Cults

@lokisdad (4293)
United States
January 20, 2016 11:18pm CST
We have heard about them before waco is probably one of the most remembered. Brain washing is what the cult leaders use to subdue the masses of followers. Most have mental or emotional problems. The cult leaders prey on individuals who have these issues. They look for vulnerable people so they can manipulate them. The followers sometimes feel the cult leaders enrich their lives give them meaning and purpose. What do you think about cults? What do you think they tell them to get them to buy into what they say?
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• United States
26 Jan 16
I think that you should come with me and learn my ways. No, no ... those people are not my followers, they are my friends. I am enriching their lives with knowledge and wealth, and I can do the same with you. No, you do not need to give me any money, but you do need to interact with me as much as possible whenever and wherever you see me.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
26 Jan 16
I guess for some people they don't realize that someone can enrich their life without having to give them all of your worldly possessions and money.
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• United States
27 Jan 16
@lokisdad I think that you are right about that. I think that some people are trying to "find themselves" but rather than doing the work and putting in the effort themselves, they will rely on someone else to tell them, especially if the other person has a magnetic personality.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
28 Jan 16
@purplealabaster its really common to see in teens especially if they have trouble fitting in they will bond with anyone who makes them feel as if they fit in and their input or lack their of is welcomed and appreciated even.
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@pgiblett (6636)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
They buying into the message is a case of strong minded people, with a plan, being able to dominate weak minded people who never care to think for themselves.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
23 Jan 16
It is sad but some people go through life that way never thinking for themselves ever.
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@pgiblett (6636)
• Canada
23 Jan 16
@lokisdad I am not sure it relates to people to people who don't think of themselves, it is about people who are subject to being conned.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
25 Jan 16
@pgiblett I think it has little do to with them being selfless but more finding a place that makes them feel as if they fit in and are needed or belong as some say. When you find something that you feel makes you feel whole like the void is filled you won't be quick to give it up and you will do almost anything to keep that.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
@lokisdad I have heardcpeople tefer to Bubblews as a cult.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
23 Jan 16
I don't know if I would have called it a cult lol. We didn't have to give up any worldly possessions.
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• United States
23 Jan 16
@lokisdad a lot of sheep were fleeced there following a shepherd of sorts.
@much2say (36330)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I had a friend in junior high who told the class how her family got sucked into a cult, but in the end she and her brother escaped to live with an aunt. I don't know the details of it, but I recall her parents gave the cult everything they had. Some abusive things happened to the kids in which she did not elaborate on - but leaving wasn't a choice - they feared for their lives (the kids anyway). Cult leaders must look like some hero to those who have gone down so low - it's sad they are easily brain washed.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
23 Jan 16
thats horrible because the children who suffer the abuse don't always recover from it some have long lasting trauma.
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@much2say (36330)
• United States
24 Jan 16
@lokisdad True. Having to escape a cult and abuse - it was a double whammy but thank goodness they got out. I don't know her now, but I hope she was able to recover so she could function happily and healthy as an adult.
@salonga (28073)
• Philippines
23 Jan 16
Cults are dangerous, they can brainwashed people so they can use and abuse them for their own benefit. I think those people who are not really exposed to the Truth are the ones mostly victimized. As for me, I can never be deceived by cults because I know the Truth embodied God's Word, the Bible. Hence, any teaching that is not biblical can't entice me at all.
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@lokisdad (4293)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Its sad that they are so naive and don't realize it some are like that since hey are small.