You might ask James personnally if he thinks it is Monger's posting was funny, because if he doesn't think it is light hearted and humouress, then it might not be very classy., and might even be deemed characher assination or simply foolish. And what we do to others might return back on us.
if we are to speak against the Family, we can't make the same mistakes they have, and we should be using the high ground rather than stooping to thier level.
Besides as Walker has said, James is not automatically an abuser just because he is in the Family. And as I have stated from personal correspondances with him, he is very admirable in my opinion.
Good humor hurts and offends no one. So in my opinion, saying such about one of my previous friends isn't that funny. Would you like this sort of things said about you or your friends. I don't think so... but then again your values are your values, but mine are different.
God bless James.... and all missionaries for Jesus, irregardless of whether in or OUT of the Family
Jay, I was going to ignore all your rants on this board. I am still quite upset at you for your behavior and attacks at me personally on NDN when I thought we at least were some sort of friends, using a psuedonym and making those ridiculous comments and accusations sort just rubbed me the wrong way.
Anyway, James, Jotham, may be your ideal of a missionary. And he is probably sincerely doing what he can to get out that oh so wonderful message of God's Love to people. I know Jothan personally, never really had a problem with him, fellow Gemini, a bit different from the norm.
But here is where I have a problem with him, and you need to remember this the next time you communicate with your buddy--
Jotham openly stated in an email which was posted on Moving on that he didn't think there was anything wrong with Berg having sexual interactions with his granddaughter Mene because if it was done in love it was not a sin.
And this is where my problem with Jotham lies. I'm afraid I cannot view him as simply a pure missionary. Either he is defending Berg out of pure loyalty, or the hiding of something in his own past for which he wants absolution, or a desire or wish that he could have some perverted interaction with some young girl or relative. I wouldn't be comfortable to see him again, nor to leave my children with him. I doubt he would do anything to hurt or be malicous towards them, but I would still be uncomfortable nonetheless.
Perhaps you should ask Jotham to clarify his statements since you are so friendly with him. And I would be curious to know how you view your friend's opinion of Berg's incest with his granddaugther, and the justification that it was good because it was in accordance to love, despite the fact that it drove such girl to insanity, beatings, and she is now living a desperate life. [/b]