I have just gone back to page 1 and scanned forward to the latest page, and am amazed at how this site has evolved and the FANTASTIC contributions of so many people. I realise that there are many people who have been severly hurt by this cult, unlike me, who just had his fingers burnt, bt lved to walk away with my own little stories. If writing things down and sharing anecdotes helps and heals then do keep it up, one and all. If just one or two people reading this come to a realisatio and leave the cult then that will be a great thing.
For those adults who have become so conditioned and dependent on the comfort blanket that a sect like this can provide. One that encourages you to delegate all ones major life decisions to a group of "anointed leaders" so that they are actually perfectly happy just to stay "exactly where they are" - I don't so much care for or worry much about.
They've made their beds and can lie in it.
But it is the children of such people that concern me.
Made to go to meeting after meeting after meeting, encouraged subtly or not so subtly to avoid friendships or social connections with "worldly" peers, discouraged from listening to certain kinds of music, certain movies, TV programs, encouraged to see everything through the cult-tinted lenses of the leadership - even dragged out of schools where they have started to make friends at a vulnerable time in their lives , and made to go to a different school, simply because some supposed spiritual aspect of it doesn't meet SMC approval or is accused of SMC urban myths and scare stories. This should concern us.
When children are discouraged from making friendships with those from different churches - where children are having the future direction of their life, the kind of career they will end up in, the kind of interests they are allowed to pursue or not, decided by SMC leaders or culture, particularly those that have so much potential, so many possibilities quashed - so many possible paths of things tp pursue, interests to follow, causes to take up, but who are getting their wings clipped, their mental feet bound up as the japanese mothers used to do to their daughters feet...
its those people that need to be warned :-
AS SOON AS YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH AND ABLE TO DO SO,
GET OUT AS QUICK AS YOU CAN !
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2012 07:35PM by Clive.