Historically the craziest cult on Earth.
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18-10-2013, 10:04 AM
RE: Historically the craziest cult on Earth.
(18-10-2013 09:55 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(18-10-2013 09:53 AM)Impulse Wrote:  It's scary the levels that indoctrination combined with vulnerability can reach. And I agree that it's a great reason to be fighting the good fight.

Vulnerable...I think that's part of the answer to my question, I just can't imagine being THAT vulnerable. I suppose that's a good thing that I have never felt that low.
I agree that it's hard to imagine. I think, in some cases, people have a really bad life to begin with - maybe bad enough to contemplate suicide even without the indoctrination part. And they so want things to be better, they'll believe whatever they are promised. In other cases, people may have very weak personalities. They have such low self-esteem that they don't trust their own opinions about much of anything. They look to others to have all the answers and, when someone says suicide will be a good thing, they find it more believable than anything they come up with from inside themselves. It's still hard to fathom for the rest of us though.

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18-10-2013, 11:47 AM
RE: Historically the craziest cult on Earth.
The more and more I think of it Scientology is the craziest cult in the universe. It might not be a death cult, yet. But they should be being watched at all times.

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18-10-2013, 02:36 PM
Re: Historically the craziest cult on Earth.
I think those Japanese happy sunshine people were crazier.

They went around with mad smiley Happiness but were full of chaos and drugged members.

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18-10-2013, 03:56 PM
RE: Historically the craziest cult on Earth.
(18-10-2013 01:47 AM)Chippy Wrote:  Jonestown was the single largest murder/suicide in US history

Happened in Guyana. just sayin'. Tongue

(18-10-2013 01:47 AM)Chippy Wrote:  but I don't know if that necessarily qualifies them as the "craziest cult on Earth".

I nominate these fucks: Heaven's Gate. They offed themselves to hitch a ride on the mothership following the Hale-Bopp comet. That's some seriously fucked up Gwynnies right there. Big Grin

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