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  1. They also harped on "phileo" v "agape". Agape being superior, spiritual not emotional. Emotional attachment was earthly and inferior. "I have no friends when it comes to the word.""
  2. Java Jane, just bought your book. Looks good. You got some good reviews.
  3. What kind of an organization bleeds its members of their resources, time, loyalty and when those members are of a reasonable age to retire, gives them NOTHING?? And why does a so-called non-profit have millions sitting in the bank? When those millions could be used to help "move the word" on the "field" or reward the faithful with a decent retirement? It's pathetic. The only people reaping a reward are the despots at the top. And I'm wondering why the R&R people took so long to finally dissent and then leave.
  4. Speaking of spiritual probation - my brother and his wife were put on it because their house was too dirty. He told me they didn't have time to clean it because they were always going to meetings. Anyway, they realized they were happier being away from TWI so they left for good.
  5. I just looked at TWI's home page for the heck of it. They had a June graduation of 11 corps. According to the site, their training is four years, two at HQ. Interesting, since corps previously were mostly "on the field" during their year when not in residence. I wonder what they are being trained for if they are at HQ that much. Trained to be lifers on staff?
  6. When I was at Emporia in the 8th corps, the food was pretty good. (except liver)
  7. I still have my two WOW pins. Have always wanted to make them into dangle earrings.
  8. TWI basically focused on PFAL, Intermediate, Advanced and the other classes required before the Advanced Class. That was pretty much it. Focusing on those year after year over and over didn't result in much growth. And we thought we knew more than other Christians. It just went around in circles, becoming more and more stifling as the years went by. No freedom to actually research the Bible and learn new things. There are so many Bible scholars I have discovered and learned from since I left TWI - people who have dedicated their lives to the study of God's Word. And each of them has so
  9. Wow. That sounds interesting. Sorry I missed it.
  10. Really. When a an actual thought from the true inner self appeared that contradicted the Waybrain, reaction is to resist it via "renewed mind" (it's the "old man") and thus perpetuate being a Way bot. It was a mental prison that kept us there more than a physical one. I could have walked away at any time but didn't know it. When I finally did, I was surprised how little resistance from TWI I actually encountered.
  11. Yeah, we were taught how wrong fear is, but it was natural to fear being reproved and yelled at and shamed at any moment. Then feeling guilty for being afraid, because fear was negative believing, therefore anything bad that happened was one's own fault. At least that's the mental hell I experienced.
  12. How strange that the Gospels were thought to be unworthy of our attention. That is where we learn about Jesus Christ after all, a rather important subject if you're a Christian, to put it mildly. And we were always led to believe that reading anything other than The Word or collaterals or The Way Mag etc. was "off the Word". Now I read what I want, including the Bible. Actually, my enjoyment of the Bible has increased since I've been out of TWI.
  13. A root is supposed to nourish the leaves but the leaves were working for the root. Ooops wrong thread I think.
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