THE ADD IS A NEW AGE CULT THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY EVERY ONE!

THE ADD IS A NEW AGE CULT THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED BY EVERY ONE!

THE FOLLOWING ARE COMMENTARY ENTRIES IN QUESTION AND ANSWER FORMAT BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE USING THEIR ALIAS ON A THREAD!

Nexusend 

To not be able to watch movies is to not experience every emotion and story that can be shared with others! Watch all the movies! If you want some recommendation ask.

darksakura

we are allowed, but not in cinemas LOL. weird right? they say the seats in cinemas are thrones of bad, dirty persons(?) and that filthy things happen in cinemas haha

vontron

Maybe they thought all movie houses are like the one’s in Recto? Wow dat logic.

darksakura

I think this is how they really think it is. I think i have made it almost a decade without watching in movie houses, until I got work and I, tried to watch a movie in a Ayala Mall. It was clean and decent. I was so shocked. I felt sad this was a thing prohibited from us.

poetmars777

Geesh, I hope a former colleague of mine will come to the same realization as you did. She tried inviting me; but no, I ken-nat (cannot).

I was able to watch several episodes of the ADD show on free TV when the church was still starting. I was impressed by Eli Soriano’s knowledge of the Bible. But I was turned off when he was directly insulting other leaders.

He was making fun of Jesus Miracle Crusade’s leader Wilde Almeda’s pronounciation of “thank you Jesus!” which sounded like “tank you Jesus!” according to Soriano. He was also always insulting INC. The latter apparently retaliated (research on this if you’re curious – or not).

We all have different spiritual (or the lack thereof) beliefs but resorting to insults and rudeness is unnecessary in my opinion. But that’s just me I guess because some people love name calling for the sake of religion or the lack of it.

I feel you. that was also the major turn off for me. even when i was still a member, i really felt uncomfortable with the mockery/bullying of other religions.

believe me, when they invite you, most of the time they are just concerned about you, especially if you have heard or known about ADD already. we are taught that if someone knew about our true religion already and they did not join, they would most likely go to hell. sad though. this religion is fueled by fear. 

Inovvia

Do dating daan members really don’t eat food with halal

darksakura

YES THEY DO NOT. you are sinning against the holy spirit if you do. I am not updated now but afaik they are not allowed to eat Jollibee, yellowcab, mang inasal chicken, max’s because halal.

i remember the days i have to secretly eat jollibee chickenjoy and be mindful of my surroundings making sure no one i know sees me lol

AdorkableWonderboy 

First off, I guess congratulations are in order. It’s not easy what you did. That said, mind answering some questions?

What do you think the appeal of Dating Daan is to attract a lot of members?

How’s your relationship with your family now?

darksakura

i don’t mean to be rude or sth, but hey they are proud of this, most members are poor. or i can say class d-e? as from what i witnessed, it is almost hard to attract professionals from joining the church, they are outnumbered.

the mass indoctrination consists of comparing(or bullying) other religions’ flaws and comparing it to theirs (as if they are perfect) and also, the leaders are not afraid to say gag, tang, tarantado etc. i think it looks like he is a “what you see is what you get” type of person, i believe this is a part of his charm.

oh my family, i talk to them virtually, i see them not so often, because you know, thet still can’t accept that i know wear pants, i cut my hair even dyed it LOL

pogiface

My ex was stuck in it, forced to go to church all day from early until late night staring at a TV screen. It defied all common sense, so why did you fall into it so easily?

darksakura

i was 12 that time, living with my parents, and they say they’ll disown me if i don’t join. i have nowhere to go so i went with them. when i was there i have made friends, true friends (at least when i was still a member) i guess that’s what made me stay.

as soon as i had a stable job i moved out and lived the life i wanted

that going to church all day staring at the screen. what a pain in the ass to be honest. i am actually thankful that technology was invented, i remember playing games or browsing just to kill time (just don’t get caught or they’ll suspend you) have you been to any of their gatherings?

vontron 

Suspend you from what? Attending mass? Hey, that’d work. Lol

darksakura

No. You are suspended from all duties. You cannot give contributions too. The catch is, you are deemed dirty while suspended. Or, if you die while you are suspended, high chances of you not attaining salvation.

