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by Ian McKay
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to deal with bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: How to deal with bigots

Dear PosterChild, I get the impression that you and I are using the word “bigotry” with rather different meanings. You speak about my bigotry and even of the bigotry of Jesus, but remember how Jesus engaged with the kind of people that his fellow-Jews would not have anything to do with, outcasts, si...
by Ian McKay
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to deal with bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: How to deal with bigots

So how can we even start to implement the sound advice given in the presentation if the EBs avoid dialogue of any kind? That is the main problem. However, there are occasions when a number of EB spokesmen have contributed to discussions on blogs where it was possible for them to use pseudonyms. Mos...
by Ian McKay
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to deal with bigots
Replies: 8
Views: 845

How to deal with bigots

How to deal with bigots I recommend this 15-minute talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/megan_phelps_roper_i_grew_up_in_the_westboro_baptist_church_here_s_why_i_left?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread--b The speaker sets out the case for engaging in respectful dialogue with tho...
by Ian McKay
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: G. RON DECK AND ABERDEEN ERA
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: G. RON DECK AND ABERDEEN ERA

The D.J.D. might have been D. J. Davis of London. He was an active participant in the notorious and shameful meetings with JTJr in Preston in 1970.
by Ian McKay
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Behind the Exclusive Brethren by Michael Bachelard
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Behind the Exclusive Brethren by Michael Bachelard

Behind the Exclusive Brethren by Michael Bachelard The 2010 Edition of this important book is now available as a free PDF download by kind permission of its author. This has been provided because it is an important part of the evidence currently being considered in court. Michael is also happy to h...
by Ian McKay
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Potential witness in Exclusive Brethren sex abuse case paid
Replies: 35
Views: 2936

Re: Potential witness in Exclusive Brethren sex abuse case p

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24174201_10156168302505934_5746512312989292884_n.jpg?oh=2b26ff7e3af13060777ee1b4b2c80b76&oe=5A8E0900 Fairfax investigations editor Michael Bachelard and photographer Kate Geraghty have just been awarded the 2017 Gold Walkley prize for their news coverag...
by Ian McKay
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Memoirs
Topic: In the Days of Rain. A daughter. A father. A cult.
Replies: 61
Views: 5782

Re: In the Days of Rain. A daughter. A father. A cult.

From an article by Courtney Pochin published yesterday (24 November) in the Eastern Daily Press. Norwich author’s shocking true story about growing up in a cult shortlisted for Costa Book Awards 2017 http://images.archant.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.5294334.1511535956!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landsc...
by Ian McKay
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Born into Fellowship
Replies: 27
Views: 1543

Re: Born into Fellowship

I wrote, I don't see how anyone could be a follower of the Taylor/Symington/Hales Exclusive Brethren and a follower of Jesus Christ at the same time: the two are so grossly incompatible. To obey Brethren ministry you need to disobey Jesus’ ministry. Posterchild wrote, Do you know of a person, church...
by Ian McKay
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Satire and Humour
Topic: Spoof Reading
Replies: 512
Views: 219203

Re: Spoof Reading

Well, having a millstone hung round your neck and cast into the sea is like what happened in 1965, is it not? Would it link with Revelation 18:21? “And a strong angel took up a stone, as a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall Babylon the great city be cast down...
by Ian McKay
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Understanding the Nature and Behaviour of Cults
Topic: Lessons from history: Charles Manson
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Lessons from history: Charles Manson

Lou Manza, a professor of Psychology, has written an article for the Daily Mail, attempting to explain why people are attracted to cults, even extreme and harmful cults like that surrounding the recently deceased and notorious Charles Manson. He writes, Emotional comfort is central to the allure of ...