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  •  Nothing personal. But seriously. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:44:11 PM PST

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    •  I do know. I grew up in a situation very (20+ / 0-)

      much like hers.  I'm truly sorry for the pain you suffered from the actions of this group and yes, it is evil.  Absolutely. And forgiveness is not something I can compel anyone to do, nor was that my intent.  My intent was to suggest that the blame lies with the cult leader.

      I'm not telling you how to feel, or think.  But I do have a right to say how I think also, and feel, as it is highly personal to me, since I know how patriarchal cults work, on a deeply personal level.

      I know that I personally, was 35 before I was mentally an adult, due to being raised in a very similar manner to her.  (Although I never picketed anything, or spread hate in such a way, because it wasn't required, I was not aware that parents didn't make dictate the world for children until well into my 20's.) I'd like to extend the same benefit of the doubt to her that I needed.

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