tiXri

I’m not familiar with ADD.. what is showing on the screen? all day mass? all day sermon.

darksakura

Preachings of Bro Eli Soriano

Jayveesac

What’s the worst thing (or the thing that you hated the most) that you had to do to obey the ADD teachings?

darksakura

not cutting my hair and that strict dress code.

before i cut my hair it was below my knee already. imagine the hardship i had to deal with everyday haha. and that you are just allowed to wear skirts dress code i just can’t. i looked like a total weirdo back then.

thechinesemilf

Most of the members I know have head lice. We can’t cut it so hygiene is definitely a problem.

What I didn’t like was the guilt trips that they gave me once I missed attendance, once I disobeyed something, when I don’t donate… etc (baka nanay ko lang yun idk sa iba)

ketlourd 

How are the services like?

darksakura

well, i left almost 2years ago already, i don’t know if it has changed, but afaik the schedule is: Prayer Meeting every Wed or Thurs, Thanksgiving (whole day) every Saturday then Worship Service every Sunday.

Mass Indoctrination (Lessons for persons wanting to convert) run everyday, for two weeks, before subjecting them to baptism.

There is also that “International Thanksgiving” that occurs every 3months. That is a 3day whole day event.

All gatherings are basically the same, Congregational singing at the beginning, Opening Prayer, Then the Actual “Paksa” Bro Eli pre-recorded or live preaching broadcasted through all the locales internationally. after that, every Worship Service/Thanksgiving, the Abuluyan (Monetary Contribution) , Closing Prayer then announcements if there are. Every Thanksgiving though, during lunch/dinner breaks, there is a consultation where you can ask Bro Eli. this too, is broadcasted.

Jayveesac

Did you date while you were with ADD? If so, any relationships with non-ADD guys?

darksakura 

i had several ADD guys as boyfriends(not at the same time lol). they are good guys. no vices etc. but all my relationships with ADD guys ended up with them cheating on me. (sad) also those were secret relationships, since we are not allowed to enter relationships when you’re young. or if you are members of committees in the church (ex: gcos, workers, food preparation etc)

I had relationships with non-ADD guys though. they were breath of fresh air. it’s nice to see things in another perspective. i actually liked those relationships more. it made me feel more alive.

thechinesemilf

I never had any relationships with any ADD guys because all of them from our locale were ugly and conservative. (well actually no, my sister had an ugly bf member before, he was 18 or something and my sister was 15.) He asked my sister for a blowjob and I was really mad at him for doing that. I thought that they were conservative and shit.

darksakura

oh oh oh. I had a boyfriend that was 10 years older than me. I was a minor back then. I remember him wanting to have sex with me. Good thing it didn’t happen. Geeeez.

ketlourd 

relationships with ADD guys ended up with them cheating on me.

What’s sad about this is the only ADD person I know got cheated on too. I wonder if this is really common sa kanila or just a coincidence?

decoyboom 

How long have you been “freed”?

Do you have your own family now?

Are both sides of your family, members?

How is your communication with your family?

Do you guys celebrate Christmas? New Year? Birthdays?

darksakura

-For almost 2 years now. -Nope. still single. -My immediate family yes. -I still talk to them sometime. About small stuff. But you know, the gap is there. Things will never be the same. -ADD guys don’t celebrate Christmas (Dec 25) They say Christ is the Christmas, so Christmas should be everyday. New Year (Nov1) is not encouraged. They celebrate Hebrew Calendar New Year (First Day of Nissan? Falls anytime between March or April most of the time) Birthdays – we have 2. Birthday of the flesh (The day you were born) and Spiritual Birthday(the day you were baptized) – The celebration of the latter is more encouraged than your birthday in flesh.

kevpsyched 

I dunno if someone asked you this already, what’s the first thing you did when you got out?

darksakura

The process of getting out was very long, and not formal. I just stopped attending, then one day, i said to myself, I would never go back. So i went to a salon, had my hair cut, bought some denim pants, bought amazing fitting shirts and some cool sneakers to match. I have never been that happy. It felt like, finally. I have waited for this .. For so long.


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