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by Free Thinker
Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Splinter Schools
Replies: 44
Views: 32417

Hi - thanks for that - what i meant about asking is it Hindu is that while apparently some of the structures of its main beliefs seem to accord with hindu philosophy alright but it seems there's a heap of other stuff thrown in (TM, remnants of Blavatsky etc) add in a large portion of McLaren's pers...
by Free Thinker
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Splinter Schools
Replies: 44
Views: 32417

Oh boy, those last two posts brought back some memories!
by Free Thinker
Tue May 01, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 43884

Hi Dan, I went back and reread all of your posts here on the board since I don't remember replying to any of them. I've taken a few quotes from you here and then I've responded. First I'll respond to your last post, and then some others. "Do you recollect any of these visits? What was it really...
by Free Thinker
Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 43884

Leontius - Thanks for clarifying - I have to admit that I didn't reread this thread so I may be talking out o' my ass! Anyhoo, I will come back later and reply to you about the "world tours" from the US perspective - I'm a few years older than you but in the same generation, both of age, a...
by Free Thinker
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The 'Tale Of The 50 women' stories from the 70's
Replies: 42
Views: 43884

I think the majority of posts here have gotten very specific, so I'm unsure of what you are alluding to there. Are you only interested in those who actually attended St. James during those years? I didn't, I couldn't, since I grew up in the US and the "Philosophy Day School" didn't exist t...
by Free Thinker
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Justice and his relevance
Replies: 4
Views: 6293

I'm no Sam Hyde fan (sorry!) but I share his sentiment about this issue. Every single other poster here has introduced him/herself with a brief description of their background with the SES, whether lengthy or brief. A simple "I have a friend who is a member" or "I was once in one of t...
by Free Thinker
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: John Scottus School in Ireland - illegal corporal punishment
Replies: 23
Views: 23858

CM - I'm so sorry that your son had to go through that. Were any disciplinary actions taken against the teacher who slapped him? Because that's illegal, as you know. If the school did not do something, I would sue. Just my opinion. The SES schools have gotten away with physical abuse far long enough...
by Free Thinker
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Countering deception ...
Replies: 4
Views: 5276

I've become familiar with "the secret" only in the last few weeks, and I have found what you stated to be the case, mostly young women who are dissatisfied with various areas of their lives. Unfortunately, when I read the postings of people who are "into" The Secret, all I can th...
by Free Thinker
Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 6832

Thanks, ADG!

I'm celebrating what a friend calls Festivus - neither here nor there in terms of religion but a time of friends and family, cleaning of the house, good cooking, and movies on the couch with a blanket!
by Free Thinker
Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Another website about the NZ SOP
Replies: 3
Views: 6435

Although the cults.co.nz site seems rather thorough, anyone reading it should know that the entries are written from a Christian perspective, and therefore condemn almost anything that isn't typically Christian. Each entry has a blinky next to it with things like "OK", "warning" ...
by Free Thinker
Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The Teacher & Society
Replies: 20
Views: 18605

Thanks so much for sharing this information with us!

I'm so glad to hear that people there are still working to get the truth out, and something done about it. I'm eager to hear what happened as a result.

FT
by Free Thinker
Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 5118

How is everyone doing?

Since it's been pretty quiet, I thought I'd just have a check-in thread. I'm doing well. My relationship with my mother has vastly improved. We talk about many more issues than we did before, and I don't feel censored when I speak to her, which was a big deal before. While some old issues come up fr...
by Free Thinker
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:45 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 32595

Well, I was still in the SoPP in 1996 and I hadn't heard anything about the problems at St. James or the report. I was a young adult at the time but my mother hadn't either, and she was a senior member. So I dare say they managed to keep it pretty much under wraps.
by Free Thinker
Sun Jul 23, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: New templates
Replies: 9
Views: 11679

I choose B.[/code]
by Free Thinker
Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Welcome back
Replies: 6
Views: 8248

No, I got two earlier ones but not one to say the board was up.

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