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by Bagel
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Library
Topic: How cults cover up abuse
Replies: 1
Views: 158

How cults cover up abuse

The publishers, Crikey, have been covering a number of areas of practice in the past year involving the JW faith. When I read some of the stories, it seems to take me back to some of the autocrats at XCF.

https://www.crikey.com.au/2019/09/18/in ... witnesses/
by Bagel
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Library
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone well.

Thinking of those who do not share the company of family today, for whatever reason.

Bagel
by Bagel
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Library
Topic: It’s not appropriate to abuse
Replies: 2
Views: 281

It’s not appropriate to abuse

A timely subject discussed in this ABC article. Weak men do weak things. Fundamentalist organisations unfortunately let these abuses happen under some sort of ‘get out of jail free’ clause in their doctrine. Sad news. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-09/this-is-how-evangelical-churches-can-breed-...
by Bagel
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019

PS I forgot to add, it makes it sound as if Vic was a big softie and that in 2007 Jesus told him to stop being so trusting of his team. Hence the iron fist approach is supposedly mandated by Jesus. AKA known in circles such as domestic violence as, ‘look what you made me do!’
by Bagel
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019

Hello Paul, Thank you for your latest link, I enjoyed your open letter. Could I possibly throw one or two thoughts in here? It in particular involves the 2007 missive. Here is what was written..... 2007: (The Lord) gave me the option to die. However, at the same time, He asked if I would continue to...
by Bagel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1601

Re: Vic’s latest “Testimony” 2019

Absolutely!

Bagel
by Bagel
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Kovak's MCF Blog
Replies: 21
Views: 3061

Re: Paul Kovak's MCF Blog

Great work Paul!
by Bagel
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General ...
Topic: What is Happening at BCF?
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: What is Happening at BCF?

Well I hope that’s good news for them both, be it arranged or otherwise. But heck, it’s sounding more and more like a police state those people have to live in. Maybe rigid boundaries make some people feel safe? Unfortunately some of us have personalities that are easy targets for the xCF ‘thought p...
by Bagel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Kovak's MCF Blog
Replies: 21
Views: 3061

Re: Paul Kovak's MCF Blog

Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the trouble to create your blog, most interesting and quite possibly a good healing tool. I think one thing I’ve learned since leaving is that XCF is not really much different to any organisation where the majority of power rests in the hands of one person. That one ...
by Bagel
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Remembering Broken Families
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

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...