Category Archives: cults

ASH #9: A bet with God

God, a deity, who is supposed to be bigger, badder and better than me, or you. I suppose because I’ve never seen him. Although I have a tome of 73 books that I read at breakfast & dinner that tells … Continue reading

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jumbled

something happened and I became lost in the tangle. I heard you say, far and away, to stay focused and to stay with you. Eyes peeled as grapes and breath held to burning, I couldn’t stay with you and I … Continue reading

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Revisiting my Illustrious Religious Past

Saturday a girl friend told me about the Bible Study session that she had been asked to teach: a review of the major world religions, and cults. She wanted my input on the cults, and having spent this entire day … Continue reading

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Floating

So, someone told me on a support Yahoo! Group that what I have been experiencing for the last few weeks is called “floating.” The extreme identity confusion caused by membership in a cult can follow an ex-member for years, causing … Continue reading

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Cults

I have to write this. I have to say it. I can’t find too many people on campus these days who know of my experience. Everyone has moved on, and I have too for the most part, but I’ll never … Continue reading

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