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Also my sincere appreciation to our older daughter, Debbie Kay (Benefield) Pittman, B.A., B.A.M., and additional achievements, for providing staff services, typing, computer work and many other things. Education comes easy for Debbie. All of her education and honors are dedicated to constructive purposes.
Also my thanks to my son-in-law, Paul Pittman, for his work, and his electronic and computer skills. As a former United States Marine, he is the only person so far to outshoot this former infantry soldier.
Next to our younger daughter, Ginger G. Gonzalez for her help and for her great musical talent, typing, computer work, et cetera.
And to our son-in-law, Luis Fernando Gonzalez, whose roots are in Mexico, and a genuine Mexican in whom there is no guile. His Texas University education is acceptable to an Oklahoma University graduate.
To our son, Richard G. Benefield II for his hard work, computer and computer analyst skills, for his outstanding knowledge of paleontology, and for his authorship ability. All of our kids are writers.
And to Laurie Kay, his fine wife, educated in insurance, real estate and management. She is one of the most intelligent people I ever met.
Finally, TO our grandchildren. Much is expected of ALL of you. Future great grandchildren: Same thing!
PROF. RICHARD GLENN BENEFIELD was born in southwest Oklahoma on July 29, 1934, and was a baby of the GREAT DEPRESSION. He grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. His parents were hard working people who lost their farm after the Depression. His father was one-half Choctaw Degree of Indian Blood (DIB). (Mohah Choctaw). His mother was White. The author is one-fourth Choctaw DIB.
Benefield joined Oklahoma's 45th (Thunderbird) Natonal Guard Division at the age of 14, and later joined it a second time. He also volunteered for the U. S. Army during the Korean War, and served three years, and held three honorable discharges at a young age. He used the G. I. Bill for part of his college education.
His wife is one-fourth Creek Indian and three-fourths German. They have three children and several grandchildren.
The author worked on many different jobs while pursuing an education and thinks that his athletic background helped him to be physical enough to excel in higher education.
He also built a private library of 50,000 volumes and huge museum collections. He was also ordained as a minister in a major church denomination.
Prof. Benefield worked as a Red Cross Social Worker and supervisor for the Indo-Chinese Refugee Center at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, during the summer of 1975, after the fall of South Vietnam. He worked with Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodians and Laosians. After that he worked as a State Social Worker, and still later was Director of Tribal Social Services and teacher of college courses for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He served for a time as a member of the Board of Directors of the Native American Recovery Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
The name BENEFIELD is an English spelling of the Hebrew name, "Benesodah," which means "son of the sod" or "son of the field". Benefield's late father, Doc Alexander Benefield, had ancestors who converted from Judaism to the Church of England. One ancestor, Dr. Sebastian Benefield (died in 1630), a theology professor at Oxford University, delivered the "Dedication Address" for the Authorized King James Version of the Bible before the King and the Royal Court in 1611. Benefield's grandfather, William Lenin Benefield, led the Green Corn Rebellion in southeast Oklahoma during the early 1900s. The name came from the Shawnee Tribal Green Corn Festival. William Lenin was sentenced to 20 years in a federal penitentiary because of it. William, in the state of Alabama, married Roxie Anna Harris who was four-fourths Choctaw DIB. Benefield's family is Hebrew, Scottish Highlander (mother's side) and Choctaw.
Prof. Benefield was given the name TAH LEE AIDLE by some Kiowas and it continued. The name means BIG BOY and it fits the author who grew to be six feet five inches and reached 305 pounds.
Over a period of many years, Benefield completed an unbelievable amount of education.
2. Many correspondence courses from various church denominations.
3. Archaeological Laboratory Technician Certificate, Arkansas Archaeological Survey, the University of Arkansas.
4. Jewish Studies: Began Hebrew language studies and Talmud study at Temple Benai Israel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
5. Roman Catholic Doctrinal Studies, Woodstock College (Jesuit), Maryland.
6. B. A. (Sociology), University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), a state university in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
7. B. A. (American Indian Studies), with the honor of Summa Cum Laude, USAO.
8. B. S. (Business Management), USAO.
10. Th. B. (Hebrew and Greek), Oklahoma Missionary Baptist Seminary.
11. B. L. S. (Liberal Studies, Adult Education), Oklahoma University, Norman, Oklahoma.
12. Th. B. (Theology), American Bible College, Chicago, Illinios.
13. M. A. (Philosophy with Psychology), Oklahoma University.
14. Th. M. (Theology), American Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois.
15. Th. D. (Theology), American Divinity School.
16. Ph. D., (summa cum laude), (Counseling), Andersonville Baptist Seminary, Georgia.
17. He plans to complete one more degree which is number 12.
Benefield began writing newspaper articles in public and Indian tribal newspapers. Next he printed some theological writings. He has two other books which should be published in the near future.
