A few weeks ago I decided that since dialogue needed to be at very least two way, and as the JA had forbidden members, including the JA woman who started it with me, to get involved in the JA Dialogue group on Facebook, it served no purpose....except to testify to the stalemate. But it also signified a continuing involvement on my part, and I have decided that I don't have any interest in the JA now at all. I wrote a goodbye to all its members and closed it.
It is, as those intimate with the details will know, sadly the case that my most virulently nasty opponents have not been the JA at all in recent years, but various parties who took umbrage at my ambivalence about the JA, and who objected to me not supporting their more extreme, sometimes malevolent, positions.
It is only fair to say that the JA is not the same group I left all those years ago, just as I am not the same man. I have recently talked to Trevor Saxby, telling him that I have moved on and really have no animosity towards them now at all. I think that is good.
This blog has served its purpose...I no longer have any issues to work out through writing about the Jesus Army. I think it will be good, maybe even therapeutic (if any therapy at all is still needed), - or in a sense symbolic - to close it down.