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12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
I find it very interesting that Falun Gong has probably at least 100 websites and blogs and pages and then I finally find one where I can express my concerns about FG on facebook and then Falun Gongers go in there and get me banded from the sight, which is called "Stop Falun Gong." I feel like, when I was in the abusive group, they controled my mind by saying that if I had just one n
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Hey, I practiced Falun Gong for three years from 2000-2003. I believe that everyone should do what's best for them, but here is my opinion of the group. When I came into the group, they told me it was a qigong practice for health and to become a better person, but later I found out we were to spend the majority of our time reading the teacher's book over and over ( I read it 40 tim
Forum: Hate Groups
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
I feel tremendously sad, when I read a quote by Li Hongzhi. He states in, "Teaching the Fa at the Great Lakes Fa Conference in North America (2000.)," "When they couldn't endure the severe torture, they wrote repentance statements (Saying they no longer were practitioenrs.) But in their mind they were thinking, 'This is to fool them. I'll still practice after I ge
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
dsm, Thanks so much for the info. I never thought about checking out books that provided various perspectives of Falun Gong. Great idea. Take care, Freedom to Choose
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Drjesusesq, I can never remember being happy in Falun Gong. It seems like I was in this weird disconnected state. I mean I did have some happiness in some relationships in the group. I miss them now. But I remember there was really only one article that I really liked. That was my experience. Thanks, Freedome to choose.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Wow, I can't believe it. I reread some Falun Gong articles after 6 years of being too scared to question them. When I read them the first time it's like I didn't understand what the leader was saying. It just seemed that he would ramble on and on, and then everyone would be like wow, isn't the "Master" so benevolent. In my mind I would be like, well I didn't
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Hi, I'm in the process of healing from my three year stint in Falun Gong and would love to talk to some ex-pracititioners. Thanks, Freedom to Choose
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Hi, I am an American female who was in Falun Gong for three years. Eversince I left, six years ago, I have been in a deep depression. I have been looking a lot at Falun Gong and Li Hongzhi and if you compare him and the group to many different definitions of cults, they hit the mark everytime. Li says that every human being has to think Falun Gong is good or they will be eliminated at the end
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
This forum is so great. I feel like I’m finally getting to openly discuss, things that have been in my mind for so long. I wanted to reply to your comment below: The thing is in the current situation if you start saying that FD is a cult that means that you agree with the views of the Chinese government. You then hold the same views. That might be interpreted by outsiders, or ordinary people
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Corboy, Wow, thanks so much for your entry!! You explained things so clearly and with so little judgment. I feel so supported. I never even thought about half the things you said. Like for example, I did need to at least go to the hospital and get treatment for possible STDs. Also about reporting the rapist so he wouldn't do it to others. And thanks for pointing out "Try to ins
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Hi alrick888, Thanks for the response. What I like about this forum is that everyone is free to share what they believe. And I respect your opinions. I also just have some opinions that are different. For example, I know that the teacher of Falun Gong has said that there are to be no heirarchies in Falun Gong, but in my opinion, in the workings of the group, there are and it was this hei
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Thanks for the message. I am getting counseling, but it doesn't seem to be working. Were you ever in a cult? If so did you feel bad after you left?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
I am an ex Falun Gong member. I'm American and female and I feel like there aren't many ex american Falun Gong voices out there so I wanted to share mine. I have lots of things I could say about my experience, but I would say overall it was super unhealthy. Ever since I left, six years ago, I have been in a depression and I belive that Falun Gong is the major factor in my depression
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
I am an American female ex-member of Falun Gong and I have found these entries to be very interessting. I think it is interessting that "love Falun Dafa" basicly just says what Li writes. I used to do this too. My opinion was Li Hongzhi's opinion. It's like there is no reasoning by practitioners. They say Li Hongzhi knows what is right and that is what is right. I can un
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
12 years ago
Freedomtochoose
Hi. I am a former member of Falun Gong. I am a young American female and was in Falun Gong for three years. Up until now, I have been way too scared to write about how I feel about Falun Gong. This is because during my time in Falun Gong, I was taught that if I have one negative thought about Falun Gong, when the "end of the world" comes, I will be eliminated and sent to Hell. But
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
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