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Re: digging through the archives

Posted by Former Org Worker on May 06, 2006 at 22:25:28

In Reply to: digging through the archives posted by excog on May 06, 2006 at 17:49:56:

Yes, how true.

Thing about being in TF, so much of the time it was playing pretend-missionary and having a cushy lifestyle. (Even if you had to beg and provision hard, it is still cushy in my book. If you don't actually do any real work as a meaningful member of society, but believe people owe it to you to give and support you, it is "cushy" to me.)

There is no set pattern for leaving The Family, but if someone isn't irked by all that has been going on enough to really want to break ties, severe the cord, then maybe they don't think The Family is so bad. If they don't think The Family is so bad, maybe they're actually comfortable with all that is going on in it, and maybe they don't really mind supporting their leaders with some of their tithe money.

Having said that, anyway, when it comes down to it, there is no set road map for how to leave. People leave in their own way at their own pace. It would be a mistake to set up criteria for how out someone is. Some of us "fully exited" ex-members were still somewhat pro-Family the first few months.