Melbourne base of US religious cult sells for $9.5 million

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Melbourne base of US religious cult sells for $9.5 million

THE Australian base of a US religious cult — whose founder quit amid a wave of allegations of sexual assault — has sold for $3.5 million more than its quoted price on Melbourne’s fringe.

THE Australian base of a US religious cult — whose founder quit amid a wave of allegations of sexual assault — has sold for $9.5 million on Melbourne’s fringe.

The Institute in Basic Life Principles’ 3.36ha “Yarra training ­facility” at 111 Mangans Rd, Lilydale, was on the market for $6 million.

The IBLP has run its home school program and seminars from the property, which features on-site houses, apartment complexes, conference centres and a commercial kitchen.

IBLP Australian director Robin Harrison said he believed developer Westrock had purchased the site to turn into housing lots.

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Freedom of religion/religious liberty ?

Cults and loads of domineering religious groups, are hidden away all over the place everywhere.

Few people would even care?. Few “main stream” Christian would even seem to give it a second thought?.Next to nobody gives a damn unless it so-happen to affect themselves personally

Main stream Christian attitude evidently ? … Following in the footsteps of Jesus so they say !

Jesus cast out the commercialism

Setting people free from religious bondage.Therefore Jesus was ushering in a positive form of freedom of religion ?

No money to be made in allowing that to continue to happen though.Is there ? . No possibility for use of coercive power over “other people” ?

No way !

Mainstream Christian don’t even care to help champion it.No way.What will help to keep the parents cultural church coffers full then? .How will they make sure the church hierarchy remains dominant?. Unless freedom of religion/religious liberty would only ever be upheld in a negative sense

Even many ex eb still don’t care to need to face this fact.

No way ! . The thought is just far too distasteful for many ex eb to ever even need to accept .

They enjoy clinging on to their cuddly rug within the idea that religious freedom has always been something honestly upheld

Many ex eb faithfully choose to exist perpetually with cognitive dissidence

1 On one hand many ex eb would still staunchly refuse to ever accept that freedom of religion hasn’t honestly been upheld

2. On the other hand many ex eb actively complain due to having experienced effect of religious tyranny

It seem (to me) something kind of like as if they want to keep the cake, but still be able to eat it too.


1.They like to be able to keep negative form of religious freedom, because this negative form of freedom will also then allow for themselves to decide to dominate and therefore coerce other people (including their own children) to need to live within religious rules they follow themselves.Meaning they are still actively able to use coercion (force) to help evangelize “other people”

2.However the don’t enjoy the very same aspect of coercion (force)when it happen to also affect themselves in what they will only then agree to consider as being detrimental “unto themselves”


Anybody (like me) who’d ever dare to try and actively point this out to them.Is promptly only considered as an “opposer” or a “troll”

What they want is a miracle. For they demand positive religious freedom to evolve from within realm of a negative form

As if that can be guaranteed to happen.As if it’s even so likely to happen , when there is this potential of money and power?


About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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