In Reply to: ewww - I remember the sleep deprivation posted by Acheick on December 14, 2003 at 18:42:39:
I still have faith in God & prayer but I find myself agreeing strongly with your statement about the danger of 'listening to God' on major decisions. It resonates with me at a deep level. I think this naive 'being led by God' thing is dangerous & a big part of what got us into so much trouble in the first place. I don't think this topic should be sent over to Journeys. It belongs here cause we're relating it to mind control & like Oldtimer brought out, our total faith in God & God's prophet was what got us hook line & sinker & turned us into Berg's religious zombies.
Berg taught us as far back as 'Did God Make a Mistake?' that God was the God of the unexpected, the irrational & the upside-down backwards, God's way vs. man's way, etc. & that totally set us up to be open to Berg's upsidedown, backwards world where all the normal mores & boundaries of society were done away with when God's only law was love.
I think that plus the fear & the pressure & the punishments was a large part of the control devices used on us. I still believe in God & pray but I'm not going to stake my entire life & my children on one fleece or roll of the dice or one 'whisper' in my ear. We risked our lives & our kids lives by depending 'utterly' on God & not even innoculating them or going to the hospital when sick & I think that's insanity. Berg's god & his strange expectations was a creation of his twisted mind.