James Farley 
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Re: “Maté with a message

One last thing. I was totally in love with this people, this "nation", until my heart was broken by the authority structure. I still remember and love many who are still in there. Dayag Anashiym was a friend of mine, in fact. Hi Dayag!

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Posted by James Farley on 03/08/2008 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Maté with a message

I broke free from this high-control group after being a mule for them for 8+ years. Every aspect of my life was subject to the scrutiny of people who are not always open with their own lives. After praying for the entirety of my time there for a mentor I could bond with (my own father had abandoned me and my family when I was young), I finally realized that the Twelve Tribes' promise, "All your needs will be cared for" was hollow. For, every time I got close to a man after whom I felt i could model myself, he was shuttled off to another community to feed the engine of frenzied expansion which the Twelve Tribes are still engaged in. I am considered to be a covenant-breaker by these people, but as far as i am concerned, their "God" broke his promise first, and thus set me free from the obligation to spend the rest of my life in mindless servitude in unhealthy conditions. Ask them why so many people lose their hair, and why so many women have trouble pregnancies. And ask them why people's hair grows back after they leave, as it has with me and my wife-to-be. Oh yes. I forgot to mention. I fell in love in the Twelve Tribes, and because she and I were both indispensible to our respective communities, we were told lies to keep us apart. I was told that there were intractable legal problems with her, and she was told that I didn't even like her. Both were complete fabrications. You see, lies are permissible if they are in the best interest of the Community. Four months after I left the Tribes, I got up the courage to call her. I had to have a friend pose as an old high-school girlfriend so I could get her number. They would not give it to me, and she had been "sent away" for "a time". Upon our reconnection, our love for each other blossomed and grew and now my relationship with her is the single most important one in my life. In sum, I would say that those who warned you against the staff are right. The Tribes look for the lost. At one time in my life I was lost. But after learning all that they had to teach me, I found I still needed to grow and learn more. That was when I left. I wouldn't advise anyone to join their ranks unless they feel a strong need to sacrifice themselves, which I also felt. And If you do decide you want to be with them, keep the door open a crack, and don't burn your bridges. I did, and it made it much harder to leave when the time came. On the upside, though... the mat is awesome (I still drink it regularly), the food at the caf is great, and the desserts are to die for. Even the lowly peanut butter ball is elevated to the level of a royal dainty by these dedicated followers of Yahshua. Gotta give 'em credit where credit is due!

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Posted by James Farley on 03/08/2008 at 10:49 PM

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