The Trinity Foundation of Dallas, Texas
Date: June 21, 2006 01:04PM
Indeed, Jay. Zeus is my screen name and I've been a part of this community and an employee of the Foundation for approxamately three months. I finished the book today. I'm here to tell ya man, the Trinity Foundation that Wendy describes and the the Trinity Foundation I know are two different entities altogether. Like she's talking about something I have not seen. The hotseat chapter I found particularly disturbung; that's like performing surgery on somebody with a knife, fork, and spoon. That is freaky and I can surely see how people got injured. Some of the jargon, teachings, texts used, and things she describes about TF life I simply have not heard not encountered in my three months of full-time service here though. This all makes me sad and frankly confused as to my own standing. I am not scared now of Ole or anything like he's some Svengali type. No way. Ole is, one must admit to anyone who knows him, a man who speaks with conviction, and speaks things that if you take seriously will convict you in your heart, but like I've said I don't see Ole's teachings being more or less a threat to my individual identity or freedom of thought than what, say Jesus or the apostle Paul taught. As far as the mind being the anti-Christ...yeah, I must admit that I still don't get that one, how we can't learn about or understand things in the world, except through the mind...but then it lies to you anyway, so why listen to Ole? He says things that I find very thought-provoking, yet at the same time he emphasizes the importance of not depending on, or even trusting, the mind and senses. Once he started talking about the difference between "mind" and "consciousness" but didn't go very deeply into it and I didn't stop him to ask more about it. Now I wish I had...point of it all is that I do not, upon what I think is real, honest anaylisis on my part, feel as if I have been abused in any way so far, nor as if Ole or anybody else was trying to manipulate or somehow mentally kidnap me into being their puppet in some kind of fantasy world or something. No way. Yes, I can see how Ole in his younger days would have been harsher than I know him to be. Even a real a**hole. The Ole I see and speak with every day is not the guy I read about in the book...the Ole I know is a grumpy but good-hearted older man. Not that I am defending him for being a jerk in the past, it's just that I wasnt't there and some of those anecdotes are totally foreign to my experience here. Gee, in a way I wish I was in a REAL cult, it'd be so much easier. Just kidding.
The things about their marraige I know nothing about. That is between you and Ole as far as I am concerned. It bothers me that there was stupid s**t going on in the past and especially that people got hurt. This news frankly comes as a real shock and I would like to see reconciliation, healing, and forgiveness here more than anybody.
I wasn't there. These are nice people on my experience, not weirder than anybody else out there, and I feel at home and blessed to be a part of this body. So I was shocked to find out that I am in a cult. What do I do with this new knowledge? What does that have to do with me and my walk and my association with Trinity foundation? Gee, I guess that if you really were in a cult you wouldn't know it anyway, and furthermore my mind is the Antichrist and therefore not to be trusted, so which the hell way do I turn? That kind of talk is all a bunch of gobbledeegook to me, anyway. I don't worry about what you may say about whether I am in a cult or abusive group, I don't believe that that is the case and so "let go and let God". My spirit grieves for the ones who were hurt and like I said that news came as a real shock to my system. I want to see things get better too. So what do I do now? IT IS FINISHED.