yes Malcolm- for David to get treatment or to admit that he is delusional would be close to a miracle. Though the difference between myself and Brian is that- as I understand it- Brian sees Dave as evil- whereas I regard his delusional state - ie- an illness- is what inspires him to do ' evil' deeds.
Though Malc- I'd be really interested in finding out- when Dave lies- does his group genuinely believe him- or does Dave explain to them that he's going to lie and they all agree to go along with it- ' for the greater good '.
Hap Wotilla, an ex-COG member who was an early member of that group, was close to MO and was in COG leadership, on David Berg:
"I think he believed whatever he felt, whatever he thought, whatever his inclination was, that that was God. Even if he was drunk at the time, that that was the Lord. "Well, I did it, so it must be the Lord!" I don't think he left the door open to the fact that the Devil could be speaking to him and leading him into any of these areas at all."
And I'll remind you of the "Divine Authority" piece also. DM absolutely believes that whatever he says, is true. This is my opinion. The way he is manipulating these young people's realities is astounding. Like I heard on Seinfeld
one time, George said, "It's not a lie if you believe it."
He's not "lying" because he actually thinks he's right and that WE'RE the ones who are lying. Projection games, you see. I have personally observed this man and how casually and flippantly he presents himself, his confident and superior air as he attacks others' characters and tears them down. Anybody that says a word against David is a bad person. You'll see this attitude too, when the Kyle show is broadcast. But I have sat ten feet away from him and I am convinced of this: that he absolutely believes every word of that jive that he comes up with and thinks that he is just okey-dokey; we're the muddled ones for doubting him, in his mind. Signing off,
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