I am dedicating a blog to a discussion – everyone can feel free to offer some advice or words of encouragement.
Recently, this message appeared on my blog.
“Hi! I found your blog desperately trying to find people who were/are disgusted with “thetrumpetcallofgod” as I am. I’m Trent’s wife and my friend Buffy and I are so tired of living with this prophet crap that our husband’s are into & we are looking for support. I’ve been reading your old blogs and I know that this is old for you but it’s an everyday thing for us. Can you talk about what you know to us?” (Heather)
Two additional comments can also be found in my blog ‘Forgiveness – Publicity Gone Bad’. There also may be a few older posts in there concerning this same issue.
Background info: I had some dealings with her husband in the past on a site called Gracehead and with this prophet called ‘Timothy’ (they call him Speedy). I was basically ostracized, along with a few others, from blogging with them again due to disagreements of theology and challenges to Timothy. In my post above about forgiveness – I am seen to apologize to Trent for my behavior (over a blog I pulled because of it’s bad taste). I actually still am sorry for my sarcasm in that blog. But it is good to know some of the background to the situation.
The reason I want to open discussion is because maybe some of us had dealings of similar sorts and can offer some level of comfort to them – or maybe even tidbits of advice. I feel sympathy for the situation they are in – haven’t we all dealt with some form of ‘prophet’ or another – when Christianity goes wrong?
I am not sure how this is going to work – but I want them to know – sometimes talking about it might be the first step to better understanding of the situation? For this reason – I have invited the community to speak on the issue – maybe we can have a type of ‘sharing circle’?