>Onion "No one on this forum, writing on FB, or just now facing the reality of the bottom falling out of this group, has arrived at this place without a deep sorrow. It is devastating to look back and know that most of your life, your dreams for your future, your most productive years and all of your energies were given to something so completely false and empty."
That is the summary of all summaries, although I'd add the feeling of shame or embarrassment to the parting sentiments. How did intelligent people fall for this? I tell my partner "but there were doctors and lawyers..." to make myself feel less naive and gullible. Shame on us for hungering after a relationship with God, and a curse on them for betraying humankind in our beautiful search for Life's meaning.
Onion, you in particular I can't thank enough for revealing the factual, behind-the-scenes evidence that the scam persisted from the beginning. I'm a left-brainer, so I needed to see this hard, cold evidence-- facts, dates, meeting topics, the wig (my God!), the trip to Vegas. It took the current shake-up and your posts for me to finally SEE and name what I left so long ago as a CULT. I can only hope the Dregs of leadership that hang on have no success in labeling all those in a (hopefully) large exodus as "deceived" or "Jezzebels" or whatever their current slam is. I pray that others see forums like this and their eyes are finally opened.
As an aside, I'm sure the regulars here know of this reddit page (now archived): [www.reddit.com
There are some interesting links there. The poster asks for input for a book/article at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I would gladly contact this person if he/she seems legit. (May even be someone on this forum?!)
Onion's summary would be a good tombstone epitaph for The Walk: "No one arrived at this place without a deep sorrow. It is devastating to look back and know that most of your life, your dreams for your future, your most productive years and all of your energies were given to something so completely false and empty." (RIH The Lie).... where H stands for Hell.