At times i have watched the ongoing saga over the Renton Brethren with all the faithfully brain-dead punters http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627574.200-brain-shuts-off-in-response-to-healers-prayer.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=life trying to decide for themselves what might be an abusive cult, or not an abusive cult etc.
Heres the thread on Peebs Net http://peebs.net/Community/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4027
It’s up to page 35 now and these faithfully brain-dead folk still havent managed to decide http://peebs.net/Community/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=4027&start=680
And these twits sit and wonder why the Exclusive Brethren might never learn anything new or manage to change much either.Go figure !! ….The blind hoping to help in leading the blind ??.Sure seems like it.
Yes sadly i think so.
Anyway we are now at page 34 and 35 and this faithful soul named Hannah has piped up lately ,stepped forward to carry the torch of Renton brethrenism .Claiming it can’t be considered a cult for this reason and that reason, such as her daddy can go on holiday or eat his dinner with so and so etc.
And the likes of the faithful Iain and Joan have also stepped in, to give it their faithfully wonderful Christianly nod of approval .
On page 34 Iain says : Again from observation, they go on holidays as much as anyone else, but do seem to make sure they can go to a Renton meeting on Sundays. I find that sad – why can’t they just worship with local Christians wherever they are? And when they go on holiday they do seem to make full use of the facilities – watch TV in the hotel, etc. I am not saying everyone will watch TV, and I dare say some will ‘minister’ against it, but they have no mechanism for enforcing that. They do not seem to regard any such ministry as binding. I wonder what would happen if somebody decided to go for 10 days to Tenerife or some such place – possibly a lot of tut-tutting, but I am not sure every place would make it a test of fellowship.
As Hannah says, at the moment they are very upbeat with fairly substantial numbers joining them from the Strang party (or whatever it is called), and new meetings being opened. They have just re-opened the Linlithgow meeting near here, and I have heard of other places where the Rentons have opened new meetings (Taunton was one such place) – and lo and behold, a new holiday destination for some!
But where you have hard-line leadership as Mechanic has suffered from, you have frustrated ‘system men’. But that seems to be their choice as distinct from universally imposed rules. Even although some may wish to impose the rules again, they would just be ignored if they tried – unless you are unfortunate enough to be in a place where hardliners dominate. :End quote
Such wonderful insight Iain .But do you suppose it might be even better if these folk could simply be human ? .I think that’s whats really sad here,and it doesn’t help matters when religious people like you keep trying to find your faithful angles, to try excusing matters.Faithful folk like you lot sit there on Peebs Net calling the Exclusive Brethren out for supposedly being guilty of being an abusive cult,but in all honesty it’s really just begging the question and pulling at straws ….Because if you were able to be a little more honest you might have the simple decency to accept God belief including Christianity to all be just one big ABUSIVE CULT anyway, even if its abusive to variable degrees.Why bullshit around the matter,trying to pin the blame on certain groups such as the EB or the Rentons.
Doesnt the Christianity belief itself ALSO involve MANIPULATION and MINDCONTROL and used certain methods of FEAR TACTICS .To try to manipulate and control its members ,what else is these suggestions of hell other than being, about ancient methods of manipulation and mind control designed to try to control people through fear ? …You can beat around the bush all you like, with your faithfully brain-dead mind closed off and shut down, through falling under the spell of a charismatic figure http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627574.200-brain-shuts-off-in-response-to-healers-prayer.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=life named Jesus Christ the Christian cult leader.But Jesus Christ was just another ancient cult leader, like the modern day Bruce Hales is.
But the fact remains Iain and Hannah and Joan …..Your Christianity is a nasty abusive cult just the same! ,even if it might be a slightly different taste of abusive cult than the modern day Exclusive Brethren are.
Why try and fool yourself .Does it make you feel superior?, than the Renton or Exclusive Brethren, to sit there in judgement of those who only became what they have, through following your abusive christian cult faith bible with its universal charismatic figure named Jesus.
If it wasnt the Exclusive Brethren or Rentons who were available to be the meat in the sandwich .Might you instead be busy picking and blaming the JWs or perhaps the Mormon ?.
How long will you be busy blaming everyone else, but the real problem ?
It’s really long overdue time you pulled your blinkers off .Give up being like the faithfully blind ostrich with its head so deeply buried in the faith quick sand.
Iain Joan and Hannah let me break the news to you ,you have left the Exclusive Brethren maybe ….But you still follow the very same nasty evil thoughtless abusive cult named Christianity.A abusive cult with the same base mindcontrol and manipulations of fear tactics
And it’s about time you stopped picking on the Exclusive Brethren and instead finally faced up to the fact that its people like you Christians that continually promote these abuse cult faiths with their charismatic figures ,that in the end lead to the evolution of nasty groups like the Exclusive Brethren.
You wankers remind me of a pitiful bunch of plurry school children in the school yard, all bitching and bickering at each other and fighting over who happened to throw more stones than the other did etc …..While blissfully simply overlooking the utter blatant ignorant stupidity of throwing stones!.
When will you faithful dingbat`s decide to climb down off your high horse, that’s actually nothing more than another inbred dog-tucker , and quit with the childish bullshit !! .And start to deal with the real problem.
Because your bullshit of trying to lay blame on the EB or the Rentons or who ever else you might like to faithfully believe as being to blame, achieves absolutely nothing
Take a GOOD look here http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627574.200-brain-shuts-off-in-response-to-healers-prayer.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=life your brain has shut down from being under the spell of the charismatic cult figure of Christianity and Jesus Christ
Did you read nuroscience has proved it.It dont help people with the areas of the brain responsible for scepticism and vigilance.Your God faith is having the effect of shutting down parts of the prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices, which play key roles in vigilance and scepticism when judging the truth and importance of what people say
In other words turning you into faithful zombies.
You are little better off than an Exclusive Brethren member who`s brain is also closed down, from coming under the spell of Bruce Hales.
It’s why i personally ceased signing into Peebs Net .I soon realized there on that site, i was still actually right in among many members of the abusive thoughtless ignorant nasty cult of christianity ,who all had their brains shut down.
And that was real plurry depressing.
I mean whats the point …Whats the use …..What will it achieve
Get over it you plurry faithful dingbats.Christianity is a cult that always did split and divide and teaches need for seperation and shunning .
Why beat around the bush .Why try pulling at short straws like school children trying to blame one group as being worse than the other.Who do you think you are fooling.
Cut the bullshit.If you are Christian you are an abusive cult follower , your faith has a very long history of being abusive.Bickering and bitching about the degrees of your abusiveness is so plurry freaking childish