Scientific studies have shown that liars actually do physiological damage to their brains and wipe out billions of neurons.
It is extremely unlikely that it is possible that anyone tolerating the lies, deceptions and distortions of Herbert Armstrong for any length of time could really be unaffected. It’s possible that some clueless people didn’t fully absorb the insanity, but that is sort of a problem in itself.
It appears that there are 1) people in denial who don’t seem to realize how much damage was done to them and think they have “moved on” but continue to live in a realm of distorted perception, blisfully unaware of the mental changes they have suffered; 2) people who realize something is wrong with them as a result of Armstrongism, but live in denial and move to whatever strategies to cope and 3) those who realize what is wrong and are actively pursuing recovery and helping others to do so.
…Yet again, it is time for people to acknowledge the damage done to them and for us all to pursue more healthy life styles, including getting enough sleep, pursuing balanced nutrition, exercise, avoiding lies, deceptions, distortions and maintaining effective relationships.
Otherwise, we end up as nutcases as is so evident in the extremes of zealots fallen off the sanity wagon.
—Douglas Becker declaring his “I-don’t-play” attitude with those who are mentally cruel and play mind games claiming that the Armstrongism experience did not effect them that much, that they “moved on”. Douglas, of course proves that it’s a lie—a sick one to say the least. Go get ’em Douglas!