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outandabout last won the day on May 4

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  1. Never "holy" enough

    Oh and by the way, I have been in therapy for years for a psychiatric condition I've had that needed treatment and medication that I did not think I needed while in TWI. (Renew your mind yada yada yada) So I went untreated and subjected to any episode that might come up, Now I go to sessions (only once every 6 months) and take my meds consistently. So now I'm stable and doing ok.
  2. Never "holy" enough

    "The fog" was actually a time of great clarity for many TWI people. It was a time to wake up and realize they could leave.
  3. TWI is NOT a supermassive black hole

    Regarding cognitive dissonance - while in the process of extricating myself from TWI in 1988, I experienced a strange process going on in my mind. I was starting to think original thoughts - thoughts that were contrary to my TWI programmed thoughts. Sometimes I would hear Craig yelling against my thoughts, yelling things I had heard at mealtimes in residence. So I did the thing with the line down the middle of the page. Left side - my thought, right side - TWI rebuttal. Back and forth, back and forth. Like having two brains. As time went by, my own thoughts predominated and the yelling rebuttals receded. Many years later, my brain belongs to me. And TWI is a distant far off strange thing I was in....... the farther back in time it gets, the stranger it seems.
  4. Newbies

    I took the class in the Fall of 1973, and I left in March, 1988.
  5. Euphemisms in the Way

    "spiritual problems" - that guy's possessed.
  6. Anybody got the words?

    I'm sorry I did.
  7. Learning what I have about VPW since leaving, I can't believe he would drive around alone with a female and not try something.
  8. The Way Biblical Research - New Slogans

    Well take you to the land of milk and honey, all we ask is all your time and money.
  9. Florida resident escaped fundamentalist cult

    Yes, very good book. I too read it nonstop.
  10. Cat Woman

    When my husband and I were engaged, he, not having been in TWI for long, saw Loy dancing around on a big screen at a branch meeting. He was perturbed that the president was dancing. I just thought he was "too young in the word" to understand.
  11. Unraveling the Cult Indoctrination

    It's really too bad it took her so long to get it. And what did they think would happen with that letter? Didn't they notice what happened to other people who questioned the status quo? I don't condemn her, I just feel bad for her.
  12. Hardship and Burdens

    As for the three weeks off- If you had to quit your job to go to Corps Week and The Rock, how were you supposed to get another job when you went home that gave you three weeks off? And then you'd have to quit THAT job the next year if they didn't give you 3 weeks and be right back in the same situation. And that would just make it harder and harder every year because your job history sucked after never spending a decent amount of time at a job as a loyal employee. People at the top and at HQ had no clue and they were the ones telling us what to do!
  13. Evidence: Letters VPW wrote to the Way Corps

    I remember one of his letters said "As for the do-nothing Way Corps, I guess God was just wasting his time". Talk about a guilt trip!
  14. AOS: Somebody Please MSTie This

    LCM said "Staying Alive" was stolen from an earlier (minor) AOS production at a ROA. He said he was taking it back to make the larger production of AOS.