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8 years ago
ksauer
Oprah is a successful talk show host, who dropped the "Geraldo, Jerry Springer" crap just in time to be considered legitimate. If you remember, she used to be just like them. Then, she started giving stuff away, and man did she become popular!!!
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
8 years ago
ksauer
I don't think they are; I was just asking.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
ksauer
Who cares what Jesus supposedly said? And by the way, the devil is a myth and hell is the dung heap outside of Jerusalem (gehena) which burns continually. Who gives a shit about religion. Drink a beer, smoke a joint, crank up some music and enjoy life. Take a load off.
Forum: Destructive Churches
8 years ago
ksauer
What if no one worried about whether or not there was a God? What if people were just themselves--people, and accepted one another for what and who they are? Would not the world be a better place? Without all the hang-ups, would we not be more human and humane?
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
I think one of the problems is the mainline churches. After reading from the Bible the preacher says, "May God bless the reading of his Word." Now, most folks in the pews interpret this to mean that the church and the preacher do, literally mean and believe, that the Bible is the literal Word of God. Of course, it is not. The Bible was written by people, after having been passed down or
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
Is the United Methodist Church a cult?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
ksauer
Does anyone know what happened to Russ Graff? What about Wes Cohen? David Bradbury?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
ksauer
QuoteDiamond ITRThank you for the information you posted ten years ago regarding the Assemblies of George Geftakys. As a result of this information and information from other sources, many people were able to leave the group all at once, causing most of the abusive churches which comprised the "Assemblies" to implode. Now, however, there is a new development concerning George Geftaky
Forum: Destructive Churches
8 years ago
ksauer
Is George Geftakys still alive?
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
8 years ago
ksauer
I was never depressed until I left the Assembly. I am still struggling with depression and anxiety 25 years later. I have to take a cocktail of prescription drugs just to function. I never seriously considered suicide until leaving the cult, and I never had some of the mental problems (bad thoughts) before leaving.
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
"Imagine no religion..."
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
Quotedavid mauldinHello I am a former member of the George Geftakys assembly and I would like to start a web site where former members can contribute and dialog. Is anyone willing to help me do this? I need pictures, Testimonies etc.. Thanks! Do you still need pictures? I have pictures of myself being baptized in the swimming pool by Russ Graff and Mike S. in Goleta.
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
Is there still an assembly meeting in Santa Barbara/Goleta?
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
8 years ago
ksauer
Does anyone know what happened to Wes Cohen (where he is now) and Russ Graff from the Santa Barbara/Goleta Assembly?
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
8 years ago
ksauer
How many folks who used to be in the assemblies still believe in God? How many are still involved in fundamentalist groups or churches? How many are in mainline churches?
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
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