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For those still trying to grasp the fullness of Wierwille's twi......it was a Class-22.

Signing the green card gave you entrance into twi's *circular logic* -- i.e. to become spiritual and/or spiritually-minded you MUST sit thru pfal. This class will teach you the keys to walk with the power of God, the keys to the more abundant life. So, you sit.

Then, after finishing said class you come to find out that that's ONLY THE BEGINNING. There's another class, and another, and another...... You want to be spiritually mature, don't you? Well, then....fork over your money and sign on the line. Classes on the horizon include: Witnessing and Undershepherding, The Way Tree, Keys to Biblical Research, The Renewed Mind, Dealing with the Adversary, etc. Of course, you'll want to be preparing for that Intermediate Class in about three months, or so.

You have stepped onto the Merry-Go-Round-Of-Manipulation. It's a Class-22, twi-style.

To become spiritual, you've got to attend their classes. If you don't sign-up, then you

are *less spiritual* than others slogging thru the system.

Catch-22

Concept

Among other things, Catch-22 is a general critique of bureaucratic operation and reasoning. Resulting from its specific use in the book, the phrase "Catch-22" is common idiomatic usage meaning "a no-win situation" or "a double bind" of any type. Within the book, "Catch-22" is a military rule, the self-contradictory circular logic that, for example, prevents anyone from avoiding combat missions. The narrator explains:

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle. (p. 56, ch. 5)

Unlike many churches who are deeply invested in their communities with food drives, charitable giving, homeless shelters, families in need, missionary outreach, etc......twi was/is a world of words and classes. Even classes are revamped when mogs are ousted from their ranks. Oh, you sat thru the advanced class? But, but.....that was martindale's advanced class. There's a new one now. So, you need to arrange your calendar in May to sit thru the newly improved class. And, the registration fee is only $450.

Some of those long-standing grads have sat thru three or four Advanced Classes to stay in good graces with twi bureaucracy. Do they have a choice? Of course. You can either stay on the merry-go-round and pay.....or try to stay on the merry-go-round withOUT paying and, at some point, get booted off.....OR jump off yourself. Some choice, right? Oh, you didn't think it was manipulation until you starting paying attention? Sorry pal.

Twi was a Class-22.

And still is.

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It's like

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This is the song that doesn't end.

Yes, it goes on and on my friend.

Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,

And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . .

This is the song that doesn't end.

Yes, it goes on and on my friend.

Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,

And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . .

This is the song that doesn't end.

Yes, it goes on and on my friend.

Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,

And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . ..................................................................................................

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It's like

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BUT......a perpetual student in twi has unlimited costs.

1) Registration fees

2) Books, magazine & tape subscriptions

3) Tithes and Abs --- $$$$$ to "The Teacher"

4) Loss of Opportunity

5) Loss of overtime pay / weekend work

6) Events, SNS trips, travel expense, etc.

7) Ice-packed roads & dangerous, sleepy travel

8) Can't miss it / Can't be late / Can't let devil stop you

9) The perpetual student is exponentially exploited

When you allow TWI to define "spiritually-mature" you're playing in their ballpark. It's a catch-22. You only remain *spiritual* by staying on a mission: going to classes, meetings, events, fellowships. The minute you stop DOING these things.....they label you "tricked, copped-out, worldly" to manipulate you back in line.

The Teacher will ALWAYS be the teacher.

The follower will ALWAYS be the student.

Catch-22 is Class-22, twi-style.

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Edited by skyrider

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TWI was a real story that would make you think of Rod Serling's TWIlight Zone, a place of imagination of mind over reality, next stop is the Twilight Zone, doo doo doo doo

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Unlike many churches who are deeply invested in their communities with food drives, charitable giving, homeless shelters, families in need, missionary outreach, etc......twi was/is a world of words and classes. Even classes are revamped when mogs are ousted from their ranks. Oh, you sat thru the advanced class? But, but.....that was martindale's advanced class. There's a new one now. So, you need to arrange your calendar in May to sit thru the newly improved class. And, the registration fee is only $450.

Plus hotel... Because even though you have friends and family to stay with you have to go to the hotel because they say so... Making the advance class cost a thousand or so. They are still doing this even for their regional meetings.

Isn't it strange that regular churches give their followers classes or catechism on their beliefs... For free?! Heck, they even post summaries for free on their website. What a concept. TWI wasn't happy just sucking 15 percent of our earnings, they needed extra money on classes just to be taught what we're supposed to believe.

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They're making you stay in a hotel now??? Aw, MAN!

That's what they get for getting rid of the root locations.

Ironically, in the twi circles I hung out in, sometimes people who were believed to be possessed were called....."hotel people". Creepy, eh?

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Staying in those non-air conditioned trailers at HQ in the middle of a muggy Ohio August. Now there's a memory I could do without.

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