So there was a cross-over between Armstrong and Witnesses. Both are clearly cults. I was discussing how I grew up believing the Witnesses were a minority religion to be respected while now I see cult. He told me there are Scientology doctors and dentists in this area. I was stunned. He described how cripplingf family abuse is, and then the attraction of certainty and an instant family. I do recall the Moonies recruiting at Columbia. Some of the biggest professors on campus were lecturing and meeting students miles off campus at a retreat. If my mood had been slightly different that day, Wow - Moonies here I come. My loneliness was unbearable. Their foreign accents turned me off, plus their awkward clothing. Who would not be attracted to instant unconditinal love? There were no warnings about the Moonies.
Within two weeks, a prof with strong ties to the CIA, wrote a lead article warning students about what happened and his lack of knowledge abou them. If he were sucked in, we could be sucked in deeper.
My brother went from JW to Maoist, another instant family with a deep purpose.
I still could use an unconditional love family.