"..they wait for you to show severe symptoms of brainwashing before they start making such crazy requests and demands".
(Quoted from below)
A comment following an article on the Ghostwoods blog.
Several visitors insisted Bnai Baruch had 'never asked them for anything.'
March 5, 2012, 2:32 am Reply kri says
You’ll have to pay the 10% tithe if you stay with BB and get deeply enough involved with them.
What you probably don’t know is that BB has inner and outer circles– and there are a LOT of things you don’t know about BB if you aren’t in the inner circles.
You’re still in the far outer circles if you aren’t even aware of the requirement to pay 10% of your salary to BB if you “really” want to “advance spiritually.”
BTW it’s common knowledge in the more inner circles that you have to pay the 10% tithe in order to pass “machsom.”
They suck you in and get your defenses down by not telling you about the more stringent requirements of the inner circles, but if you stay with them long enough and show enough dedication (i.e. fanaticism, symptoms of brainwashing) then they’ll try to get you into the more inner circles where they gradually demand more and more of you, and shame you into putting way more time and effort into their organization than you would have ever dreamed of when you were a beginner.
If they told up front in the beginning that real spiritual progress according to BB requires spending nearly all of your free time either doing unpaid work for BB or watching the lessons, in addition to a 10% tithe– well you probably would run like hell. That’s why they wait for you to show severe symptoms of brainwashing before they start making such crazy requests and demands.