Here is an attitude I see on a lot of the second gens' blogs:
"Over the past 3 yrs of being in UBF, I witnessed with my heart only growth and positive changes in the lives of believers, myself included." (from http://www.xanga.com/bbmonoz
, Jan. 7, 2006)
"In terms of UBF being a cult, you need to answer the question of why God lets people meet Jesus through this ministry like I did." (from www.xanga.com/dulostheo, posted by Choi728)
"I am telling you the truth. There is no compulsion to get married!" (from www.xanga.com/dulostheo, posted by watchet_auf)
With all due respect to second gens (I have know and cared about many of you), this is what I wish you would hear:
These are incredibly arrogant statements. You assume that because abuses did not happen to you (or you didn't notice them happening to you), and you didn't hear about them from anyone else (at least from anyone you chose to believe) that they don't happen! What a narrow and selfish view. If what you say is true, then there should be no fear of hearing everyone's story right? But not everyone's story is as rosy as yours. So please, think about the possibilities of OTHER people besides yourselves being hurt, and open yourself up to hear the truth from all angles. The unexamined life is truly not worth living. Examine your church, please.