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9 years ago
duxdeluxe
We've asked SIR to remove the reference you quote. It simply is not true. Some members of MDI are weekend graduates, some have done Landmark, others are former or current Masons, Elks, Lions or miltary veterans. Many members use MDI to support 12 step recovery programs. To paint one organization with a broad brush simply because some of its members found value in another organizations p
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
9 years ago
duxdeluxe
Neither organization has any affiliation wih the Sterling institute. I can only speak for MDI, you need not do any weekend to be a member. Membership is open to any man who pays dues. Unlike Sterling MDI is a very public organization that holds it annual convention in Las Vegas each October it is committed to supporting veterans through an annual Veterans event held in LA each year, it has cha
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
Rick, I don't "support" the Sterling weekend. All I said was I got value out of it and knew a lot of others who did as well. I could write a book on all the things I disagree with about what SIR does and the way they do it but it still gave me a unique space to step outside of my 9-5 life. I certainly never implied Justin was accountable. I have found him to be anything but.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
I know, it can be irritating, the intro leders feel they are special because they were chosen to lead the intros. The funny thing about Landmark is that for an organization that prides itself in "authenticity" I have found zero accountability from the leadership. It is also not terribly authentic. I went to a friends graduation a few weeks ago. He had the same Forum leader I had
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
jp27, It is really very simple. tell your friend Matt you heard everything he's said and simply "choose not to do the forum". That is Lkandmark speak for "no thank you" Then ask him how many times he has had to rearrange his life to fit into Landmark's requirements around his commitment as a seminar leader? Ask how oftern Ladmsrk has been willing to accomo
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
RRModerator, I stated my agenda on another post. It is certainly not to appologize for anything. It is to invite feedback and criticism based on actual experience not on uneducated opinion. And before you take offense, by uneducated I mean with out actual first hand knowledge. Not what some one said anonymously or what you believe based on what you have read but based on what you have actu
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
RRmoderator, I don't recall where I blamed any one and I am not sure who you are referring to as a victim. You strike me as someone who is very comfortable in their judgments and really not interested in any sort of dialouge. That is unfortunate but it is your life . I am not quite sure how you feel qualified to reach conclusions so quickly but it is your board so that is your
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
RRModerator, Thanks. You have confirmed for me that MDI is most definitely not a LGAT. We do not come close to any of those four warning signs. I'd be suprised if you put 10 MDI men in a room and got them to agree to anything other than how much fun it is to be able to be in a room with 10 other men and just argue away.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
RRModerator, I completely agree with everything you said factuallyabout Justin Sterling and his work. I just disagree with what it all means. For some people it its probably the last place they should go. For others it might be exactly what the doctor ordered. (and yes some therapists have recommended it to their clients) I support forums like this one because I feel people should kno
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
Quoterrmoderatorduxdeluxe:: Please read the posts here more carefully. Questions (note the question marks at the end of each sentence) were posted asking what you believe about Sterling. There are questions posed seeking information and those posed as rhetorical. I read yours as rhetorical, the danger of the internet and not having the ability to speak face to face. You say, "T
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
I never said I "oppose the Sterling Weekend and would not recommend that anyone do the Weekend under any circumstances." If you are going to moderate this board please be responsible and do not misquote what people say. The LD differs from the Sterling Mens Weekend possibly everyway imagineable. Just the size of the event distiguishes them. There is no denying the difference i
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
Morgan, I whole heartedly agree with your take on Sterling and you did a wodnerful job of outing the man behind the curtain. I had been involved with the Sterling Mens Division for six years and also felt uneasy with the cultish aspects of it and had this sense that the Emporer had no clothes but no one seemed willing to admit that. I stayed with it because I cherished the relationships
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
duxdeluxe
I am a current member of MDI. It s not affiliated with Sterling. ALthough there are many men who had been involved with the Sterliing institute some time ago and many men still support its work, MDI as an organization has severed its ties with the Sterling Institute. I'd be curious to hear what your concerns are. MDI does not attempt to teach men anything. It is simply a collecti
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
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