In Reply to: Re: Does The Family really care about the handicapped? posted by susie on August 24, 2007 at 00:05:14:
I want to say sorry to anyone who was offended by any of my posts. By excuse is I often read something Berg wrote or something practiced in the Family, and am so angry and shocked by it.
From all that I have read, I realize that there were so many good, idealistic people who honestly thought they were joining the best thing around. To have given up a huge part of your life and then later realize it was a mistake and have the courage to leave takes a lot. I mean that. Leaving a job, or "normal" church is hard enough. Those of you who started over deserve support not attack.
The one time I met Family people in a home, yes, they seemed like the kindest, happiest, most Jesus-loving people you could meet. In the end, people don't read everything about the history and teachings of the Baptists or Lutherans before they join. They usually just know some people in the group who they like and trust and want to be with.
For you Angry Parent, I hope your child is doing well. I am a parent too and I know what it is to love your children. Berg was a creep. His whole tone in that letter shows a lack of understanding of love for humans. Its great that you left, and I hope the rest of your life is truly great.
Once again, sorry for any offence to anyone. Those of you who wanted to make a better world in the Family, are no doubt doing that much better now. Peace. And congratulations for having the wisdom and guts to leave and start again. It takes courage and strength of character to do that.