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6 years ago
Truth_Seeker_7878
Hi - I just received a private message from a person and I have tried replying but I am not really sure if the person received it or it was sent. I ticked the box "copy to my sent items" but it did not show up. The message was regarding the fallout with Robin K and Mike Vinson. The person said they have a family member who just joined and that they heard a completely different story.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 years ago
Truth_Seeker_7878
Just an update to the IWWB (iswasandwillbe) cult headed up by Mike Vinson. I am the original poster, but had to change my username to log back into the new forum. As some may recall, IWWB member Robin Korevaar came onto the forum here to defend father Mike and the IWWB group. However, what instead took place was that he ended up indicting the group as a cult, with Rick Ross giving his assessme
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 years ago
Mitchell
@ScoobyDooby I'm sorry to hear that she won't even have an honest look at the material. For me there are two parts to this: 1) the religious practice and 2) the organizational machine SGI. I suppose one could come to the conclusion that the religious thinking is okay, but I am pretty sure if one looks at the evidence, one will see nothing but cultish behavior from the SGI. Have yo
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Nichijew, I tried sending you a PM but it said your storage space was full. Would you mind sending me a PM with whatever materials you may have as well as a link to your blog?
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Oh for crying out loud! I just read the english wikipedia site again on the New Komeito party and at the top where it says that NKP and SGI are independent it has a source: On the source page it clearly states that the NKP and the SGI are rather co-dependent and they skirt around the issue of article 20 of their constitution that separates religion and state.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Just a note on my wife: she has spent a lot of time reading and thinking and is making a lot of progress. We talk openly without fighting. She mentioned this morning that she was reading about the Komeito party on the Japanese wikipedia site and that while it had a lot of good, eye opening for her, information it said something like in the late 80s that the government made it illegal to have r
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
@snagdude Thanks so much for the links and information. I checked out the links and will continue to read and try and learn more. One thing that puzzles me still regarding the gohonzon: I thought I read somewhere here in this thread that at the time of the split in 1991 the gohonzon was altered and it was this altered version that was considered the fraudulent one. The geocities site detail
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Thanks to all of you who have replied. You have all provided lots of insight and clear headed direction. We are not planning on a divorce and I really don't see that happening at all. My wife and I have gone from fighting to calm rational discussions. To her credit, she has been reading quite a lot these past few days and facing some really tough issues regarding her upbringing and the
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Thanks Wakatta1. Yes, she is a second generation and maybe 3rd generation SGI. Last night we fought more and it ended with her being willing to read about the controversies and to learn about classic Buddhism, something she admits to know nothing about. I really think somewhere inside is a reasonable person who just wants the best. It is interesting to watch though; she will wax and wane from
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 years ago
Mitchell
Hello everybody, I'm so glad I found this forum. I read this thread for hours yesterday and it was quite eye opening. I am married to a SGI member who was born in Japan and for the past 15 years or so has lived in the US. We have been married for a little over 2 years and it has been really good for the most part. I knew getting into this relationship that she was a member but honestl
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
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