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    The Fellowship (The Family)

    I'm watching this Netflix documentary "The Family." It is about a very powerful, secret Christian fellowship based in the DC area. This is the first time I have heard of them, and I'm not sure what to think.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fe..._organization)


    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/enterta...ix-true-crime/
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I'm watching this Netflix documentary "The Family." It is about a very powerful, secret Christian fellowship based in the DC area. This is the first time I have heard of them, and I'm not sure what to think.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fe..._organization)


    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/enterta...ix-true-crime/
    Interesting. My immediate concern was "why secret?" but they address that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Interesting. My immediate concern was "why secret?" but they address that.
    In only two episodes in (there are five) and so far Netflix is pretty fair. But the connections are far reaching and across party line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I'm watching this Netflix documentary "The Family." It is about a very powerful, secret Christian fellowship based in the DC area. This is the first time I have heard of them, and I'm not sure what to think.
    For them to confess lust of power to peers, then continue doing same powergrubbing next day?
    Trump is basically "Bruce Wayne pretending to be a foppish retarded billionaire" tier genius, in case nerds need a simpler metaphor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demi-conservative View Post
    For them to confess lust of power to peers, then continue doing same powergrubbing next day?
    what?

    Please if you stop speak like Boris Badenov, comrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I'm watching this Netflix documentary "The Family." It is about a very powerful, secret Christian fellowship based in the DC area. This is the first time I have heard of them, and I'm not sure what to think.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fe..._organization)


    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/enterta...ix-true-crime/
    It's allegedly a conservative Christian group, but the views mentioned mostly don't seem very conservative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    It's allegedly a conservative Christian group, but the views mentioned mostly don't seem very conservative.
    Well as far as things like abortion and gay marriage they are quite conservative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Well as far as things like abortion and gay marriage they are quite conservative.
    portrayed in a judgmental way?
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    From the Wikipedia article:

    He opines that their theological teaching of instant forgiveness has been useful to powerful men, providing them a convenient excuse for misdeeds or crimes and allowing them to avoid accepting responsibility or accountability for their actions.[
    I'd like to know what Sharlet means by that. The idea of Christians being able to be forgiven immediately upon repentance seems unobjectionable based on 1 John 1:9. In context, is he implying that they believe there are no further consequences for sin once you've asked for forgiveness, like that you don't need to try to right the wrongs you created?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    From the Wikipedia article:



    I'd like to know what Sharlet means by that. The idea of Christians being able to be forgiven immediately upon repentance seems unobjectionable based on 1 John 1:9. In context, is he implying that they believe there are no further consequences for sin once you've asked for forgiveness, like that you don't need to try to right the wrongs you created?
    Kinda like regularly being in a drunken brawl on Friday night, then going to Saturday morning confession, and all is well?
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