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Are people who join cults weak?

 Stressful circumstances such as school problems, loss of a romantic relationship, confusion over career goals, financial pressure, disillusionment, etc. can cause sudden vulnerability. Needy people are not as discerning as they might ordinarily be, and are easy prey for a deceptive, alluring recruiter.  

Are You a Candidate for Recruitment?

“No one JOINS a Cult – they are RECRUITED” Most people assume that if someone gets caught up in a group or organization that appears “unhealthy” or “cult-like” they must have been weak or emotionally unstable and vulnerable to begin with. The reality is, that at any given moment, in any day, each one of [Read More]

Diane Benscoter’s revealing talk on being a Moonie and how cult thought can lead people to do the unthinkable.

The article is from TED.com http://blog.ted.com/2009/06/qa_with_diane_b.php Today, we posted Diane Benscoter’s revealing talk on being a Moonie and how cult thought can lead people to do the unthinkable. It’s a topic that’s not often talked about and that fascinates many, so, to bring you more from Diane the TEDBlog caught up with her for an [Read More]

Don’t be fooled!

Evangelical missionary David Herzog stooped to a new low deceiving the Jewish community with ads which intentionally avoided any mention of their Christian evangelical agenda. The half-page ads ran for several weeks in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. They promoted a Beverly Hills event offering “supernatural healings” based on what the ad termed Jewish mysticism. [Read More]