The true sign of a Cult-Like group is:

by stuckinarut2 25 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • stuckinarut2

    Just thought we could have a concise thread listing the signs of a High Control, or Cult-like group:

    Feel free to add to the list:

    The true sign of a cult-like group is:

    • How it treats or speaks of those who want to leave
  • Xanthippe

    Keeping its members ignorant by discouraging them from reading non-cult books and getting further education.

  • NikL

    You are only safe on the inside. It's a big scary dangerous world outside.

  • Londo111

    Exactly: if the group officially practices shunning leave takers, it is a cult.

  • evilApostate

    Its leaders instill irrational fears in their members as a means of control.

    E.g. If you leave the Jehovah's witnesses, you will die in Armageddon.

  • stuckinarut2

    How about :

    If your conscience dictates certain decisions and those decisions just happened to coincide with exactly what the governing body says at a particular time ....

  • iwasblind

    How they react when you ask a simple question. Having no right to your own ideas.

  • smiddy

    The leaders of the group excommunicate / disfellowship you if you question their authority and use emotional blackmail that you will be cut off from all family and friends for doing so.

  • schnell
  • Vidqun

    Under no circumstances should you or your children pursue higher education. However, there is an urgent need for registered nurses, doctors, dentists, architects, engineers, etc. at Bethel. If these are not forthcoming from the rank and file, we will send some to University to be trained as such. Do as we say, do not do as we do.

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