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3 years ago
Reepicheep
I'm still having trouble editing. The second paragraph in my previous post was in response to Invisible's comments.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
Kbyrne, nothing like the Jim Jones' mass suicide to perk up the holidays. Tell the kids go home to see their parents for a change so you don't get as much "persecution"! I was in the Walk for over forty years. I never felt that it was up to me to decide whether I should celebrate Christmas or not. Well, unless I wanted do that knowing that I was offending God...or admitting
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I got to know Bob fairly well in the latter part > of his life. He was very distraught about his > financial situation, and felt betrayed by G & M. > I've mentioned before that I was notified of his > death by an announcement Gary made during a valley > feast service. Coupled with the
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
Invisible Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I think many people had their own experiences, > have their own unique thoughts and opinions about > Impact but I believe there is very little spoken > about Impact any where because of the love so many > of the people had for Bob. He wasn't about money, > nor was he greedy, and he worked at t
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
Tknc wrote: "As far as extended family goes, We essentially stopped all contact and broke all ties with them years ago after my grandparents passed away. We were all affected too much by being around them and taught to keep our walls up at all times. They were identified as having a religious spirit so I have no real relationship with any extended family" I'm so sorry to hear
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
puddington Wrote: "My heart cries for you Tknc. Your family was so toxic from the living word teachings. I highly recommend seeing a professional for help. I did and it helped a lot. You belong to the family of man now. Try to find the love and connection in a new place maybe. And a new way." Tknc, I agree with Puddington. I also got help from a counselor. It was very helpful
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
corboy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Y'know, forbidding participation in Christmas is > an effective way to isolate us from a huge array > of outside influences and thus trap us further in > a cultic group. > > A group that tells you to avoid winter holiday > efforts and festivities requires you to forgo > special times wit
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
Cloudwatcher Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Welcome Reepicheep. Yes we were ripped off of > Christmas -- our families cheated out of a very > special time for so many years. Then Lord > Fauntleroy wants his C Truck and -- well so much > for Saturnalia. Let's go caroling. It was a wild > ride and living at the whim of insane peopl
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
Thank you for the warm welcome, Lily Rose and NickleandDimed. This time of year is especially hard for me because of time missed with loved ones during the holidays. Many of those I miss the most have passed away, and that time will never be recovered. I’m sure that I’m not the only one posting here who has this sadness. It was bad enough when we “didn’t celebrate Christmas” because we could s
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
3 years ago
Reepicheep
puddington Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > We all paid a price to leave, I suspect. Now our > joy is in the freedom we have. Agreed, Puddington. This is the first time I am posting, but I have been following the forum off and on for quite awhile. I am so appreciative that it is available. I came into “the walk” as a teenager, and finally terminat
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
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