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by Ian McKay
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leaving the Exclusive Brethren church: 'I just felt like I could do better outside'
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Leaving the Exclusive Brethren church: 'I just felt like I could do better outside'

This is a very well made 18-minute video in which three young men describe what it is like to leave the Hales sect in New Zealand. It is well worth watching, and contains some highly quotable quotes. In its first 5 hours it was watched 2,500 times and those who view it keep recommending it to others...
by Ian McKay
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Personal Memoirs
Topic: Four Days Before Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 1713

Four Days Before Christmas

After four years of inactivity, Marion Evans’s blog has sprung to life again, promising to expose the aggressive, wasteful, unwarranted, ill-conceived litigation by a member of the PBCC. See http://maz63.blogspot.com/ This litigious tendency of members of the Hales fellowship earned them an avalanch...
by Ian McKay
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Requests for Information
Topic: A question
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: A question

The only person I know who thinks there are inaccuracies in Rebecca’s book is an author called Massimo Introvigne, but the inaccuracies he has complained about either don’t exist or are trivial in the extreme, except to a pedant. The trivial inaccuracies make no difference to the main purposes of th...
by Ian McKay
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A to Z of cults
Replies: 1
Views: 535

A to Z of cults

A to Z of Cults

Abuse
Bondage
Control
Deception
Exploitation
Fear
Guilt
Hatred
Ignorance
Jargon
Killjoys
Lies
Mind-control
Nepotism
Oppression
Pretence
Quarrels
Racism
Sexism
Tyranny
Uniformity
Vindictiveness
Wickedness
Xenophobia
Yes-men
Zealotry
by Ian McKay
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Church Leader Praises Science
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Church Leader Praises Science

Church Leader Praises Science https://www.thetimes.co.uk/imageserver/image/methode%2Ftimes%2Fprod%2Fweb%2Fbin%2Fe2b5f472-a70a-11e8-a109-8163aa975df4.jpg?crop=1567%2C881%2C300%2C1629&resize=685 The Right Rev Susan Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Chaplain to the...
by Ian McKay
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another Church Re-Branded
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Another Church Re-Branded

The title “the Church of Jesus Christ . . .” is pretentious and deceitful, because at best the Mormons are only a very small part of the Church of Jesus Christ. For a similar reason, the name “Plymouth Brethren Christian Church” is pretentious and deceitful, because at best they are only a very smal...
by Ian McKay
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: "All hall breaks loose in Lysterfield street"
Replies: 1
Views: 469

"All hall breaks loose in Lysterfield street"

From the Herald Sun (Australia) on 19 August 2018 https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/cfb7df1b15a79890bf50d24d081f7c2b ALL HALL BREAKS LOOSE IN LYSTERFIELD STREET THERE is no loving thy neighbour between a church and a group of Lysterfield residents over construction of a gospel and bible study hall...
by Ian McKay
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bloody Hypocrites
Replies: 567
Views: 248633

Re: Bloody Hypocrites

How many Australian farmers are there in the Hales fellowship?
by Ian McKay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bloody Hypocrites
Replies: 567
Views: 248633

Re: Bloody Hypocrites

Even if the original decision to organise charitable work was driven by selfish motives, the individuals who take part in it are probably not all driven by the same motives. Some of the younger Brethren in particular probably enjoy helping others, and their participation will help to establish in th...
by Ian McKay
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Satire and Humour
Topic: Peeb Limericks
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: Peeb Limericks

An Irreverent Potted History of one tiny fragment of Plymouth Brethrenism There was a young chap, JND Left the Anglican Church, to be free, He formed a new church, Which he left in the lurch, Divided like boughs of a tree. And then there was James Butler Stoney, Who, some thought, was dodgy or phone...