Hi from a former Opus Dei member
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03-04-2016, 10:31 AM
RE: Hi from a former Opus Dei member
(31-03-2016 11:39 PM)Anka Wrote:  Meh, they don't have monks or nuns as their members, Escriva hated nuns, actually called them 'naive and stupid'. But corporal mortification is still practised in OD. By numeraries only. That's why they don't visit hospitals or ordinary doctors, they have their own doctors among numeraries who travel across the World to provide yearly health checks for other numeraries. I actually have never seen an old numerary or a numerary with health issues, wonder where they send themUnsure
Drat, something else the DaVinci Code got wrong. But that is super interesting about the numeraries and their own doctors who visit; plus the whole corporal punishment and not seeing old ones. Makes one ponder the effect on the immune system then...

(01-04-2016 10:08 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  They might be able to drink the target dead.
This would seriously not surprise me, given the order's history brewing beer and such. (Plus I know a guy who is now a Brother with them who loves his booze...starts preaching when he's drunk too. Last time we were together he was shaking a mutual friend, while drunk, yelling to not let Satan win in his battle with Depression.)

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03-04-2016, 03:02 PM
RE: Hi from a former Opus Dei member
(30-03-2016 05:11 AM)Anka Wrote:  As I look back I can't understand how I got myself into joining this cult. The people there just seemed so nice and intelligent I just didn't notice anything disturbing at first.

Don't be too hard on yourself. It definitely sounds like you were preyed upon, which is how organizations such as this commonly operate.

I'm glad you made it out and that you're here! Welcome! Smile

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03-04-2016, 09:29 PM
RE: Hi from a former Opus Dei member
(03-04-2016 03:02 PM)StrangestTribe Wrote:  
(30-03-2016 05:11 AM)Anka Wrote:  As I look back I can't understand how I got myself into joining this cult. The people there just seemed so nice and intelligent I just didn't notice anything disturbing at first.

Don't be too hard on yourself. It definitely sounds like you were preyed upon, which is how organizations such as this commonly operate.

I'm glad you made it out and that you're here! Welcome! Smile

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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