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9 months ago
Aleutian
I recently recalled a time I was volunteering working on ¨G and M´s¨ luxury home on Oahu in Hawaii. It was a hot summer day, and I didn´t bring any sunscreen. I had the nerve to ask for some. After all, I was working for free. Instead of them helping me, they called for their ¨handler¨ at the time to help me. He was quite flustered that I didn´t ask him first and chewed me out, telling me to
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
Aleutian
An interesting article on love bombing: It may explain why so many hurt people stayed.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
Aleutian
A challenge with all of this is the fact that TLWF has undergone a public relations campaign to recreate itself minus some of the craziness that occurred from the 60´s all the way until recently. Something of a ¨TLWF Lite¨, which includes a corporate rebranding, with less screaming in tongues, less gulag work days, less sexual impropriety, and more mainstream sermons. It’s almost an unspoken
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
Aleutian
Reveal, I agree with you. I phrased my viewpoint in a harsh way. I´m just trying to come to grips with my own upbringing and trying to lose the strange fringe concepts taught to me, while at the same time retaining at least the belief in a higher power. To anyone that is agnostic or atheist...I respect you. I personally believe in some type of higher power, but you can believe in whatever you
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
Aleutian
To everyone arguing on this forum: I personally love kBoys poems. They offer a cathartic, aesthetically pleasing, and simplified poetic release from the trappings of over complicated religion. I also like reading the searing exposes by people that have taken a more agnostic ¨F all religion¨ stance. And I also appreciate Larry Bobo´s (albeit slightly preachy) take on just how different
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
Aleutian
This is my first time posting on the forum after glancing at it every once in a while over the past year or so. Although I didn´t have as difficult of a time as some of you, I did have my share of truly painful experiences ¨growing up in the church¨. Most of the adults in the church I grew up in are truly amazing people. They ¨came into the church¨ in a very unique time period (the 60´s and 70´s)
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