Will things ever be normal?
Date: August 21, 2003 07:52PM
One of the signs of any cult is the desire to show you the error of YOUR ways. It's a controlling behavior that you also see in a abusive relationships. I had a boss once who did that. He would sit on his perch waiting for a screw-up and then launch into a tirade trying to break the person's spirit. Most people were scared of him and he only promoted those who weren't afraid of him. In other words, he would break your spirit and then lose respect for you. If you tried to make him happy, you would never get promoted. It was terrible. But I'm not bitter.
Of course, he drove several hours to attend a GodDome in Atlanta and made sure you knew it. That galled me even more. His Jesus was bigger than mine.
If I don't like a church, I just go to another one. Luckily, there is one on every street corner in the South.