Eric Blair writes:
As for Mr. Butler, I think that some may be making a mountain out of a molehill. Clearly, he has far surpassed his allotted 15 miniutes of fame or rather infamy, and that he has abused his authority has been rather clearly established.
What more can be done to this guy other than to ignore him? If we have learned anything about cults it is that some choose to follow dubious leaders no matter the info that should lead them to the contrary. Perhaps this is an issue that should be put to rest.
As a former Krishna devotee, I think that maybe the most fitting punishmet for the group is to ignore them altogether.
Perhaps the fallacy in the thinking of Mr. Blair is that the purpose of this thread is to "punish" Mr. Butler's group.
The original question was posted by the legal guardian of a minor child who was looking for information about what might have happened to this child while she resided with members of the Butler group. The question of why there was so much secrecy surrounding this was asked.
Many questions arose as a result of this line of inquiry, none of which has ever been adequately answered.
Perhaps the intention of the majority of people posting on this thread was to help this woman free her child from the clutches, emotional and otherwise, of the guru and his followers, and prevent the suffering that this family went through from happening to others.
Mr. Blair's post was the first to even mention a possible desire to "punish" Mr. Butler. It does seem, however, that there is no one willing to provide answers to the legitimate questions asked. This thread would appear to have been hijacked by those who wish to provide a smokescreen for the activities of the group.