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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Just for your reference...

Info from Cult Information Centre

Definition: CULT.


It uses psychological coercion to recruit, indoctrinate and retain its members


It forms an elitist totalitarian society.


Its founder leader is self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic, not accountable and has charisma.


It believes 'the end justifies the means' in order to solicit funds recruit people.


Its wealth does not benefit its members or society.

Are Cults Harmful?

To remain within the strict mental and social confines of a cult for even a short time can have the following disastrous effects:

  • Loss of choice and free will.
  • Diminished intellectual ability, vocabulary and sense of humour.
  • Reduced use of irony, abstractions and metaphors.
  • Reduced capacity to form flexible and intimate relationships.
  • Poor judgement.
  • Physical deterioration.
  • Malnutrition.
  • Hallucinations, panic, dissociation, guilt, identity diffusion and paranoia.
  • Neurotic, psychotic or suicidal tendencies.


  • Why the interest in cults?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM  

  • It's all leading up to the big Scientology post that'll be ready - ooh - any month now...

    By Blogger Savs, at 10:13 PM  

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