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  1. markomalley

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    Indeed. It's a conspiracy!
  2. You might be interested in getting in contact with Deacon Joe Pasquella (former TWI and now a Catholic deacon up in Buffalo). (posted here for a while as joepascha). His conversion story is here. He might be able to give you some info or support that you could use.
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    I heard that the site is going to be going the way of the dinosaur in the near future. While I am saddened that the forums will no longer be available for those who need them, I can fully understand and appreciate the amount of one's life that would have to be involved in managing this mob and can also fully appreciate the need to offload that responsibility, particularly after this many years. While I was still on active duty in the Air Force, I lurked a bit around some of the precursor sites. I didn't feel comfortable putting my opinions out in public -- I'd already learned how opinions posted on the Internet had come back to haunt a person even back in the dim dark days of the 90s. After I retired, I came to feel comfortable enough in putting my opinions out there that I made the plunge and joined up. Although I don't ever believe myself to be a victim of TWI, I always had questions about what happened after my departure back in 1989. The resources from Waydale and this place really demonstrated to me how glad I was to have left when I did. But all of you Greasespot docents taught me exactly how glad I should be that I got out when I did. Not only did all my questions get answered, I got answers to a huge number of questions that I never knew that I had. And to Pawtucket and anybody who provided me those answers (whether you knew you were providing answers or not), you have my eternal gratitude.
  4. Congratulations! I hope you two have a wonderful life together.
  5. To Excathedra and any other victims of abuse by VPW, I received word a little while ago that this site was closing. When I first started posting here several years ago, I was of the initial impression that LCM caused all the garbage and that if VPW was still around, none of the bad that happened in TWI would have happened. It took me quite a while to come to a realization that this, in fact, was an incorrect understanding. My style of posting can be taken as rather forceful and opinionated at times. I do not believe that I ever posted anything hurtful toward any of you in regards to your past experiences. If I did or if the tone of my posts led you to believe any degree of skepticism in what you experienced, I would like to apologize while this site is still operational. Like I said, I don't specifically recall anything that I said that may have been untoward, but 7 years is a long time. And I do know that my degree of understanding about TWI and its evils has mushroomed in the seven years that I have participated on this site and so it is possible, particularly considering how opinionated (read: what a jerk) I can be at times. If I did, in fact, write something untoward, I make no excuses other than ignorance. And if you were offended by anything I wrote that may have even indirectly cast aspersions, I humbly beg your forgiveness.
  6. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Actually, the word "Mass" comes from the dismissal in the Latin Liturgy Ite missa est Meaning, "go, it is the dismissal" The word "missa" comes from the Latin "mitto", to dismiss/to send off. (You can read the full entry on the word from Lewis & Short)
  7. If you examine the doctrine that was taught, you would, in fact, be confronted with the fact that it is just an extreme form of Restorationism.
  8. Christian Family and Sex Christian Family and Sex So what was the Christian Family and Sex class about? Was Wierwille's Christian Family and Sex Class Any Good? The above are some threads where it was discussed. There are more (see the above for additional links)
  9. The guests are web crawling robots indexing web pages for search engines like Google and Yahoo. At least most of them.
  10. Now I wasn't in the Corps so I can't speak to that one way or the other...so I'll take your word for it. I was relating my experiences as a lowly Advanced Class grad, where, apparently, we were given a bit more freedom.
  11. Well, not that I care about drive-by posting. But getting wrapped around the axle about a first time poster who starts a controversial thread as his only post is about as useful as feeding a troll. But as you say, we'll see...
  12. I hope they won't be. I hope that they take advantage (or took advantage) of the ability to repent of their errors before they died, allowing God to shed His mercy upon them. (Luke 15:11-32) But I'm not holding my breath. Self-righteous types are not generally capable of the humility necessary to do so.
  13. It's interesting that they can acknowledge the metaphysical aspects of Christianity in certain areas ("Gawd knew it in his fore------knowledge") but at the same time deny it when it comes to something else ("He didn't die for my sins...they hadn't been committed yet"). Sure, why not. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. - 1 Cor 1:18
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