limiting, how insulting to think of God as a benevolent warden, an absentee hatcherymanager who imprisons us in the 'comfort' of artificial pools, where intermediariessprinkle our restrictive waters with sanitized flakes of processed nutriment."Tom Robbins in
Skinny Legs and All
.Status/addresses needed: Mary Worth, Jack Melancon. Also (via chats with MikeCaine) the following: Harry Little (Koinonia in '50s), Ken Meister, Walter Bennet, M.Boning, Necki Boning, Toby Kadish, Hans Herbert Blocher, Maureen Burn's boys,Howard Cheney, Fred Kemp, David Caynes, Jonathan Phillip Cavanna, Oliver Christoph Dyroff, Ernie Dyroff, Fred Wild, Felicitas Dreher (in Oregon) Maya Dreher (married in Berlin), Don Dreher (laser surgeon) Roy Dorrell (in Paraguay) Francis'Potto' Rhoda Dorrell (in Australia) Bernhard Dyroff (near Sydney, Australia), DonnaFord, Benjamin Emil Fontes (Curotiba, Brazil) Regula Fontes (husband Anton),Dorothy Ellison (Hereford), other Ellisons (Shrewsbury), Carla Hall, (actress inLondon), Ruth Janney, Phil Janney, Daniel Habbakuk, Eddie Halliwell (Cheltingham)Oren & Vera Hoffman, Sue & Virginia Housmann, Jo Housmann (joined Catholicorder), Else Von Hollander (Sacramento, CA), Annaliese Ingold, Peter Keiderling,Ben Keiderling (in USA) Irmi Keiderling Ricketts (England), Ina Koopman (Holland),Ida Freiling, Dorothy Lomas (Liverpool), Hazel Johnson (Liverpool?), Marsh family,Clem Marsh (works for BBC), Olga Mercoucheff, Tanya Mercoucheff (Bristol, CTnumber unlisted), Lewis McCann (south of England), Dave Newton (died in Ecuador in 1988) Jeanie Newton, Jill Shapley (Wales), Michael Vigar (Newbury, England), Nickie Vigar, Peter Trapnell (Rio de Janeiro), David Trapnell (England) JohannaVaijling, Francis Watts (Australia), Fred Wild (Habersham, England) BarbaraMitchell (Macedonia person now in her 80s) Johanna Wirtz, Ray & Betty Saban(Boston?)
---------Food For Thought----------
Cults: What Parents Should Know
by Joan C. Ross and Michael D. Langone, Ph. D.American Family Foundation (excerpts):Common Tactics used by Groups to Effect Conversion:
Discouraging rational thought.
For example, many cults dismiss members' doubts,criticisms or questions with statements like "Everything will become clear in time," or with threats, 'Satan is at the root of all doubt,' or with exhortations like, 'If you want toknow God, you must reach beyond rationality.'
Prospects feel guilty for doubting, questioning, or using their intellectualabilities to evaluate the cult. Many even come to regard their minds as troublemakers,generators of poisonous doubts, tools of Satan and the like.
, during which members are pressured to reveal extremely personal information about past and present transgressions and sins, whether real or imagined.
Prospects who reveal such information may feel an initial sense of guilt andshame, and then a sense of relief at having confessed. However, those who want toleave the cult are fearful that the cult may use the information they have revealed to blackmail or slander them.
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