I know Culdians do not hold with the doctrine of doomsday and the last trumpet, but do they recognize that there may be a doomsday brought about by nuclear warfare, chemical or biological warfare, economic collapse pure accident?
The Culdian attitude is that while everything should be done to prevent any of the eventualities you mention, it is prudent to be prepared for any emergency on a world scale. The Culdians co-operate with survivalist groups and in fact it was a Culdian who registered the first organization wholly devoted to this problem.
Is there any other area of survival concern which others overlook and the Culdians consider important?
Yes, there are two such areas. One is the welfare of surviving children and the preservation of their educational and cultural heritage. The other relates to the wellbeing of the handicapped, deprived ad underprivileged. At present the Culdians are not in a position to do much about these aspects Of survival, but they keep them in the background of their survival policy Until they have the resources to deal with them.
What are the Culdians doing to counter the trend towards disunity between the different groups operating in New Zealand?
The Culdians are associating with any public spirited groups whose objective is to prepare the people of this country for survival in the event of a planetary disaster. The policy adopted by the Culdians is that the various groups should co-operate and affiliate, so that there is no duplication of effort and a degree of specialization. The Culdians will promote the concept of survival centres wherever possible, and it should be stated that their philosophy itself is survival orientated. The psychological aspects of survival are too often neglected by those who concentrate either on materialistic preparation or on legislative pressures. The members of these groups seek to brign about changes in the outlook And attitude of others, but pay scant regard to themselves as individuals. It is with the individual that survival attitudes start.
They do not have to look for anything in particular, but have to measure themselves against a particular standard. In the case of the Culdians this standard is embodied in the Culdian teachings and they should analyse themselves in accordance with these teachings.