Anyone seen this? Its very good, seems to cover everything.
How to start a cult - the video
I have a friend who came out of a Hindu communal cult, an ashram. Our experiences in some ways are eerily alike. We always joke that between the two of us, with our combined knowledge of mind control and various religious symbolism, we could make the world's best cult, something for everyone!
Count me in, I'll join!
Warning - this video contains graphic violence!
I would like to work with you mindmelda. Here is some brainstorming to start things off:
JW’s have relatively good fiscal responsibility. So let’s use that.
Location, location, location. We need a good home base, but someplace nicer than Mecca, Utah or Jerusalem. But not Vatican nice, that doesn’t jive well with my first suggestion. I’m thinking Caribbean. Cuba would be good if the US lifts travel restrictions.
New media. JW’s have gone backward in this respect when they abandoned the radio stations. I’m thinking a strong focus on Internet is the way to go. Its allot more cost effective than TV. Not that we won’t use TV, just no 700 Club type programs. Besides young people don’t watch TV as much anymore.
More Media! CD’s, DVD’s, MP3’s, streaming Video. If anyone starts to have doubts we can always tell them “Have you watched\listened to all of the DVD’s\MP3’s yet? If you still have doubts it’s because you haven’t watched, read and listened to everything yet”. We need to produce more media than a normal person could ever consume in a lifetime.
Introduce “Levels”. I stole this idea from Scientology. They only have like 15 levels. We need more levels than anyone could achieve in a lifetime, like 300. It makes people feel good when they move up in rank. Plus it’s a good way to discredit apostates. “Ray Franz said what? Bah! Ray was only level 79, no one really knows anything until they are at least level 121”.
Some other ideas:
We need to be a “Green” religion.
More competition between members. Something like regional Choir competitions or softball leagues.
I’m not married to any of these ideas, just trying to kick things off.
LOL @ CT
The levels idea is sheer genius!
This is a great video.