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7 months ago
kBOY
F C S L C Welcome back. HEAVEN only has our best interests in mind
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7 months ago
kBOY
2 T 2 Thank you for the heads-up and for sharing with us a glimpse of your awakening. This unfortunate dynamic is always the result of not following the admonition, 'Call no man Father'. Jesus (the messenger) never prioritized promoting himself, but focused instead on promoting the MESSAGE. There are many others who have ridden the magic-carpet of celebrity and suddenly cras
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8 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D "Gary Hargrave and Bruce Larson are continuing to increase their aggression in Israel and against the founder's family. I think Hargrave is still focused on a worldwide ministry with the help of his drones like Bruce Larson." From what little I heard about this situation, they basically orchestrated a coup which successfully usurped control of the Jerusalem Ce
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8 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D There is no redemption without repentance. There is no repentance without accountability. There is no accountability without consequences. A CELEBRATION awaits those who forgive their w o r l d
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8 months ago
kBOY
P U D D It sounds like Voltaire might have gained his understanding of the issue from personal experience. The world we experience is the one we decide to believe in
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8 months ago
kBOY
TheWALK/TLW served up some strong mind-altering 'words'. HAPPY new year.
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8 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Many measures were implemented over the decades in order for us to never appear religious, including some that were downright illegal. Using the flesh in one area to combat the flesh in another is still the flesh. This, along with a heavily controlled environment, just about squeezed all of the SPIRITUALITY out of the movement. JRS himself prophesied that if the ALMIGHTY wa
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8 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D TWISTED SCRIPTURE 1. Separate people: (Luke 14:26) "Whoever comes to me and does not hate . . ." 2. Encourage couples to divorce: (Luke 14:26) "Whoever comes to me and does not hate . . ." 3. Fire those who dare to question: Mixed multitude, wheat/tares. 4. Command submission: Mixed multitude, wheat/tares. 5. Demand unquestioning allegiance: Mixed m
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D "When folks in Shiloh wanted to do the same thing, Rick shut it down." I heard from a very reliable source that RICK DISNEY hated any idea that was not his, or that he could not steal the credit for. A true shepherds heart.
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D HAPPY holi-daze for those needing the pick-me-up. Knowing now who we are dealing with in the G-man, this gesture feigning integrity was more likely an attempt to assess just how much legal trouble he was in and plan accordingly. That of course meant to buy as much time as he could to get his 'affairs in order', meaning, hiding as much of our hard-earned cash that
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9 months ago
kBOY
All indications are, from the Woodrow Nichol's expose, that once JRS was finally shown the door from the last of his organized religious associations, he was a law unto himself, and no longer subject to confirmation from anyone BUT himself. Since absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely, he kept pushing the envelope, and further justified the expansion of his picadillos, both moral and
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9 months ago
kBOY
For something that was advertised as the 'cutting edge of Christianity', it is still shocking how little of the DIVINE there was in it, considering the level of damage done to people's lives. We were definitely distracted from this carnage by having our 'ears tickled' by a mesmerizing 'word' that was contradictory to the lifestyle of the vessel(s) who deliver
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Speaking of White House tennis courts, does anyone know if Rayen Resort--the exclusive enclave of the TLW 'ONE percenters'--is currently being enjoyed by the 'mixed multitude', or has it been cordened off as a crime scene?
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9 months ago
kBOY
P U D D "I’m betting that Gary didn’t learn anything new from the letters he got from the 'new 360' evaluation. He already knew all of this." It was probably not about what the G-man knew, but about finding out just how many other people knew, and he and others were probably beginning to feel the heat of the firestorm approaching their gates.
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D I'm sure that after soliciting all that 'fan mail', that is when all the rats began to abandon ship.
