Re: The Christ Family
Date: June 27, 2009 08:16AM
D Yoda / Theresasdaughter / didntwearshoeseither/leftbehind: I really appreciate you posting this info.
My mother was in c.f. for maybe a decade. She would have gone by sister Maria, sister Alice or Alicia. Not sure, since I was only 2 when she joined. (I'm now 32).
I'm told I was on the road w/her for a short period, maybe between '79 & '80? Donned baby-white robe, hopped trains etc, until I got sick and went to live w/my grandparents. Eventually my dad got custody and I only saw my mother in a white robe once more when I was 8 or 9. She looked healthy but crazy, I think, from my memory of that time.
For the ppl who might have known her, she was from San Antonio, TX. Much later, after living in places like Mexico City & LA, she raised 2 sons in Uvalde w/ another c.f. member named Moses/Mark. Their neighbors were c.f. as well, Miriam and Nick I believe.
We're not in contact now. But she and her family are in Maui. I think they are in touch w. *don,* also former c.f., who lives there.
I'm just curious why there is so much mystery to these years. I don't think I could ever get the info out of my mother, who is still alive. It's too bad. But it sounds like there were a million hypocrisies to say the least. No disrespect to the ppl who truly wanted to live love etc. But male-dominated hierarchy for one, red flag! Esp to the detriment of the girls (getting knocked up after a broken 'key' moment -or moment of obeying commands --???).
Hearing stories from my mother in passing i know that speedy drugs were big, aside from weed. This was the late 70s/early 80s and shit was crazy back then. That they believed a delusional man, claiming to be god is INSANE, right? I'm not being cynical. I just can't understand what would have driven these young ppl to such an extreme place --giving up kids, burning all social bridges, believing they were angels, etc.
I've heard comparisons made to the film Brother Sun, Sister Moon and i guess I can see that. Especially after the horrors of the Vietnam War, the struggle for human rights and fight against nuclear arms.
I am currently reading In the Wind (M.S.C) and it's been a tremendous help filling in the gaps. I am sorry for anyone who was more seriously, negatively effected by their assoc. w. "amen" or anyone else in c.f for that matter. The guy known as Solomon sounded super-creepy, btw, and i think my mother could have been the one in ITW "serving" him <<<shudder>> but I hope not.
I also have slight info re a prison stint my mom and several others served in FL after a church raid, which could have been about 1980. More info about these ppl? I would love to hear it. Yet another child of a member who is desperately seeking answers. I've lost my mother to the brainwashing tactics of this group. Sadly I don't think she's ever coming out of it.