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Posted by long time exer on September 07, 2011 at 15:58:33

In Reply to: Re: TBITC? posted by Farmer on September 06, 2011 at 15:41:37:

Yes, I am aware of the differences of being born in and having joined in youth and I can understand the viewpoint, but as people who exited from first generation, I think it is important for healing to acknowledge that probably most of us would have run the other way screaming if we had any inkling of what was to come. It's like when I see lit from early days regarding women and the way Berg had no respect or regard for women- as if having children till worn out even dying meant get the part replaced and make more- that was really demented. I was so far from that line of thought before joining and yet there I was, in it and though I remember feeling real bad about it, and other doctrines, I stayed in. How did that happen? I think that is what recovery is about after an experience like our common one. Why did we stay? Why did I stay until the point that I did finally leave? Looking at some of the tapes and snippets of video online, it's clear that self was stifled and replaced with a body snatcher follow-the-leader bot. How did that happen? The damage the cult did was horrific to any generation and I say that without dismissing or denying how horrible it was for those who were born in and who did not join and who were so systematically abused.

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