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2 days ago
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‘We Are Being Punished for Daring to Criticize the Authority’
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6 days ago
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The connection between idolizing a dishonest, ego-driven leader and normalizing the use of violence against his perceived enemies. That would include his first wife, of course. Posted by: Lilith Date: October 03, 2023 04:23AM That was quite an eye-opening episode. The violence against JRS's wife Martha at the time described in her divorce filing was horrible, and the death prayers w
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9 days ago
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A significant uptick in our stats. I don't think it's a coincidence that it happened shortly after TheJewel mentioned the John Birch society and Peter Beetr (sp), among other things. Page Views: 3,668,568 Comments: 12,569 Conspiracy Theorists: Unknown
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17 days ago
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Too bad the 'door opener' didn't leave many of these doors shut. That would have been helpful. It would mean less nonsense for survivors of his 'ministry' to contend with. Reep wrote: And about the New Apostolic Reformation connection, I have often thought that JRS may have opened a door, but in a bad way.
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21 days ago
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Going back in time... Posted by: changedagain Date: June 12, 2011 01:21AM jhorning I've reached out recently to current members that I have known for years, but they won't talk about the walk or what is going on. They will not respond to me if I question what they are doing. John, The short answer is they probably believe they are on the right path, and having invested most
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23 days ago
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If anyone is searching for a conversation-starting sweatshirt, I think I may have found one. Take a look. And no need to thank me. This is just one of the many things I do for people I care about:
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24 days ago
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A little over four years ago: Posted by: that little red flag Date: January 05, 2020 05:56PM changedagain wrote: I think the main reason I was apprehensive about the level of intoxication within the ranks of 'ministries,' is that they were often assuming a role of managing (to put it lightly) people's lives. I've witnessed and also received truly bizarre directives fr
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24 days ago
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Yeah, my turning point came when she was speaking from the pulpit at yet another long service in the Valley, a year or so before I finally left the cult. The Holy Spirit asked me if I had any idea what she was talking about. I said no. That was the totality of our 'conversation.' ;) Reep wrote: I'm so gratified to know, after so many years, that nobody else could follow Maril
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25 days ago
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What to you like least about me? That you tend to make sense. Well, what can I do about that? Easy--I have in my possession a bunch of CD's where Marilyn speaks about the spirit realm. Just listen to them faithfully before you go to bed every night. You will be a changed person. For the better? If you have any suicidal thoughts, remember that is just the carnal mind being dest
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25 days ago
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Thanks to TheJewel and Reep for weighing in on this matter--two posters who make sense. I don't consider that to be a negative attribute, btw. :)
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29 days ago
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Came across this last night (below). It's recognizable because of what many of us experienced in the living word cult. Families torn apart over the issue of whether or not to serve a cult leader--who, of course, was presented falsely as an instrument of God, basically a savior for our country: @dutchessprim Confessions of a MAGA kid. It’s long but I know I’m not alone here. My da
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4 weeks ago
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This is political in nature, so I won't be too upset if the moderator removes it. My response will likely just be limited to throwing some food against a wall, and perhaps tweeting something threatening that I hope my three twitter followers see. Actually, I'm pretty sure one of them is a bot, so make that two followers. PBS News Hour:
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4 weeks ago
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A few posts from a long time ago: Posted by: changedagain Date: April 13, 2010 08:06AM Amos wrote: the problem is that the yardstick we used to measure change was given to us by people who forgot to use it on themselves first. The default mode (post-John) was to blame the people for things not working out. The "word" and directives were never the problem, of course. Nor was
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5 weeks ago
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Do you think Taylor Swift is a channel of Satan? I really haven't given it much thought. Is this something I should be focusing on? Yes O.K. I'll put everything else aside, and make this top priority. I probably won't have time to help with that project at your house, though. What? I think you heard me. #NewPriority /s
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6 weeks ago
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This sentiment certainly applies as we head into this year. Perhaps I should just add something like 'good luck.' :) Posted by: changedagain Date: January 05, 2021 11:54AM I think the many contributors to this forum through the years have done their best to facilitate healing, by (in part) sharing their personal experiences in TLWF...and revealing what paths they have took to im
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7 weeks ago
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This looks interesting. The title will be released in a few days: The MAGA Diaries: My Surreal Adventures Inside the Right-Wing (And How I Got Out) Hardcover – January 16, 2024
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7 weeks ago
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What? I wasn't aware of that. Onion wrote; Also evidenced by Rick's appointment to the Boards of Directors and commissioned oversight in L.A. especially regarding the schools where Rick had the authority to decide the amount of wages paid to teachers,
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7 weeks ago
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Updated stats: Comments: 12,539 Page views: 3,631,689
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7 weeks ago
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from August of 2020: Posted by: Reepicheep Date: August 09, 2020 06:54AM It's really quite telling that Gary Hargrave, formerly "Apostolic Fathering Ministry" of The Living Word Fellowship, now simply of "Hargrave Ministries", is deleting the comments of his former congregants/slaves as quickly as they are posted. He probably isn't doing that himself. He prob
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7 weeks ago
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Thanks Reep, and I agree--we're not done.
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7 weeks ago
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It's the thought that counts ;) Posted by: SunnyFord Date: August 12, 2019 01:38AM Road to Damascus Wrote: Next for years GH and MH sent out birthday and anniversary cards with a saying for the year. Soon after her funeral it was announced that the card would no longer go out, and a statement in passing was made that not everyone got them, and some times people who got them one
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8 weeks ago
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The big phony vision: Posted by: changedagain Date: February 16, 2021 05:30AM Reep wrote: I, too, believed all of those things for many years, even after leaving the cult. And finally, I had to begin dealing with my own cognitive dissonance. Yes, the vision of the Kingdom John supposedly had back in '72, is a big one. Many life decisions were heavily influenced by that "visi
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8 weeks ago
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A few posts from June-July of 2018. Posted by: changedagain Date: June 30, 2018 05:53PM FCSLC Wrote: The warnings and threats are what we hated the most. If you removed the element of fear, how many people would have remained in TLWF? The fear of losing protection from the mob boss in the sky, if nothing else, keeps people in line. Posted by: GoingRogue Date: July 01, 2018 06:4
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2 months ago
changedagain
Finding Sanity in 2024: (Making Sense podcast)
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2 months ago
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I suppose that is better than 'independent thinking will be punished!'
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2 months ago
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Shiloh Learning 'Let us tell you how to think!' #MarketingFail
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2 months ago
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What if there seems to be a conflict between science and the Bible. Which one should I believe? That's what your designated relationship is for. What is a designated relationship? You'll find out. No need to be concerned about that now. #NoWorries Shiloh Learning offers resources for the restoring of education to its biblical roots
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2 months ago
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Any leader who has produced the opposite of this statement, over and over again, should not be given another chance. Now that would be in keeping with the "well-being of students, families and communities." May this long-time abuser fail in his latest effort to exploit more lives on behalf of selfish ambition. Parents--protect your children! "Shiloh Learning offers resources
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2 months ago
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Wholly submit your lives to specific people who supposedly are God's representatives on earth? Yeah, I can see how this 'education' can lead to yet another authoritarian church movement, with leaders functioning with zero check and balances on their behavior. Hey parents, stay away from anything that involves Gary Hargrave. Protect your children's lives--it's your re
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