I'd be interested in hearing more about the " big “brew haha” and half the congregation was asked to leave and never come back."
Berachah with Thieme as "dictator" was a cult. Wow. I think take a minute...
Was Elvis a cult leader? Was Hitler? Was Manson? YES They all match Dr. Lifton's characteristics of "mind control" to one degree or another. A lot of churches synagogues, etc... religious orgs do. As well as Investment cults, psycology cults, political cults, etc... do also.
So? If I go to an extreme comparison of Elvis and Hitler(or Manson or others), what I see as the key differences are on a scale from benign to destructive.
How benign or destructive is this cult? Elvis only crushed women's hearts while Hitler murdered and tortured millions. Manson never physically murdered but we know the rest of that story.
So how destructive was Berachah under Thieme jrs dictatorship? That's been one of the major points of this website. I have pointed out facts that Thieme presented himself as smarter than he was - Valdictorian of his Master's degree class at DTS while never mentioning there were only 6 fellow classmates. As if what Thieme said was indisputable. Well Thieme wouldn't let you talk in his military class but here people can.
And he name dropped his teacher at DTS Dr. Chafer many many times as if he improved on Dr. Chafer, while Thieme went into lala land.
Many more examples are here.
I suggest "be of sound mind" all the time. That would be your
sound mind not Thieme's.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2022 06:20AM by Truthtesty.