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by Gillie
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Forced Compliance Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 5947

Forced Compliance Behaviour

:x Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. This produces a feeling of discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs or behaviours to reduce the discomfort and restore balance etc. Festinger's (1957) cognitive dissonanc...
by Gillie
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: Spiritual Abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Re: Spiritual Abuse

CHARACTERISTICS OF SPIRITUALLY ABUSIVE SYSTEMS 1) POWER-POSTURING simply means that the leaders spend a lot of time focused on their own authority and reminding others of it, as well. This is necessary because their spiritual authority isn’t real-based on genuine Godly character - it is postured. 2...
by Gillie
Tue May 30, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Shunning
Replies: 8
Views: 6136

Shunning

Shunning – a barbaric practice September 8, 2014 Stephen Parsons One of the ways in which religious and political groups keep control over their members is by erecting high barriers that distinguish the ‘in’ crowd from those outside. These barriers are not, of course, physical barriers but they act...
by Gillie
Tue May 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: General ...
Topic: The Rewritten Testimony of a Former Favoured Agent of Victor Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 12680

Re: The Rewritten Testimony of a Former Favoured Agent of Victor Hall

I came back to ICC, to a church completely and utterly changed. I had never, and I repeat, NEVER felt SO lonely and abandoned in my life. The degree of shunning was brutal and complete. Thanomere84 Only those who have been subjected to this level of violence would know what it's like to be so despi...
by Gillie
Tue May 30, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 11
Views: 12425

Re: Why Streetcar??

I welcome this forum being resurrected as we have had many years together now. This is purely a comment from my perspective which may be different to some. For me, debating doctrine isn't my first priority. Survivors and those who are still suffering or held in bondage, is where my heart lies. I spe...
by Gillie
Sun May 28, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: What is spiritual abuse?
Topic: Spiritual Abuse
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Spiritual Abuse

One aspect of spiritual abuse that sometimes gets overlooked is the trauma of it. Most folks associate trauma with a catastrophic event. Let’s be crystal clear: Not all trauma is the result of a sudden catastrophic incident such as rape, kidnapping, or combat. Spiritual Abuse This type of trauma ma...