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by Bagel
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Remembering Broken Families
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Remembering Broken Families

Thank you Faith and robocop. Coincidentally I caught up with a dear friend from the XCF toward the end of last year. They (as it turned out) departed some time after I left. Her family condemned her, but interestingly, she faced up to them and challenged them on their judgment. This didn’t necessari...
by Bagel
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: THE HERESY OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SALVATION TEACHINGS
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: THE HERESY OF CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SALVATION TEACHINGS

Thank you Faith! It is actually very difficult to work out one’s own path in life and salvation with the sword or hammer threatening to strike you down. It took me many years to recover from the threats that were either spoken or implied. I also found it a very brutal environment to be in after a nu...
by Bagel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

I still have a vivid recollection of a planned concert to be given by his band - this was when BCF was at Enoggera last century - whose name escapes me - something family? Or maybe that was another group? Anyway invitations were given, advertisements had been placed, all was ready and with about an...
by Bagel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

Ceorl wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:53 pm
You would have thought that Harpo Place would have been a better choice.;-)
Gold. Comedy GOLD!

Bagel
by Bagel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: TRUTHING IN LOVE
Replies: 15
Views: 3298

Re: TRUTHING IN LOVE

Just wondering Thanomere84 if you’re still around. Haven’t heard much from you lately. Hope all is ok.

Bagel
by Bagel
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: What role for churches in 21st century
Replies: 1
Views: 512

What role for churches in 21st century

It’s been stimulating having discussion after Paul K asked about the peculiar, or otherwise, nature of B/MCF doctrine. In the last two weeks I’ve been to several different churches. Two in particular were very welcoming, friendly, caring. They both also ran programs to assist the local marginal comm...
by Bagel
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

Hi Wendy, Good observations. Yes, think it appears that the great ego has suffered very little, if at all. It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest though. And yes, the presumption and the sudden ownership of high and mighty skills is a learned response and a giveaway of emotional immaturity by and l...
by Bagel
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

Thanks Wendy. Who would have thought that little Muzza would be so vain as to have a dot.com website of his own? Clearly all that fire and brimstone and thundering from the pulpit is now to be disregarded, apparently it’s ok to be vain, to pursue education. Golly gosh. Trouble is the guff on each pa...
by Bagel
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

Hmm, so possibly just a fiscal policy to help the balance sheet; get them defrocked at around pension age, shove them out the door and get the taxpayer to shoulder the burden.

But was little Muzza living in the swamp grounds? Or did he have to move out?

My how the mighty have fallen.

Bagel
by Bagel
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?
Replies: 36
Views: 5317

Re: How unique is BCF/MCF's brand of cultishness (especially the last 25 Vic Hall years)?

Hi robocop, So if Vic withdrew, was it because he felt threatened by other professionals? But did he meet with Alex anyway? Or did Alex subtly shepherd Vic (until he could move in and co-captain the ship!)? Maybe Alex had more skills and was more ambitious than even Vic could detect. Or was their un...