Datum: Thursday, 01.July. @ 23:11:11 MEST
Thema: Sekten, allgemein
I saw this on another board and thought it might be of interest here.
The Top 10 Ways That People Try To Control You (and often succeed).
They pick someone who needs something that they have and then they
keep you dependent vs empowered.
They don't give complete answers to the questions you ask. They
need you to come back for more.
They play your insecurities about yourself, like a fiddle, causing
you to doubt yourself.
They keep you busy, directing your behaviors and focus and
attention where they want it.
They withhold/slowly dole out what you need most to make you feel
overly grateful (like a captive does for food).
They push-pull, which means that they are
generous/warm/interested/great sometimes and the
petty/cold/distant/cheap other times, with no explanation, warning or
sensitivity. This keeps you off-balance and worried about the worst of
what might happen.
They seduce you by offering carrots and then thinking that this
gives them the right to your life, energies, skills, focus.
They sulk, get bratty, overreact to minor errors you make, cause
you to get upset so they can blame you for your overreacting.
They put you in a dysfunctional role, usually that of a parent or
child that they had a tough time with earlier in their life. You are
triggered/guided to be this individual.
They want to know everything about you, watch your actions, need
to be kept fully informed about everything that you're thinking,
feeling or doing. If they ask too many questions and watch you too
hard, they are trying to control you.
I posted this myself on some other boards. I got it from a friend of
mine. It puts it all into a nutshell, doesn't it? Dan
Deception and Deliverance Where do the 12 Steps Lead?
by Dr. Cathy Burns
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-76487
For coincidence first published in 1991, same year when
Ken Ragge first
published More Revealed
So same were working at the same time without knowing each other and
at least gave a similiar testimony about the history of Bill Wilson,
the early AA, the Oxford Group, the involvement of the occult in the
doctrine and their early members and much more.
So if someone is unsure after reading Ken's book about his research,
his honesty. Everything Ken wrote about the history of AA, Cathy Burns
describes it in detail with lot of passion and with lot
references to sources.
Where she's coming from:
From the backside of the cover.
[...]ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Burns has a degree in Bible Philosophy and has
spent the last 19 years doint extensive research on the New Age
movement and related subjects[...]
My short review So she tells a lot about the devil. She is a dedicated true christian.
There's a devil within alcohol, a devil within AA, within the related
New Age movement, which really tried to make change the subject of
christianity to make it a all fitting dummy belief. A
soft-instant-belief like a good
chewed chewing gum. And on this topic she's right.
AA tells about the Higher Power, some God, but never about a
christian God. She's also very factual about the connections to
the occult in early AA history. And she mentiones the sources of her
researchs. She's a good scientific historian.
To a non-christian, if able to forgive her bible-quotes, she's closer to
facts than anyone about the aa-history. It's in fact an arrogances
from men against god. If there's one. AA is blasphemy in it's purest
appearance and blessed from today's churches which call themselve
christian by giving shelter and rooms to XA. It's about power over people.
And about no or zero respect to weaker ones. And this is not
christianity to me.