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1 year ago
rrmoderator
Applejuice: No speaking on worldly events seems incidental and neither definitively wrong or right. But what is it about Moo's "teaching style" that you think is wrong? What does "not taking mental health seriously enough" mean? This seems rather vague. Can you be more specific? And becoming an object of worship is the single most salient defining element of a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
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Applejuice: Can you think of anything wrong with Moo? Can you name three things you think are wrong with Moo? How much money does Moo receive through the Mooji group? Ironic that you posted a link to a critical Geftakys group page. If you search this message board you will see that it was here that the Geftakys group was exposed by former members regarding certain issues See
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
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This is not a message board devoted to the discussion political points of view. Zionism and the war in Iraq are not relevant to the topic of Destructive Churches.
Forum: Destructive Churches
1 year ago
rrmoderator
At lease in one instance it seems a group called a "cult" known as "Twelve Tribes" was affiliated with WWOOF through a farm near Ashville, North Carolina. See And it seems that Twelve Tribes has some WWOOF activities in France. See The Cult Education Institute has a database subsection specifically devoted to Twelve Tribes. See Twelve Tribes has a deeply t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
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"My WWOOFing experience was a nightmare. Here’s why the organization needs to change" See Interesting commentary from someone who didn't have a good experience with WWOOF and warned others. "Long hours of hard work and a feeling of being exploited are fairly common complaints among WWOOFers" "It’s worth mentioning that not all national WWOOF organization
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
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Received a complaint about Sparkroot Farms and its co-founder Alisa Esposito. Someone alleges that this farm, affiliated with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), is run like a "cult." And that WWOOF volunteers can end up staying there for a really long time. See Also see Is it possible that some WWOOF affiliated farms exploit volunteers and are run in by au
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Please don't bother to respond to NickleandDimed personal attacks as they will be deleted. If there are any further problems with NickleandDimed let me know.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
NickleandDimed: I agree that you are most likely here to make trouble, apologize for predatory leaders and spin for them. Otherwise you are an Internet troll who feeds on conflict and likes to attack people and start arguments to disrupt threads because you have nothing else to occupy your time. You are very close to be being banned from this message board. I have deleted one of your
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy, This is why I always encourage people who have recently left a "cult" to do some reading and research. Online resources are plentiful and free. That's the whole purpose of the Cult Education Institute. In this way anyone with an electronic device and access to the Web can potentially unravel group programming and unpack their experience on their own schedule and priv
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
It's very meaningful to read the research and literature describing how an array of cults control and manipulate people. How they control information, manipulate and manage social interaction and the environment. They create a kind of bubble. To burst that bubble it usually takes something fairly drastic to happen within it that somehow shocks the member and leads to a crack in their p
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy: Please don't be cryptic and just answer the question. Are you in any way, shape or form insinuating that the rank and file membership are enablers? A simple yes or no answer will suffice.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy, Please explain exactly what you mean by "The progressive degrees of enablement that has allowed this 'atmosphere' to develop." Who have you determined is specifically engaged in "enablement"? Are you insinuating that the rank and file membership of the group are enablers? Or do you mean the relatively very few elite leaders that run things from the
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
United States of Paranoia: They See Gangs of Stalkers The New York Times/June 10, 2018 By Mike McPhate Nobody believed him. His family told him to get help. But Timothy Trespas, an out-of-work recording engineer in his early 40s, was sure he was being stalked, and not by just one person, but dozens of them. He would see the operatives, he said, disguised as ordinary people, lurking ar
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
No. There is not evidence that Landmark is "gang stalking" anyone. If you have proof bring it to the police. If there is an arrest bring that proof online. Otherwise this is just speculation and theory. That type of theorizing is often called "conspiracy theory." This message board is not for posting conspiracy theories. Read the NY Times article.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
1 year ago
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IMO the overwhelming majority of "gang stalking" claims are simply made up fiction spun by people who are often dealing with a mental problems. Typically paranoid delusions. These are baseless conspiracy theories used to rationalize a mental problem that should be addressed by a doctor. Rather than seek such medical help people claim that they are being "gang stalked." I
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: There is no requirement to read anything. But when people insinuate, or speculate that cult victims are somehow responsible for the abuse they experienced it often comes from a place of ignorance. Reading can help to inform people about how cults operate. The links I posted were not to promote my book, but rather to promote meaningful research about cults, coerciv
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: I received several complaints about kBoy and requests from participants on this thread to moderate. People complained that kBoy was blaming victims for their abuse and preaching personal philosophies. Reading the thread proved that the complaints were accurate. I don't have the time to go on and on about this. If such complaints come up again kBoy will sim
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBOY: You are right there "is still much to be learned." It's vitally important for former cult members to understand the structure and dynamics of cults and how the coercive persuasion techniques they use actually work. Without that detailed understanding recovery is much more difficult. That's why I posted the links and suggested some good books on this thread.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wombat, Your supposed criticism isn't much. Based upon your very light critique it seems to me that you are just here as a Moo devotee and apologist.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wombat: Curious about your viewpoint. Do you think Moo ever does anything wrong? What mistakes has Moo made that you think should be admitted and/or corrected? Please name three examples. How do you think Moo could improve himself?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: No one must follow any proscribed path to recovery. Some of you have sought out research and professionals that have experience in dealing with cults for counseling and assistance and others have not. Each person will manage their own situation, in their own way and either decide to attend a church, not attend a church, receive counseling or not, etc. The point th
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy: "Although professional help is available, that professional probably did not partake of our particular flavor of insanity, something we unfortunately developed a taste for." This statement is misleading and not helpful. There are professionals that provide counseling for former cult members that are themselves former cult members. For example Wellspring Retreat in Ohio th
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
walknntalkn: The books and research cited all delve into how cult leaders exploit the vulnerabilities of people who are looking for answers, have problems, are experiencing personal pain. The common thread in many cult recruitment situations is that people are going through some personal difficulties, which makes them more vulnerable to coercive persuasion and cult recruitment techniques t
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Mankind Project is a controversial training program that has a history personal injury litigation, complaints, bad press and controversy. Anyone considering such training should do research before becoming involved. See Based upon this history I would not recommend Mankind Project to anyone for anything at any time. There are far safer more viable alternati
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBOY: Please read the relevant research. You might read "Cults in Our Midst" by Singer. "Influence" by Robert Cialdini. "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse" by David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen Or you can click through on links that have been posted on this thread. The thought reform and coercive persuasion used by destructive cults is not rekevab
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy: Don't you ever seriously read any research about cults, thought reform, coercive persuasion, influence techniques and cult recovery? The links to research have been posted on this thread. Just point and click through. Seems like you have not done that or you would know that many of your claims don't match the detailed research on the subject of cults and how people get in
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
larry bobo: I am sorry if this seems like a sales pitch, but pick up my book "Cults Inside Out" it explains everything in very fine detail. It includes analysis from biblical scholars and wide array of experts. It has more than 1,250 research footnotes and an 18 page bibliography. The book can be downloaded through Kindle or bought as a paperback through Amazon. I have also pos
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Personal attacks are against the rules of this message board. Please read the rules you agreed to before posting here.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
kBoy: "Stumbling head-first"? Not really. Tricked and trapped deliberately by a calculating and manipulative leader. Stumbling upon such a group can be seen as unfortunate, but there is no blame on the victims since they were deceived and coerced through manipulation.
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