From: "curtisdeltabl...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 8:14 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Apologies... ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <raunchydog@...> wrote :
Nope.Folks didn't react to Barry because they were offended as "truebelievers." They were offended as human beings repulsed by the vileimage of child abuse he invoked. C: And you could be right on the cause of offense. It is what they did next that I condemn. Whatever your reaction to images being offered and read by choice here, the response shouldn't be accusations of despicable illegal acts aimed at the the writer. A person could just address how they feel about the image used without going that far to retaliate. To justify that kind of makes his original point. Exactly. Thanks for noticing and commenting. Yes, my language was crude and the image cruder. So yes, some people could have been offended by that. It's what they DID with that "being offended" is what I refer to as cult behavior. If your first impulse is to either 1) "get" the person who said the thing that's pushed your buttons and gotten you all offended, in order to *hurt* them somehow, or 2) hurt the person who said it's *reputation*, to lower their credibility in the eyes of others, then you're acting like a cultist. Judy specialized in this behavior and sadly did it so often that she made it a "standard" here on FFL. The people who modeled their behavior on her (the "Mean Girls Club") did the same thing. My message all along has been that this behavior is straight out of the Cult Handbook and is something they learned subconsciously from being around the TMO for so many years. It is such a prevalent a part of the environment that no one notices they're doing it -- someone says something "negative" (meaning accurate and critical) about the TM movement, and they just launch into Cult Behavior Pattern #1 or #2. They're *just* like the $cientologists in this regard.