise enough to understand that. Understanding of the 'God Concept' helps man to arrive at Unity."
"Arrive at Unity?" At the time, I wondered what the hell he was talking about .
After saying those few words, Bro. Curtis took his neatly filled shopping cart and rowed silently off into the shadows. To this day, I never seen nor heard of what happen to Bro. Curtis?
Photo with Bro. Curtis here