According to recent estimates, there are now over 5,000 cults operating throughout North America. The lives of countless people are being negatively impacted by these insidious groups.
Diane Benscoter talks about how she joined the Moonies — and stayed for five long years. She shares an insider’s perspective on cults and extremist movements, and proposes a new way to think about today’s most troubling conflicts.
Terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Al Qaeda, also recognized that they could recruit followers by adapting the power of persuasion used by marketing agencies and the thought control techniques used by cults.
Many college students and students “doing their year” in Israel have contacted Jews for Judaism to speak about run-ins they have had with missionaries and cult recruiters.
What characteristics define a cult? Do cult leaders really believe what they preach? What happens to cult members 10 years after they join? and more.
On a number of occasions we have referred to the Hebrew-Christian or “Messianic Jewish” movement as a cult or cult like. Some have protested that we are stretching it a bit when we classify these groups in the same category as some of the real cults. Are these cults cult or cult-like? Let’s find out.
This guide is intended to teach you about the tactics used by missionary groups and cults. The tactics of missionaries and missionary groups may vary, but there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind that will be helpful in dealing with them.
Are people who join cults weak? What are their reasons to join cults? Find out in this interesting post. For more, email us at [email protected]
Are the Hebrew/Christian groups as big a problem as the cults? Let’s find out in this interesting post