Your EST-ian why-aren't-people-taking-responsibility-for-their-cult-involvement argument won't fly here. This is a place of SUPPORT for people recovering from involvement with cults and if you can't understand that, take a hike. Or rather take flight, like the pilot you claim to be. Jeez!
OK I get it now. I thought this was just a public message board, I didn't realize you were doing rehab, that's cool. My POV is obviously unpopular, I never claimed to be an expert or RIGHT about anything, just expressing an opinion. Period. The label of troll is unfortunate and incorrect, I wish I hadn't been attacked in this way, I was enjoying the discussion and wanted to participate.
I use "Pilot" on every message board I participate on for simplicity, if you really are that convinced that I have an ulterior motive, go see "Pilot" on ATS, member since 2005.
I have never been on this board in the past, I found it after reading guruphiliac. That can be confirmed by a mod via IP.
I have nothing to hide, truly.
If you don't agree with me, you don't agree. I understand that my experience isn't the same, I had a brush with a cult, not really a full commitment, and the funny thing is, at the time I wished I could have been more committed and really get into it the way other people did. It just didn't happen, and I lost interest eventually. This is the truth. Same experience with AA, it helped me, but I could not commit and "fully give myself over to this simple program". That was guilt inducing and I left for that reason. I didn't get "it". I thought there was something wrong with me.
I never processed the experience to any great degree because like I said, I didn't feel harmed by it. I understand nobody wants to hear that. I also understand why.
I would really prefer that you all not attack me based on my perspective just because it's not the same as yours. I've been as forthright as I can without compromising my privacy. At this point I feel no matter what I say you'll twist it around to suit your preconceived notions.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/19/2009 12:43AM by Pilot.