Benefield has 150 manuscripts which are voluntarily being computer prepared by a few dedicated ladies. This could be one of the largest productions in history. The author states, "I hope I live to see all of my manuscripts in print and all of my goals completed."
Prof. Benefield has a tremendous amount of college and university teaching experience. He has almost 30 years of teaching work at the present time, 1998. He began as a research assistant in philosophy, much in the philosophy of law, at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1974-1975. Next, he became a tutor in psychology for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), on the campus of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), a state university, and proceeded to teach American Indian Studies courses on campus for three years, including summers. He continued teaching other courses on campus and by extension in BIA educational facilities for many years. Indian and non-Indian students were included.
Next, this man's teaching carried him to Saint Gregory's (Catholic) College, and to Oklahoma Baptist University (Southern Baptist), both in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He continued teaching for both institutions for three years, and taught courses on campus of both and for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Then, at the same time he began teaching courses for Bacone College, (Northern Baptist), Muskogee, Oklahoma, in an Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) prison facility, in the Black town of Boley, Oklahoma, and later in two other state prison systems. (He is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP). This is the first time in history for a person to teach for a Roman Catholic College, a Southern Baptist University, a Northern (American) Baptist College and an American Indian Tribe at the same time. It is a record.
Benefield taught in the military education program for Central Texas College, at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma. He now does most of his teaching for Cameron (state) University, (about 7,000 students), in Lawton, Oklahoma. He teaches courses in philosophy, logic, political science, sociology and psychology. He teaches Cameron University courses at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Altus (Oklahoma) Air Force Base. He has also taught for Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC), a Colorado State College, and for the University of Biblical Studies and Seminary (UBSS) an interdenomination institution. He has also taught for Southwestern College of Christian Ministeries, Bethany, Oklahoma.
Benefield has taught as many as ten courses during a semester by teaching for more than one educational institution.
2. VIEW ABOUT BENEFIELD:
4. INTRODUCTION: IDEAS AND QUOTES:
5. Can You Redeem 168 Hours In Your Week?:
6. FROM MEDICAL BULLETIN:
7. Academic Freedom in Jeopardy:
8. RELIGIOUS IGNORANCE:
9. WHITE MAN'S RELIGION: MIGHTY WHITEY AS GOD'S WHIP:
10. Religious Bondage:
11. Churches, Religions, Cults and Divided Power:
12. Religious Suicide:
13. Religions: Tell Them To Go To Hell:
14. MORMONS: CAN THEY BECOME GODS AND HAVE SEX FOREVER?:
15. HOLOCAUST AS A RELIGIOUS ACT:
16. Jewish Race: Myth and Fallacy:
17. Hate Organizations: Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, Skinheads, Marxists:
18. World Religions A To Z: Myths, Legends, and Lies:
19. Faithful Religionists: Closed Minds Galore:
20. Three Real Issues:
21. Evolving Police State:
22. Writer Reviews Importance of Indian Education:
23. Treaties Are Contractual Obligations:
24. Efforts of Educators Should Be Appreciated by All:
25. Many Don't Have Insurance:
26. Nostradamus: Astrologer, Mystic, Seer, Guesser, False Prophet:
27. Worldwide Church of God: Splitting Cults:
28. Salvation: One Way To Become A Christian:
29. Cannibal Christians: Transubstantiation:
30. Liberation Theology: Marxist, Religious, Non-Christian, Illogical:
31. Philosophers' Stones:
32. Buddha's Suicide:
33. Dianetics, Hubbard, Disclaimers: Insanity and Fiction:
34. Laws of Psychology Book: