Friday, October 07, 2005

friday's quotes of the week

"The world changes; it is never constant but in its disappointments. The world is but a great inn, where we are to stay a night or two, and be gone. What madness is it to set our heart upon our inn, as to forget our home?"

Thomas Watson

"It naturally follows, then, that when someone leaves the cult, it is of paramount importance to the cult leader that this individual not have any communication with the members at all. The one who leaves becomes public enemy number one because he may influence others to leave. So what do cult leaders do to keep this from happening? They slander those who leave. They spread rumors about them. They practice public character assassination and promote behind-the-scenes gossip. The purpose of this is to keep the still loyal members from communicating with the former members.

All morality is thrown out the window in this. The end justifies the means. Cult leaders will lie, make up false rumors out of thin air, gossip publicly and privately, and do everything possible to destroy the individual who left, then wipe their hypocritical mouth and say, "What have I done?"

In this way they are just like the adulterous woman in Proverbs.

Proverbs 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness."

James Spurgeon, author of Tales from the Temple


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