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by bluemoon
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hello Actuallythere, I posted the lyrics of John Lennon's song because I happened to have just discovered this song and it seemed to illustrate JAMR's sexism points. The musical version of the song is even more powerful, see this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS78MX8Zmdk&feature=related I...
by bluemoon
Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The SES and Regional Schools in England
Replies: 60
Views: 43664

Re: The SES and Regional Schools in England

Hi Woodgreen, chittani and Bonsai, I just wanted to say thanks for your comments about 'capitulation' and defamation re my notes. It is true that I have to admit defeat, not quite the same as giving up I hope! I did try. I did say to woodgreen I would get a cost for advice about my notes, which I ha...
by bluemoon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hi JAMR, Thanks for your further explanations. JAMR wrote: I was a member of two chapters of SES for 10-15 years and was a tutor for the last couple. I thought I detected an SES trained mind! Are you male, your posts indicate a male thinking process to me, but I could well be wrong. JAMR asked: Is t...
by bluemoon
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hi JAMR, I do understand your point. I don't agree though that almost all groups meet the criteria for the Rick Ross definition of a cult. So, I don't agree with the implication that you seem to be making that organisations should not be labelled 'cults' and I wonder what your own experience is with...
by bluemoon
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hi JAMR, JAMR wrote: ...by de-selecting any organisation you are by default selecting another group. We cannot operate in a social vacuum, so if your choice gives better things than SES then that is a bonus. The challenge is recognising just what motivates the various groups we are part of... Intere...
by bluemoon
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hi JAMR, I take your points up until the last para, but do not entirely agree with everything, but no time or energy to discuss the details further. Except for this: I wrote: So, in my opinion the Rick definition of a cult is useful, even if it is a ‘moral’ judgement! JAMR wrote: Here we disagree. I...
by bluemoon
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: John Colet school sydney australia
Replies: 28
Views: 31646

Re: John Colet school sydney australia

Hi Jasmine, Welcome to the forum. If you type in 'John Colet school' into the search engine on the site (top right) you will find there are some references to it on the forum. Here is one link: http://www.ses-forums.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=632&p=9804&hilit=john+colet+school#p9804 I am su...
by bluemoon
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The SES and the ‘defamation’ issue
Replies: 5
Views: 5205

Re: The SES and the ‘defamation’ issue

Hi Woodgreen and ET, Thanks for your kind words, they mean a great deal to me. I understand what you mean woodgreen about the forum and agree with you. I will try to get a cost but I think (and so does the solicitor I approached) that it would be very expensive. Actuallythere: I have looked at the w...
by bluemoon
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The SES and the ‘defamation’ issue
Replies: 5
Views: 5205

The SES and the ‘defamation’ issue

Since I have mentioned in several of my posts that I have been working on some notes concerning my experiences and analysis of the SES, I just want to inform anyone that may have been interested that I have now sought legal advice regarding ‘defamation’. This issue was brought up by the Leader of th...
by bluemoon
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: <delete>
Replies: 2
Views: 4393

Re: Scientology expose - uncomfortable parallels

The case of Scientology’s application for Charity status in the UK: The following is self explanatory and concerns the reasons that the UK Charity Commission refused charity status to the Church of Scientology. It makes an interesting case study of why certain organisations may be refused Charity s...
by bluemoon
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Another Guru in Deep Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 28591

Re: Another Guru in Deep Trouble

Hi Woodgreen, Thanks for the link. I found this definition of a cult in the article: “Rick Ross, the executive director of the cult watchdog organization The Ross Institute, lists three criteria for identifying a cult: an authoritarian leader with no accountability; a thought-reform process that ham...
by bluemoon
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 33807

Re: Just for fun...really?

Woodgreen wrote: Hi Bluemoon - are you any closer to posting your thesis on the School? Hi woodgreen, ‘Thesis’ is a bit of a stretch to describe my notes! But the current position is that I am intending to get advice about the ‘libel’ issue, or rather ‘defamation’. What I have to say is probably not...

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