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13 years ago
yasmin
Must admit this discussion got me checking out the bible.In Leviticus( King James Version, but they are all fairly similar) it says "Thou shalt not avenge thyself, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people , but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am Jehovah". Which at least in that part, does not sound like a ringing endorsement of flogging.... Also noted "
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
yasmin
heidi, have the deepest sympathy for you.Steve Hassan's web site( think it is called freedom of mind?) has a good amount of information about how to communicate with a group member so that they feel less threatened. he has a section that recommends things like grandma sending her favourite cookies along, and if they are well received sending them again on a regular basis. Anyway, some of hi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
yasmin
Thank you Toni.Actually it was the kindness of your posts, and the fact that I read that you still had contact with your family that first convinced me to post too. you come across as having a great deal of humanity and understanding. yes, a lot of your list applied( what paranoia? From Miss anonymous??) :wink: Know about the emotional stuff too. Both members and ex members are pretty litigio
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
13 years ago
yasmin
Was trying to avoid mentioning that.Have family whom I care for both in and out of the group, and since its a small group, am pretty sure that once I name it the delightful anonymity of the internet would disappear pretty fast. Also, it is kind of nice to be able to talk about how one really feels without offending anyone/and or holding oneself liable to legal action, and kind of hoped that ev
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
13 years ago
yasmin
Was also raised in a new religious movement.( Tried to post earlier but think I messed it up). Gave me time to think though, and am wondering if healing is when being raised in a NRM is no longer an important part of how I define myself. Won't say it has all been easy, and one of the hardest parts has been dealing with the fact that people sensationalized the truth about our childhood.It w
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