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Date Posted: 04:29:30 10/08/04 Fri
Author: Mike K.
Subject: Listening
In reply to: Tony Lang 's message, "Re: many people here to condemn..." on 03:19:47 10/07/04 Thu

yes, listening is an art in itself.

However, please do not forget that the typical UBF strategy is one of "I talk, you listen (and obey)", that's how their hierarchy works.
They're used to people accepting what they feed them, they're not used to people answering.

We'er in a conflict here, should we let them try to indoctrinate us, then feel the glee of having been able to conduct a "1:1 Bible Study" for their weekly count?
Or should we respond when we don't agree with them, telling them that NOT all is well with the fantasy world in which they live, where everything Lee said is infallible truth?

Of course, by always bringing out the sledgehammer, we alienate those people. But by remaining silent, we let them live in a false sense of security that they may even think they managed to debuk the "myths" about UBF, such as corrupt leadership, unaccountability, confucianism and heretical doctrine.

Then again, there's a process. UBF members are not our enemies. They're still our dear brothers and sisters in Christ, and we should do our best to not appear hostile towards them.
How can we do this?

Being able to listen is a start, but who has a suggestion on how to not compromise the Truth at the same time?

In Christ,
Mike K.

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