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Leocon, welcome to xFamily. It's a refreshing tone you take, and I for one hope you'll stick around and contribute your point of view in a logical, reasoned, and open-minded manner.
You come across as sincere and with very noble intentions. I must warn you, however, that you are opening yourself to a real battle.
Firstly, you agree that many ex family members were abused whilst they were in "The family". This is a positive step, as the psyco's say. I would point out, however, that you must realise, as we all have, that this abuse would not have ocurred but for the practices and teachings of David Berg and Karen Zerby.
No matter how unpalatable this may seem, it is a fact that is fully attested from the experiences of former members like myself, the literature and audio visual materials of the Children of God/Family, that this is the case. That the main responsibility for the horrors perpetrated against people within, and without the CoG/Family were promoted and encouraged from the very beginning by David Berg and Karen Zerby's own reasoning.
So here on this site I will most likely be looked on as evil and brainwashed and zombified.
I am looking for people who sincerely are looking for closure. I
want to work with you with the goal of finding closure for you!
Its a bit like someone wanting Germany or Austria to be disbanded because of Hitler and the 2nd world war. Well if you would tell that to the German or Austrian public they would rally together and string you up by you neck tie. They find it extremely degrading if you even mention that portion of history, and then they feel anger and hatred towards those who still hold them responsible for the crimes of their grandparents and great grandparents. They, like us, are living in a completely new era.
Now, if you would like to have justice be done why don't we start talking shop? Lets discuss down-to-earth ways which could help us rectify what we can.
What do we think?
One thing I would like to tell you is that you and the rest of the "vocal ex-members", as you called yourselves, do not know everything that is happening around the globe in regards to The Family.
[Ricky] says he was abused, and I say I am Zeus! He says he was molested, and I say I am the Fairy Queen Mother! Where is the proof?
So if you, or anyone else on this site honestly believes that this is proof, than do something about it! If you believe you have proof of anything against the laws of the land in which you are resident in, than bring it to the law!
What good are you doing just sitting around and talking about it?
Why will the Family not bat an eye when it comes to getting justice for expendible grass-roots Family members, and yet turn a blind eye and deaf ear when it comes to doing the same to top leaders and spokespersons who have been accused of abuse for years now (i.e. Matthew, Claire, Marc, Paul, etc.)?
Oh well, if thats the end of this attempt than so be it. I wonder how many Family members hae done what I have done and triedd what I have tried. I wonder how many will do it in the future......
leocon --- out
That having been said, whether you or someone else wants to debate the "Davidito Book" or not is completely up to you, as for me I do not care to.....I don't want to! Why? Because it's irrelavent to YOU as an individual finding closure to your past!
People asking me "what is your REAL intention" over and over in multiple ways makes me feel......well like I said in first post.....I guess I kinda am the "enemy" here!