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Re: And you should

Posted by Acheick on December 09, 2002 at 23:43:26

In Reply to: And you should posted by Passing By on December 09, 2002 at 21:40:54:

I totally agree. Of course, everyone has a different story. Mine is that I very much wanted to leave around that time, but my husband would not hear of it and to not believe Berg was blasphemy. I could not leave without my children and so I stuck it out. I was a disempowered woman and I didn't even know it. I had no idea what that meant or that it applied to me. I knew there were things that horrified me, but I couldn't explain it and certainly, there was NO ONE to talk to about it. I hated the way Berg put down Eve, how he chose a second wife and blasted Eve for not being "loyal." My husband used that and tried to keep me in my place with it. Becuase I had a hard time with it, I was always in some kind of trouble and being "dealt with." I was horrified the way Berg made mother Eve sit in the Ark without her top on, and let people come and go and see her topless, as a form of punishment to her for not being loyal enough to him. He was a first-class abuser and I had no idea such a person could exist and out of the same mouth sing the praises of God and how much he loved Jesus. These things shock me even more now that I am no longer ignorant and I have no idea why I didn't run and scream out the door when they started happening. I know that I certainly wanted to. I also know that there are people that love that lifestyle and love what they do to others. They are born abusers and many of them are still in that group, often as leaders. I just don't understand this argument of coddling or making excuses for that kind of behavior.