In Reply to: Cognitive Dissonance, a definition posted by Anna on November 15, 2004 at 05:03:05:
Should such terms be used against each other when we ex-members are all guilty of once having been stupid enough to join or get inducted into a cult, and to allow our better judgement to be suspended and to stay in for years, and commit some pretty stupid acts in the name of God.
TF had it's own version of "cognitive dissonance" they threw at us when we resisted something. It was called being an old bottle and cracking at the turth of the new wine.
It doesn't matter what buzzwords or pyscho terms are being used. It's how they are being used, in my opinion.
Before anyone jumps on this, I'm not trying to take sides in an argument, it's important that I point out that I wasn't even there when this exchange went down - I never read the post or thread so I don't know if it indeed was used in a bad manner. And if in the opinion of the offended party/parties it was, then it's up to them to clear this by email, as specified in our guidelines.