The alleged Guruphiliac, Jody, has made a response about Byron Katie, and it is quite ugly.
BLAME THE VICTIM...of organized systematic thought reform that is founded on extreme deception and manipulation.
This guy is supposed to have something to say about these issues?
The best he's got is BLAME THE VICTIM?
Blame people who are suggestible for getting hit with 100+ thought reform techniques at once?
Is this guy for real?
He begins with Ad Hominem to deflect from the real issues, calling the criticism from irrational anti-cultists. Good start.
He the Guruphiliac goes into a Werner Erhard impersonation:
"It doesn't matter how much it costs, it doesn't matter what they tell you, it doesn't matter what they tell you to do. If you believe you were helped by it, you were."
That is one of the most sociopathic, ridiculous and irresponsible things I have read in a long time. Werner Erhard would love it, it means you can do anything to anyone without a conscience, as long as you make a lot of money off it. Sweet.
Its also means there is no such thing as facts, truth, or reality. Convenient.
Guruphiliac then uses DEFLECTION. He ignores the $100,000 peer-pressure gifting, and only focusses on one aspect, the entrance fee. That is just the HOOK dude, that ain't even the fish! Does he not even know that, or is he pretending not to know that? (pretending, of course).
He says it costs a lot to host the event? FALSE. She doesn't pay a staff! It costs peanuts to rent a hall, compared to those fees.
Does this guy do any research whatsoever? Or just shill for his friends?
Then he says, its not Byron Katie's fault for ripping people off using Thought Reform, its the VICTIMS fault. Again, with blame the victim. This guy gives advice to people? Are you kidding?
Does he also agree with Byron Katie that child-rape is caused by the child?
He then ignores all the real issues again and says..."But as long as nobody is getting hurt, outside a dinged bank account and the derision of ignorant family members".
See how he turned it around?
Its the IGNORANT FAMILY MEMBERS who are at fault, and the IGNORANT victims.
Isolate them MORE from their family, the family is ignorant and evil, not the Guru.
Yes, we "get it" Guruphiliac Jody. Your message between the lines is loud and clear.
Information has come out that Guruphiliac's "friend" he talked to about Byron Katie, who works for Byron Katie, is Steven Sashen.
Is that true or false? Why no clarification from either of them? Is this being concealed?
Steven Sashen is referenced at least 25 times on the Guruphiliac blog
Is there a business relationship there?
Are people ever referred to Byron Katie seminars by any "close friends" of the Guruphiliac blog?
For a guy who is supposed to know something about Gurus, that is one of the most irresponsible, arrogant, dismissive, selective rants I have seen in quite some time.
It does beg the question...there are Cult Apologists, how about Guru Apologists?
Do certain Gurus make deal's with various supposed Guru-Busters, to attack the competition Guru's, but go easy one one's friends and associates Gravy Train Guru's?
Because Byron Katie is a big Gravy Train Guru, and Guruphiliac Jody is a close friend by his own admission of his Byron Katie contact, and that person is alleged to be Steven Sashen. (yet to be confirmed or denied).
Why not cut the distortion fog and deception guys, and just put the cards on the table?
Life doesn't always have to be cloak and dagger.
But I guess if one believes like the Guruphiliac...
"It doesn't matter how much it costs, it doesn't matter what they tell you, it doesn't matter what they tell you to do."...
Then you can do whatever you want to anyone as long as you can get away with it!
I can't speak for the rest of the Guruphiliac blog entries, but this one is an unadulterated SHAM.
Guruphiliac shares the Byron Katie sociopathic belief that there is no such thing as reality, and victims are asking for it and get what they deserve.
I give Guruphiliac an F in Guru-Busting, and an A+ in selective Guru-Apologia.