In Reply to: Re: No, they don't FF posted by Perry on June 05, 2005 at 18:17:56:
"Monger, I'm a bit surprised by your response to me, and the personal attack at the end of it."
-It was not intended as an attack. You claimed semantic deceit by the Family, and I pointed out that you were engaging in it yourself (it being done unknowingly is beside the point).
"I have to say that you come across, at the very least, as naive and gullible, at worst, as an apologist for TF."
-I will pay these accusations no heed, as I wholly reject the notion that agreeing with TFI on a specific point makes one gullible or an apologist.
"You admit that current Family members probably see nothing wrong with the doctrine of FFing, but for various expedient reasons don't practice it. Yet you seem to accept at face value TF's official claims regarding that doctrine."
-My opinions on this issue are born of spending the majority of my life in the cult. "Official claims" do not play into the subject for me.
Stepping away from those issues, I think you've made many good points above.