Oct 25th, 2019
This is episode one in a series on CULTS both ancient and modern. Many books and docs have focused on the leaders of these fanatical groups, which is indeed necessary and interesting. I would like to touch on that, but focus mainly on the FOLLOWERS themselves. What is it in each individual member of any cult that drives them to blindly give over their minds and better judgement to liars, abusers, psychopaths and lunatics? No followers...no cult...right!? 🤷♂️ From the cults of the ancient world, to the many cults that have been exposed in modern times, from various religions to political movements, what is this really all about? This will be an investigation into cults both past and present. I will look at some cults that seem to be rather insignificant, to those of major import and relevance to our present time. Are there common threads? Are there safe-guards against indoctrination? Are there cults or cult-like groups operating in the world that are largely unseen and unknown? Could a person be in a cult and not even be aware of it? Are cults only about making money off of the ignorance and naiveté of the masses who flock to them, or is there more to the story? Cult leaders and followers have been shown to consist of people of all backgrounds, all levels of education, all levels of intellect, and all levels of economic status. They are also found everywhere in the historical record throughout the world. The only main common denominator is that this is uniquely a human thing....
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