This URL is from a person who served hard time in a totally different psychotherapy cult than RW.
Those who read it may perhaps find material that rings true for what they went through in RW.
As for comparing oneself to Jesus here's this:
Christ took the consequences by all by himself, and in person.
He did hide behind an entourage or live in hiding. And in the end, Jesus was deserted by his entourage.
By contrast, when the poop hits the fan, most human potential entrepreneurs have had so many years being coddled by their entourage that they've lost what ever adult indpendent living skills they once had.
They're naked without their entourages and far more fragile than their hardworking disciples.
So very often they're the ones who run off and hide, leaving their disciples to make excuses for them, like parents trying to explain away the temper tantrums of a two year old. The leader will rationalize this retreat claiming to be God, or claiming to be in non stop enlightement, or 'in retreat' or 'working on the next book' or claim he or she is so sensitive that the slightest bad 'vibes' will make them ill.
A result of this is, the leader doesnt have the ego strength needed to face anyone and say good bye when that person decides to leave.
Michael could grow a pair of balls and personally say goodbye
Nothing shrivils up the nuts like years of living behind a guru mask and being coddled by an entourage. You dont need patience, because you dont need to wait in lines anymore--the entourage does your errands for you.
The Human Potential entrepreneurs do all they can to get their entourages to shield them from the pressure of face to face adult living.
Christ was not coddled by his inner circle. In fact, Christ was the one who was abandoned and betrayed by his inner circle. His own accountant sold him to the authorities.
And if Christ had been anything like todays human potential entrepreneurs, he'd have found a way to run off to a fancy resort on one of the Greek Islands, while persuading his beloved disciple to take the rap by being arrested and tortured in place of the Indispensible Leader who had to be protected at all costs.
Also too, according to the canonical narratives, Jesus Christ reportedly did very little teaching in controlled environments, such as hotel rooms, and he did not seem to arrange to have only
a malleable and believing audience.
If you read the Gospel accounts Jesus, MG or Werner Erhard, often had skeptics and hecklers in his audience. He did not avoid them. He had arguments with them, but---he never reportedly had the ability or resourses to get his disciples to act as a bully squad and keep the skeptics away.
Jesus had zero way to pre-select an audience. He didnt have the ability to bin them up on a remote ranch to serve silent retreats for extreme periods of time. They'd perhaps do brief retreats, but nothing like the extended periods of silence reported earlier on this thread.
Jesus had lots to say about greed for money greed for social power. Ahem. All that Jesus owned when he died was one shirt. He didnt own property.
Jesus was the one who was left alone to face the authorities. And, he did not have an attorney at his side to help him. In that vital respect, he's totally different from today's for profit human potential entrepreneurs.
Modern human potential stars live in fancy apartments and houses where one has to know the code before being buzzed in by the gatekeeper.
Christ never had a home, let alone a home with a gate and coded doorbell out front.
So these folks cannot in any way compare themselves with Jesus.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/2009 12:02AM by corboy.