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Date Posted: 10:59:54 12/16/04 Thu
Author: Narrowly Escaped
Subject: Wish I had known about this site years ago...

I was in U of I Chicago when I got the usual UBF treatment. I actually made it to "fishing" and doing 1 to 1 bible studies before I left. Thank the good Lord not one of the people I "fished" stayed.

It was tough to leave, I felt like I was abandoning God himself by leaving this group. I was very blessed by having friends who are of different religions, and one of them went with me on certain meetings. She was the one who helped me realize what a farce this was.

I was also very lucky in being able to recognize some irregularities while I was involved with UBF. Primarily how people worshipped Samuel Lee like God. When he took me aside one meeting (after I began to miss events as I slowly began to distance myself away), people acted like I was visited by God :P This was the first time the "big man" had talked to me personally, and God have mercy on him (and me for saying bad things about a dead person), but all I could think about was he had the worse bad breath ever and if I didn't move away soon I'd be sick.

My biggest regret I think is that one of my close friends, who was "fished" along with me, was suckered hook, line and sinker. She never talked to me again after I left UBF. Last I heard she was married to some Korean missionary. They were probably more concerned with keeping her than I (I'm asian), since she was caucasian (and a true redhead to boot). Up to now I feel horribly guilty since she didn't want to go to the bible study initally, and I convinced her.

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