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by Goblinboy
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Another website about the NZ SOP
Replies: 3
Views: 6392

And season's greetings to you, Boeing Driver. Good to see them making improvements. 2001 report was damning. Still a tiny school though. The Australian schools seem to be similarly small. Wonder to what extent the percentage of SES/SOP families has changed over time? Suspect that the schools will al...
by Goblinboy
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Bullying and arpatheid in SES schools
Replies: 2
Views: 4263

Re: Bullying and arpatheid in SES schools

Erasmus's web page tells us: http://www.erasmus.vic.edu.au/Home/home/About-Erasmus "The school teaches a Philosophy of Unity." Evidently? And the headmaster assures us that http://www.erasmus.vic.edu.au/Text/1118895023000-1324/From-the-Headmaster "Children thrive in the tranquil, orde...
by Goblinboy
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Necker Island
Replies: 6
Views: 6662

Jellybaby,

Try PMing Gandalf or HoHumbug. Their previous posts indicate considerable familiariaty with the SES/SOP property portfolio.

Regards,

GB
by Goblinboy
Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: CONFERENCE: HOW CULTS EXPLOIT HUMAN WEAKNESS
Replies: 17
Views: 22366

hey mike, its Reading uni..was on tv tonight (BBC2) and its THIS amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D I have to admit its nice to be in a new environment :D Howdy Sam! I am not GB but I am glad you like the new place. I've missed the BBC broadcast thoug...
by Goblinboy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: CONFERENCE: HOW CULTS EXPLOIT HUMAN WEAKNESS
Replies: 17
Views: 22366

Sam Hyde wrote:I heard tickets were selling like hot cakes, too bad I couldnt get mine!

oh btw, uni life is amazing!


Good to hear from you Sam. Which uni, and how amazing?
by Goblinboy
Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: An interesting book
Replies: 2
Views: 4615

Re: An interesting book

The SES has always encouraged reference to higher moral authorities despite its claims to encourage reason and discrimination. It is this deference to these wiser authorities that has allowed the abuses that have occurred at St James to happen and for it to side-step and ignore the criticisms throw...
by Goblinboy
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Melbourne School
Replies: 208
Views: 141524

I think this last statement is a little misleading as it could imply the 1 year diploma is the only tertiary education they have. In fact, they don't have "only a 1 year diploma", then have a complete tertiary degree (many of them with Hons, the headmaster having done a law degree) and th...
by Goblinboy
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Schools Minister confirms SES spiritual program in St James
Replies: 6
Views: 6965

Au contraire Sly_G, That statement doesn't make the connection between the governance of the school and the SES in any way apparent. Moreover, the SES continues to claim that it is not a religeon and that it draws from a wide variety of teachings, despite being fundamentally grounded in Adviata. Thi...
by Goblinboy
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Lambie forces Debenham into SES apology
Replies: 18
Views: 16906

...like I say, it just looks like more of the usual damage limitation. It also highlights a total lack of focus on who the real victims were in all of this. Classic stuff from the SES - find a scapegoat, denounce and ostracise him or her, while deflecting blame from the organisation and its leaders...
by Goblinboy
Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: The board is back online!
Replies: 8
Views: 9272

Well done guys. Thanks for all your work.
by Goblinboy
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: has the world cup made everyone quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 26585

I can't believe it! There were a few of us poms cheering for Oz. Not that we need Australia getting a big head about yet another sport. bonsai I can't believe it either (particuarly that you'd cheer for Oz :D ). We were headed for a clash with England in the final (obviously), and the national hubr...
by Goblinboy
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: The 1996 report
Replies: 28
Views: 32470

Remarkable. Many thanks to Marco Goldschmied for making the report available. The report and associated correspondence with Townend are compelling reading for anyone associated with the schools (or considering enrolling a child therein), in the UK or around the world. Little has changed in ten years...
by Goblinboy
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: has the world cup made everyone quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 26585

...and it's school holidays here too, so some of us are wandering the Coorong.
by Goblinboy
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: more 'happiness' at SES children's schools
Replies: 7
Views: 8264

Her unique character, her mother Catherine Irvine believes, is attributable to primary education received at Hawthorn's Erasmus School. Nurture triumphing over nature, it would seem. Doesn't ring true to this parent. Isn't character, by definition, unique? Perhaps I'm just picking at sloppy writing...
by Goblinboy
Mon May 29, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Cult-like similarities
Replies: 9
Views: 10787

Cult-like similarities

Saw the Channel 4 documentary by Mark Dowd on Opus Dei last night, and was struck by numerous similarities in the apparent behaviour of the Catholic sect and the SES/SEOS/SOP (tick where applicable). These included lack of transparency, charismatic founder revered as a benevolent father figure, targ...

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