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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-02-09 03:44 PM
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27. I think it's a vicious circle, or better yet a vicious spiral.
You have to be a little bit nuts to be attracted to a cult in the first place. Then after they rope you in, they make you even MORE crazy as you adapt to their particular delusional system, until finally you end up 100% batshit insane! Only you don't know it because everyone around you is as batshit insane as you are. Cults specialize in isolating their members, after all--that's part of how the brainwashing works.

It doesn't always work permanently, though. People HAVE been known to wake up. The Internet is full of websites for recovering fundies, recovering Scientologists, recovering JWs, etc. I've looked at some of them.
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  -Fundamentalism makes crazy people EVEN CRAZIER. Philosoraptor  Jun-01-09 04:38 PM   #0 
  - Crazy does not necessarily mean mentally ill.  rucky   Jun-01-09 04:40 PM   #1 
  - Hell, I'm crazy as a shit house rat myself.  Philosoraptor   Jun-01-09 04:43 PM   #3 
     - Shit house rats aren't crazy,  Swamp Rat   Jun-01-09 05:21 PM   #16 
  - Guess we could ask the "chicken or egg" question..  BrklynLiberal   Jun-01-09 04:41 PM   #2 
  - Crazies are drawn to cults, that's how cults work.  Philosoraptor   Jun-01-09 04:43 PM   #4 
  - Right. Cults prey on fragile people. They can't exist without them.  jazzjunkysue   Jun-01-09 05:03 PM   #12 
  - I think it's a vicious circle, or better yet a vicious spiral.  Raksha   Jun-02-09 03:44 PM   #27 
  - I can understand why.  no_hypocrisy   Jun-01-09 04:45 PM   #5 
  - They feel as if they are not in this world, & refer to 'the world' like it was all evil  Philosoraptor   Jun-01-09 04:46 PM   #9 
     - Exactly, well said.  no_hypocrisy   Jun-01-09 04:47 PM   #11 
  - Crazy people who think they hear voices get it reinforced by those willing to believe them.  Ian David   Jun-01-09 04:45 PM   #6 
  - Fundamentalists use the bible as their breadcrumb trail to make it through the day,  Stevenmarc   Jun-01-09 04:46 PM   #7 
  - And we live in a crazy society...  The_Commonist   Jun-01-09 04:46 PM   #8 
  - That's true, this IS a crazy ol' world.  Philosoraptor   Jun-01-09 04:47 PM   #10 
  - Any organization, regardless of the ideology, produces group behaviour that individuals  jazzjunkysue   Jun-01-09 05:07 PM   #13 
  - What about the following:  deaniac21   Jun-01-09 05:10 PM   #14 
  - Do they exist...?  CJCRANE   Jun-01-09 05:13 PM   #15 
     - Absolutley...just google  deaniac21   Jun-01-09 08:30 PM   #17 
        - Good answer  CJCRANE   Jun-02-09 06:12 AM   #19 
           - Excellent reply. n/t  trotsky   Jun-02-09 07:14 AM   #21 
           - What's in a name? That which we call a rose  deaniac21   Jun-02-09 03:34 PM   #26 
  - ..............  Philosoraptor   Jun-02-09 06:09 AM   #18 
  - Excessive religiosity is clearly a mental/emotional illness.  mwb970   Jun-02-09 06:31 AM   #20 
  - Probably, but Roeder wasn't crazy.  trotsky   Jun-02-09 08:01 AM   #22 
  - You left out the group I'm affiliated with: Rock-and-roll crazies.  callous taoboy   Jun-02-09 08:39 AM   #23 
  - In their diseased minds, it validates their craziness  mitchum   Jun-02-09 08:41 AM   #24 
  - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.....  terrific   Jun-02-09 09:02 AM   #25 

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