Intelligent Quote of The Day

There are those who claim that they were in the WCG for awhile but they moved on and it did not affect them.

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!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Intelligent Quote of The Day

  1. 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.

    I guess that sums up my parents pretty well. Despite their devotion to Herbie they are completely unaware of his racist doctrines. The one time I tried to point out the anti-interracial statements written down in MOTA, they wrote them off as Armstrong simply speaking on interreligious/intercultural relationships; they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure Armstrong is never displaced as “God’s endtime messenger” in their minds.

  2. I hardly think Douglas Becker is the paragon of balanced even-handedness, when it comes to discussing the Church; I was where he was, not so very long ago, however, so I pray he will be able to move past his hypervigilant focus on one or two events in his own, personal life, and think back to the Church as a whole, which, on the whole, was nowhere near as bad as the ex-member sites make it out to be. (Or as bad as I made it out to be, during my atheist phase.)

    I certainly don’t remember any of the three or four, constantly rehashed incidents, that keep getting posted, decades later, ever happening in any of the congregations I attended. For instance, even though Neil Earle and Richard Pinelli are referred to on the Exit & Support Network professing Christian website as “the Gestapo Twins,” I do not ever recall Neil Earle visiting our house and searching for unclean food, or running a white glove over furniture, or looking in our cupboards. And Earle was, by far, the most conservative of all the pastors that we had! In point of fact, no minister or preaching elder or elder or deacon who ever visited our house, ever did any such thing; not even in two different church areas!

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