To me, it is a really twisted over-simplification of somewhat esoteric concepts, taken out of the context of their original cultures and traditions, and re-packaged for an impatient and confused and ego-driven American culture. The result is an almost crippling lack of understanding of reality and, I think, the beginnings of a sociopathic mental breakdown.
Good description above. For the zillionth time, I wish my sister would read and consider it. But, alas, I have written her off. It wasn't landmark that got her, but another generic (a lifespring-spinoff) lgat. And, I'm the one who recruited her! I think, though, that the leader got his tentacles much deeper into my sister because she has deeper pockets (and it paid off for him, he hit a jackpot with her). And/or I think she had more desperation than I did to relieve pain. She did as you said: willingly closed her eyes and walked into fire in an effort to relieve pain. And six years later she's keeping her eyes closed, maybe to avoid seeing the truth that the lgat lied about the pain relief.
In the months & years that followed her Transformation-In-Six-Days, I too witnessed human behavior I had NEVER seen from her, for half a century together
. I was in the twilight zone for a couple years, as I didn't know what the F*CK was going on between us; I knew nothing about lgats. When I discovered lgat information, it all started to make sense.
At which time, I told her what I was discovering, and she informed me that she was not going to discuss it. Also (rewinding back two years), just when she became a believer is just when I started becoming a disbeliever. I was starting to see some things wrong with the ideology and I wanted to examine it with her. She refused. That was not the sister she used to be
. We used to spend hours analyzing everything and anything. Her behavior and her refusal to talk to me about thoughts & concerns I was having about the lgat contributed to my trance-breaking.
And, yes, you are considered a threat by landmark. Since you are a non-believer, there is the *possibility* that you could influence your friend, which would mean that landmark loses a slave-recruiter. I have been looking at how and why lgats, by design, divide people. They MUST divide out those who are critical, who still can THINK & SEE, who don't agree, etc. because their views could threaten the trance-formation of the lgat subjects.
I relate to your posts and I like how you say it. And I am very sorry for what landmark is putting you through. I think your idea to write about it is great, and is a good way to work through the horror of the twilight zone. It is a shocking thing to experience, and I appreciate your writings about it.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2008 10:19AM by skeptic.