Hillsong: A Cult or just plain kooky?

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When I was deep in the hell of the Year 12 HSC a fellow student at Carlingford High School invited me to a ‘HSC Hype’ study camp run by the Hillsong Church.  I had no idea what I was in for.  But after what I experienced I couldn’t possibly be surprised by today’s media allegations the Hillsong Church’s mental health arm ‘Mercy Ministries’ is little more than an amateur hour demon-exorcising clinic that leaves vulnerable mentally ill girls worse off than when they started. Not after what I saw 15 years ago when I ended up with a hundred or so other 17-year-olds at a remote convention centre enduring, between sessions of study, a week of activities with a deep undercurrent of hard core Christianity.  A week that culminated in a late night ‘conversion session’ on the final evening.  It was scary…read on.

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4 Responses to “Hillsong: A Cult or just plain kooky?”

  1. ex mercy girl Says:

    Thank you very much for helping to get the truth about Mercy Ministries out there Tim. I would hate for any other girl to have to go through what I went through with this organisation.

  2. Tim Says:

    Hey there, thanks for your comment. Can you tell me any more of what happened up there?

  3. ex mercy girl Says:

    Can you maybe email me privately and we can chat?
    Thanks again for helping

  4. Tim Says:

    no worries.

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