Posted by Coordinator on September 02, 2011 at 17:34:06
In Reply to: Re: Still too much filth in the world/internet posted by Farmer on September 02, 2011 at 15:49:22:
You left out "current member." I now know for a fact that a number of current members are posing as ex-members or "outsiders" in the wake of the recent TFI deregulations. It seems that since the lines have been blurred on membership/discipleship requirements, they are taking the opportunity to make it cut both ways and claim they are not members. They've taken to sending us emails trying to tell us how we should run our site.
(Note: I am not saying anything about Pete).
Having said the above however, on the request that people identify themselves as FGA/SGA/outsider, I would recommend against it. It is somewhat against the anonymity rules we have set up. Although helpful, it is not entirely necessary for people to know "who" they are talking to, and in fact can often distract from the subject at hand, or create unintentional patronization. People post what they post and should stand on their own merit and be treated on "equal footing" so to speak.
The other thing you should know is that "SG" is a very unpopular word with people born into the cult. They consider it a label created to imply membership, whereas they never were members and never joined anything. For them, it is important to make that distinction--they were born into the mess, never would have chosen to be involved, and that is a very necessary way of keeping their distance on every level from spiritually to mentally to emotionally.
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