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1 year ago
rrmoderator
Horowitz: Watching the video was interesting. Mooji reminds me of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Almost like Moo is copying the presentation style of Rajneesh. But of course Rajneesh was better at being a "guru" and far more notable. Historically Rajneesh was known to have exploited his devotees. For example he owned 90 Rolls Royces and there were allegations of sexual misconduct.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Anyone who attacks people that post here personally and/or lacks civility and is nasty will be banned from this message board. There are a couple people that may be banned soon. First and final warning.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wow. Moo must be in a bad mood. We have three apologists attempting to dominate this thead and IMO push people off topic and/or discourage them from posting. All three have failed to answer any questions meaningfully, skirted issues or engaged in other obfuscation. Their presence here would seem to confirm there are serious problems with Moo and that he may have dispatched them to spin
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Yes. For example how could "not taking mental health seriously enough" contribute to a suicide?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
No peers? Sounds like the group is run like a dictatorship. It also probably has corporate bylaws and a board. My guess is that Moo runs that too without any meaningful accountability. Again, someone that becomes an object of worship who is also a dictator would fit the criteria associated with a destructive cult.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Applejuice: Why are you here posting? You "do not know or really care what happens with the finances"? Interesting. You don't care what happens. OK. If you "live in a different country" is anything you post here really grounded in facts observed first-hand. As someone who doesn't care and lives far away from the community are you a reliable source? App
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Applejuice: You have been involved with Moo for a number of years and seem to be quite committed based upon the number of posts you have made here defending him. And yet you have no idea what is going on financially and how much money Moo derives from the group? So it seems the Moo group has little if any financial transparency and no one, even long time devotees like you, really know where
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
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
rrmoderator
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
rrmoderator
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
rrmoderator
"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
rrmoderator
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
rrmoderator
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"
2 years 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
2 years 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
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