I think the REAL reason that more (most) exJCs have not come forward has nothing to do with me or anything I have done; it is because deep down, there is a part of each of them that still believes in DM and the "special" mission of the JCs.
They generally seem still think of him, in some ways, as a friend and hope to be able to reason with him and prompt some change. There's still a lot of fear of DM among exJCs in general too. I can understand that. I can relate to it. It can take years for the ex-members to work their own ways though the damage in their hearts and minds.
This is my opinion, my theory.
I will remind the group that I used to be a member of a Bible-based, abusive pseudo-Christian group too and can relate to that personally to a degree, that residual idealism, the sadness in losing a dream, the anger of disillusionment after leaving such a group. Trinity Foundation (TFI) is dedicated to rooting out, investigating and exposing the frauds and charlatans in the Christian world. This mission is why I joined them to begin with. I wanted to help go after the bad guys, certain high-profile Bible-based abusive groups, the televangleists, and the "prophets of profit." The thing is, Ole Anthony is about the biggest fraud of all, and somebody's already written a book exposing him. He is literally right in my own neighborhood. That ground is well-covered.
In theory, I still believe in TFI's ostensible mission. In a sense, I suppose, I never really left TFI. I still investigate and work to expose the pseudo-Christian "bad guys" in our midst. It's just that I've narrowed my focus to just investigating one group and it's leader. DM and the Jesus Christians are obscure enough, and volatile enough, to have held my attention for this long. They simply frighten me and always have, since first we've met. That's why I have monitored them for all these years, and will continue to do so, and consistently. Somebody has to do it. I just happen to be, like, the American operative and there are others around the world. As far as I know, there is nobody else on the North American continent who has done as much research on the JCs as I have. It's not a boast; it's simply true.
I will further remind you that it was you, Apostate, who got me involved with this in the first place, like a year and a half ago, right after I left TFI.
Everybody is entitled to their opinion and I can't begrudge anybody theirs.
Anyway, thanks for your time and consideration. And thanks for your support, Jack. More later. peace be with you all.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12/20/2007 11:47AM by zeuszor.