Re: To Mish and Electric on conspiracies
- Hello Electric & Mish,
> > However, since this site (ESA) is basically set up for ex-eckistseckist
> > and knowing that some ex-eckists who have read Ford Johnson's
> > book "Confessions of a God Seeker,are now looking to his NSP, it
> > seems appropriate to discuss some of the conspiracy theory stuff
> > that is being served up on his sites, and possibly are
> > misleading "new" ex-eckists. There is a connection for sure, as I
> > view it.
> Right. I hear you on the Ford Johnson thing. I feel that he actually
> believes his own hype. Virtually, all his adult life he was an
> and still hasn't left that mind set behind when he left eckankar.I have got that impression, too. Eckankar has shaped him thoroughly
through his adult life. It's difficult to get that out of the system.
And of course as he has gathered a followership - perhaps without
first intending to do so this mindset is probably being reinforced. I
am just speculating here.
> As for his bulletin boards. I did read them for a very short time,
> stopped reading them many moons ago. I think, probably, the fewposts
> back then that Betty and Mario, and maybe others, posted aboutwith
> conspiracies, helped me to untangle myself from cult think. Same
> other things I read elsewhere.It helped me, too. So a good thing has come out of that, at least for
us! :-) Here on ESA, we can voice our concerns about the direction
Ford's organization takes and everybody who wants to listen can do
> Ya, I'll probably particpate when I feel the need to respond/sayweren't
> something. But I won't particpate just to be heard. I know you
> thinking that at all. I'm just making a statement on myparticipation
> level, that's all.Good that you are here.