Oh, man. How creepy it's all become. All the more reason why SGI will not get the numbers for KR they say they aspire to in the USA. If anything, it causes people to run for the hills in creep-out. What? More Rev. Moon stuff? No thank you!
As it's been stated on this thread, they must not really care at all if KR ever actualizes. They truly must not.
I think the cult org. went completely off the rails with the priesthood breakup and has long since lost all connection with reality. It truly is bizarre.
Insight I've gathered through this thread shows that the seeds for Ikeda worship have been there for eons, even before the priesthood debacle. When the break happened, it created the fruition of Ikeda as Numero Uno in earnest.
I believe that the main reason Mr. Williams was shown the door was that you can't have more than one Master Chef in the kitchen. Mr. Ikeda saw how popular George was and could not have it for another second.
I remember reading in the last few years an experience from a YMD who attended said conference at the FNCC. He was really struggling with the issue of taking P.I. as his Mentor in Life. It dogged him the entire conference. But, in the end, he reported a victorious breakthrough. He could, indeed, take the Man as his Mentor! You could not help but sense, that underneath, his heart was giving him the pings of doubt, but he had to turn off those pings with all his might...
In the end of his experience, I could still hear those pings loud and clear, victory or not. And it was sad.
This is $GI exactly..numerous posters to this site have recounted how after asking questions, they became the problem. Big, big red flag.
For current cult members who may be reading this mb:
(It is advisable to watch in the order presented.)
1. [www.youtube.com] (Especially ~ 6:18 min. mark)
2. FNCC WD [www.youtube.com] / [www.youtube.com]
3. FNCC YWD [www.youtube.com]
4. FNCCC MD [www.youtube.com] (More on The Dear Leader Museum & Memorabilia at 2:30 min. mark.)
5. FNCC YMD [www.youtube.com] (HI! Salaried Cult Leader ETHAN GELBAUM!!! 2:52 min. mark. At his current age, he still holds the microphone like a good trained YMD monkey should.) / [www.youtube.com]
6. And finally, [www.youtube.com], sing Forever Dear Leader.
Honestly, the cult org. shouldn't allow filming at The Cult Retreat. Hmmm, but if they "officially" forbid it, that might be going a step too far, it might set off even more skeptical alarms to begin clanging. It's always a delicate line for the gakkai cult to try to navigate.
IMO, the above FNCC clips, are beyond pathetic.
For those who may be groping for a way out, please don't feel bad. We've all walked in your shoes, followed the same path out and had to painfully remove the bamboozling blindfold. If any part of you is receptive to what you are reading on this mb, there is always hope that you will break the bonds and exit. It gets harder though, the longer you've been under the spell. Take the power away from the charlatans and back into your own hands. In doing so, also post here and share your own stories, to help others.
Welcome to all the new board members. I look forward to hearing your stories, too.