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Feb 3, 2012 not a sailor commented on Church or Cult?.
@134

Some very good points, some new to me. Thank you.
Feb 2, 2012 not a sailor commented on Church or Cult?.
@122 "Book of Mormon." I've been had! Poe's law.
Feb 2, 2012 not a sailor commented on Church or Cult?.
@122

You're so clearly missing the point here and your language reinvigorates the worries many of us have of an authoritarian cult taking root in our back yards. Look what you wrote. Look how you start:

"If you just would have listened to pastor Mark's recommendations..."

Therein lies your danger and non-agency. This isn't about masturbation or porn or kissing or sleeping in too late or swearing. This is about power and control.

The problem is how the power within the church's authoritarian structure is obtained, maintained, employed, and abused. It's in the unquestioning obedience that is demanded without justification other than power.

If you're in it as deep as you seem, you probably can't see the dysfunctional dynamic that you're a naive part of.
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