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2002Re: [eckankartruth] Re: The membership cancelation form letter

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  • Randy Cable
    May 1, 2002
      Your form letter from Eckankar reads just like mine
      did.
      Randy
      >
      >
      --- colleen russell <colleenmft@...> wrote:
      > How controlling eckankar leadership is, as anyone
      > can
      > see with this form letter should a member make the
      > decision to quit. It also shows how difficult it
      > was
      > for those of us who left the org, knowing that all
      > we
      > worked for in eckankar would be taken away.
      > Difficult,
      > especially, when one is making a transition from
      > being
      > in the community of eckankar to being out in the
      > world
      > on one's own two feet. Where are the kind words of
      > support? Leave eckankar and you're punished --
      > "spiritual" status reduced, privileges removed -- as
      > though leaving eckankar would have anything to do
      > with
      > one's spiritual progress and so-called "inner
      > initiations."
      >
      >
      > Eckankar's response to someone who has made the
      > adult
      > choice to leave demonstrates there is no
      > "graduation"
      > in this org.
      >
      > Quite cold remarks for someone who has given up
      > himself to "surrender to the inner master" .
      >
      > Colleen
      > - alphagator <alphagator@...> wrote:
      > > --- In eckankartruth@y..., "royalcourt5"
      > > <royalcourt5@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > [Andy quoting form letter]
      > >
      > > > Dear ...,
      > > >
      > > > We have received your letter asking that we
      > cancel
      > > your membership
      > > in
      > > > Eckankar. We respect your freedom of choice.
      > > >
      > > > As you may know, your cancelation will mean that
      > > all your Eckankar
      > > > mailings and other membership privileges will be
      > > discontinued and
      > > the
      > > > records of your past discourse study and Eck
      > > initiations will be
      > > > removed. Also an Eck chela who cancels is asked
      > to
      > > wait six months
      > > or
      > > > more before reapplying for membership in Eck,
      > and
      > > would begin again
      > > > as a new member in Eckankar.
      > > >
      > > > Before completing this change, we would
      > appreciate
      > > your
      > > confirmation
      > > > that you do wish to end your Eckankar
      > membership.
      > > If this is your
      > > > request, please sign and date this letter below
      > > and return it to
      > > the
      > > > attention of Membership Services.
      > >
      > > In spite of lip service to respecting "freedom of
      > > choice", can't
      > > Eckankar take it's members word for it when they
      > say
      > > want to quit in
      > > a signed letter?
      > >
      > > Rhetorical question.
      > >
      > > -David
      > >
      > >
      >
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