There is a cult popping up every fifteen minutes somewhere in the world. Usually run by an outsize personality who can be an attractive leader for diminished potential converts.
The leadership, with the exception of Charles Manson, never looks like they can pass up a cheeseburger with fries.
They always have a hidden building in the woods where they can groom their potential followers....they always offer a quirky outlook on life coupled with a lack of a real education.
It doesn't matter if it's a Pope or a Messiah with the accent on Mess....... someone wearing robes and carrying a figurative knife will always step forward to lead.
What they crave is control which is best demonstrated as part of their end of life fetish. You always have to die to get to know their 'truth'.
In our world we had Russell, Rutherford and Knorr the kings of all they appropriated for themselves. Foolish men with no education or real knowledge or empathy.
Now just a weak minded Governing Body trying and failing to look wise and strong...... like most cults..........it's become a laughing stock.