Was it really a cult?

@Jackalyn (7384)
Oxford, England
March 13, 2017 4:51am CST
Seeing as it seems the topic of the day Bubblews and discussions of kind of reminds me of a cult where all the old members who got out are searching for each other ( not a bad thing,) but only someone who had been involved would understand the hurt or the disapointment or the memory. It even had its own language. Does anyone else think that way?
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@TheSojourner (17291)
• United States
13 Mar 17
I don't know if I would call it a "cult," but it certainly had a "culture" of its own.
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@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
15 Mar 17
At the start of a cult everyone involved thinks it wonderful and wants to invilve others. Then it is quite hard for the members that the leader is "off."
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• United States
15 Mar 17
@Jackalyn I'm sure that those kinds of feelings/thinking are at issue throughout history. Yet, some take hold and others do not. The ones that stick are turned into everlasting gods. Couldn't it be said that is how all religions come into being on some level?
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@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
16 Mar 17
@CoralLevang I think it is man who messed up God's ideas.
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• United States
14 Mar 17
Bubblews was the best in the beginning. We were all so innocent, so full of hope and happiness! I still remember when Bubblews started not paying and that idiot Arvind started writing those off-the-wall posts to convince us to keep writing, that the site was doing great. What a total creep he was.
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@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
15 Mar 17
It so reminds me of how cult leaders develop. David Berg fwho led the Children of God just got wierder and so on.
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• United States
15 Mar 17
@Jackalyn Exactly.
• United States
16 Mar 17
I can see the bubbles all looking like zombie eyeballs...... *shudders*
@Kandae11 (40338)
13 Mar 17
I feel silly now when I recall how I backed them up until the surprise ending.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Mar 17
Me too, but that's okay. I don't feel silly about it, but I didn't see it coming or I would have migrated here long before I finally did.
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• Banks, Oregon
24 Mar 17
I was a member of Bubblews and did enjoy it i made some money doing it and met some good people maybe some of them will find me on here i unfortunatley have forgot names ofmost lol
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• Preston, England
16 Mar 17
having been in a cult I'm not sure if it is quite the same - I guess if we had strong regular interaction with writers on Bubbles we hope that ill resurface here both as a reuinion and a way to generate stronger income from this site quickly too though it will never pay out as Bubbles did at its peak
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• Philippines
13 Mar 17
Was inactive when it was closing/disappearing. Don't like to think that I was an unwillimg member of a cult. Maybe not a cult really.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
13 Mar 17
I also recall days of redeeming every few days! That was the good time. I think their investors must have paid dearly for the stupidity of the Bubblews team.
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@JudyEv (141602)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Mar 17
I was away when the bubble burst and didn't lose a lot so I missed out on a lot of the trauma and angst.
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@ilocosboy (40410)
• Philippines
13 Mar 17
Ha ha but maybe not a cult birds of the feathers
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Mar 17
I've been involved in a church that some thought to be a cult, but I disagreed with their determination. Thankfully, many of us left that one to join one that wasn't so into rules, so we've been able to hang together still. I never considered bubblews a type of cult. I wasn't hurt, or disappointed, but I do still have great memories and made long-lasting friends. Course only if they happen to write on sites that I frequent. I can't say I wasn't disappointed when it crashed and burned without them letting us get our posts out easily, but such is life. If we had our own language it was rather limited in scope don't you think?
@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
15 Mar 17
I was also in a cult like church. I wondee if it was the same organisation.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Mar 17
@Jackalyn The one I was a part of was worldwide, so it could be. It was the Way International. The person that began it was right on, it was a few people that later took it over that began making people adhere to rules that weren't biblical.
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@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
16 Mar 17
@MarshaMusselman That happens a lot. The one I was involved in began well too.
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