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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2008 06:29 pm
This is a feeler, hello world...
HI my name is Marty, im fiteen years old and i recently made a bit of an "escape" from the Family International. I was born and raised in the group and have experienced things that have done me no good at all. It is a mental bondage, simply put, something that keeps you from logical reason. I was bailed out in New Orleans, Louisiana. My aunt, who was the one that planned this little "scapegoat" plan, was also accompanied by the F.B.I, Child Protective Services and the Attorney General. I was safely escorted to San Diego, where I'm staying now. Along with the help of a dear friend, Jim LaMattery and his cousin John, I was able to ajust to this new lifestyle that i was facing. They showed some "hard-to-swallow" evidence agianst the Family and even mentioned my father as being one of the ones that was responsible for some of these things. Obviously, my first reaction was suprise and disbelief,but quickly shifted into a sort of revengful anger and suspicion. My parents were devastated by my sudden change,and I quickly became bitter. I know that anger is not the way to go when it comes to delicate situations such as these, but i just cant seem to keep from feeling it course through my veins every time i think of my little brother and sister who are blissfully unaware. As far as th FI's actual belief, i think its very childish and ignorant to put your whole fate and freedom of choice on mere faith, no proof whatsoever. As well as taking good literature like the Bible and twisting it for your own purposes, whether good or evil. I am completely against organized religions that use Jesus or any other "GOD" as a form of supreme authority to manipulate the masses, Its wrong. If anyone has any opinion or a subject they would like to discuss, please feel free to tell me what you think. Cheers, Marty
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2008 08:29 pm
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Hi, for what it's worth, I agree that the name of God, Jesus and the Bible were used by Berg to manipulate people into his organization. We were hippies and he spoke the only language we understood..revolution...! That was the hippie mindset....anti-system....at the time because of the VIet Nam war. Many young people were scared , afraid WW3 would soon start and wipe us out. I had those fears since my school days.....and so I was a prime target for Berg's Endtime doctrines like many other hippies who listened to the popular and rock music of that day. We looked on the Beatles as porphets, JImmy Hendricks and Janis Joplin as martyrs.....it was a rough tie for young people and Berg knew how to take advantage of our fears and use them to his advantage.

There are still organizations and churches that do that today......TF is still doing it too.....using fear to control their members.....causing them to be afraid to leave the organization for fear of leaving God, getting caught in God'S judgments and convince them that to stay in TF is the safest place to be. How stupid.

My prayer is that the young people of TF will wake up and leave.

In the articles I write I am making an attempt to counter TF Bible doctrines by showing that Berg and MAria's interpretation of the Bible is perverted and twisted, and that neither one of them ever had the slightest idea of what the Bible is really all about. It is not about Berg and MAria that is for sure.

Berg had us believing that the Bible was written so we could see that HE would come in the Endtime to save us from the system.

There were so many perverted doctrines and beliefs and many changes when they saw it wasn't working, and they called it a revolution.
[url]ell, things still arent working for them and they are still trying to change things and cal it a revolution.

I Pity the young people who do not wake up. they cannot prepare for their future and will always be uneducated slaves.
Get a good education, kid, follow your dreams....the future is yours.....seize the day and go for your dream....you have the power to be whatever you want to be, the purpose God made you for.
Do all you can to hep your brothers and sisters escape...their future is at stake too! [/url]


Take care,
Chas

http://charliechoco.tripod.com/
 
Arssle
 
Reply Fri 21 Nov, 2008 08:52 pm
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Chas, I hate to be a wet blanket, but it's pretty clear the family is here to stay. Its leaders mat be arrested and its homes disbanded, but the family, as any religion, is an idea and Ideas never die. My advice to you, Marty, is: see a shrink, go to school, build a life and ignore them.
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jan, 2010 05:28 pm
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Hello - I am hesitant to write, however I will do so anyways. In 1973 I was born into the COG. My parents lived in communes, vehicles, and with others until I was eight years old. I remember my parents getting pamphlets and tapes in the mail of Mo's teachings. My Father participated in flirty fishing which eventually broke up our home. My Mother finally got out in the mid 80's. I don't talk to anyone of my experiences, I worry they won't understand.

I remember feeling a lot of fear growing up. There was a lot of emphasis on anti-government and the "end times." I specifically remember a tape that was played talking about how Christians would be persecuted and tortured, it have me nightmares. There was also the constant reminder of secrecy. I have so many twisted memories that I could go on and on.

As an adult I am still Christian but very distrustful of church's and ministers. Does anyone relate with this?
 
Arssle
 
Reply Mon 25 Jan, 2010 12:14 pm
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I'm sure many people do. Not me though. I'm not a christian.
 
 

 
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