In Reply to: Re: it's hard posted by James Seemore on October 29, 2005 at 16:00:25:
James before I came into the Family I would have thought of course that to fondle a child and perform sexual acts with one is wrong and be horrified.
But my mind set in the Family was that the Mo letters were God's Words for us today.
That natural normal nudity, sex (as in the Garden of Eden) was under the "All things" of love.
The basic Mo letters paved the foundation that anything that was said in them was from God (remember Crystal Streams?)
If I had questions, I put them on the "Back Burner" or I rebuked them, (Dumps) I definately wouldn't have talked about them. Being a New Bottle was to me the right thing to do.
Before those letters came out (about Ricky's sexual life as a baby) I was already accepting Ffing, sharing as natural and normal. This was totally against anything that I was raised to. It was against any cultural aspects of the time. It wasn't about being a freedom loving Hippie, it was about wanting to do God's highest on earth.
I truly believed Berg could do no wrong. (yes I know that sounds stupid, and I'm glad you don't make the same mistakes)
For me reading now the things Maria says, I just feel like she doesn't recognise that the Family is made of thinking adults.
If anyone's else's son had done what Ricky did, what do you think would have been the reaction?
You can imagine the confessions and lessons coming out of it.
Now as thinking adults, we can look back and see clearly how wrong it was to sexually abuse him. We can see the fruit of it in his life.
Why is Maria afraid to admit this? Why can't even in My Conclusions that people address this issue clearly instead of sidestepping it?