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D When you, PUDD, and I got together on Oct 23 for our 4-hour quorum, the one thing I remember was how awesome the reconnection was, and the remark being made at the end that if similar meetings were to proliferate among other expats, it would eventually lead to the downfall of TLW. It was only two days later (Oct 25) that Shalom posted her disclosure on Facebook, and the walls
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D "Marilyn admitted she keeps files on people close to her, presumably to deter them from speaking out against her." The more details that come to light, we realize TLW was run more like a fascist state than a 'move of god'.
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Considering the cast of characters that ONION lists who were privy to these sordid details, and probably others she failed to mention, it is sad there was not at least one whistle-blower in all of APCO leadership and support staff with enough integrity to blow the lid off the whole ugly affair. I guess we were not as SPIRITUAL as we thought.
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Interesting posts given that they came just two weeks prior to Shalom's disclosure. Most of those we encountered that Friday at the farmer's market have since left TLW, and some have even relocated out of the area. The few who remain are in their 60's, 70's, and maybe 80's, and feel they simply have no other place to go, or life to live. Very sad
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9 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D What was the view tally the post before Shalom's disclosure on Oct 25, 2018?
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9 months ago
kBOY
P U D D Many of us who witnessed the XMAS truck from a distance, and who had subscribed to JRS' overt disdain for the holiday, could never really figure out how the tables were turned so quickly to endorse something formerly denounced. Double-standards were continually perfected in TLW as time went on until the disparity between the two would no longer sustain the illusion.
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10 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Unfortunately, we will probably be in our graves long before those who are 'spellbound' have their rude awakening, from both religious and political black holes. A quote attributed to Mark Twain, wisely perceived, "It is easier to fool a 'wo/man', than it is to convince 'he/she' has been fooled". (Gender modifications by poster.)
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10 months ago
kBOY
R E E P "I could not trust myself to make a good decision." This is just one more unfortunate consequence of groupthink, brainwashing, and mind-control, that effectively undermines autonomy and surrenders it to another. There are those who have come forward to share that this has impeded their decision-making skills for many years. The broad range of injuries inflicted by a cul
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10 months ago
kBOY
R E E P When one is in a cult, the last thing one studies are 'cults'. For that matter, when one is in a Christian cult, the last thing one reads is the Bible, except for a devout few. We were fully indoctrinated with JRS' emphasis (then G&M's guilt-trip), attending a ridiculous number of services for those in the L.A. area, along with listening to cassettes and C
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10 months ago
kBOY
S O U T H C H I Absolute power corrupts absolutely. That is how history has played out, because we ventured away from HEAVEN in a desire to make ourself someone 'special'--and be the center of attention.
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10 months ago
kBOY
R E E P "I have begun to view my years in The Walk/TLWF as helpful in understanding the current political climate." I am HAPPY you found at least one silver-lining in it all. Many of us now can smell a cult like a hound dog.
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10 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D Thank you for posting the "fucking horror movie" thread from Jodi above, which is not as far 'off-topic' as you surmise. It is just one more sad tale regarding the dangers that personality cults pose, be they religious, philosophical, or, unfortunately for our sake, political. The same cognitive dissonance afflicts them all. I have friendships that span
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10 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D What an amazing contribution to the dialog, coming just one month before Shalom's disclosure. There are too many issues to cover in detail, but what a damning indictment of a system that was corrupt to the core, and yet was able to sustain itself for seven decades because it was being run like a fascist state dressed in sheep's clothing.
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10 months ago
kBOY
C H A N G E D What a sad legacy--it breaks my heart to even read it. The degree of destruction inflicted on all levels is truly disheartening, given that it was done in the 'name of the Lord'. Some have recovered, some are still recovering, and some may never recover--at least not in this life. The G-man is the only one left to hold accountable, but he will most likely NEV
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10 months ago
kBOY
The ultimate cop out and spin. After we easily dismissed so many other 'false prophecies', the resurrection life issue was probably second only to no 'kingdom' appearing on the scene in 1979. It ultimately set the tone of guilt-projection that infected the fellowship right up until its ignominious end. Those drowning in guilt are quick to project it, and we were the a
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