The Cult of the Narcissist

A narcissistic leader shapes the character of the group....



Two great quotes from Christian Recovery Forums at Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under live robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may … Continue reading Quotes….

So George could say…

In 1970 (before the Assembly began) there was a weekend seminar in George and Betty Geftakys' home. Some people hung around afterward to talk--his teenage son, Tim, and his friends, several women in their sixties who had been part of a similar ministry in the past, several young couples who were experimenting on Saturday nights … Continue reading So George could say…

False teachers and fruit….

Reading in Matthew I came across the passage in the sermon on the mount about false teachers. Jesus gives a strong warning - "Watch out for them!" He gives one way - and only one -  by which to recognize them: their fruit. Gal 5:22 immediately comes to mind - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, … Continue reading False teachers and fruit….

Narcissism and “malignant naricssism”….

In 1905 a young woman named Belle was hired by J. P. Morgan to be his private librarian. Almost single-handedly she shaped his huge collection of rare books and art into the world-renowned Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle had a passion for rare books, and constantly consulted with world experts in the field. One of the … Continue reading Narcissism and “malignant naricssism”….