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blueinchicago Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 10:21 PM
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2. Don't forget mind control
Go to any fundamentalist service and count the psychological techniques used: The use of special jargon ("Maranatha", "magnify,"; the insistence that any challenge is equal to persecution, the reliance on a central authority figure; being told you're a member of an ingroup, but you could easily become a member of the outgroup if you don't behave; reliance on the group for all social activities; the lengthy services that are sure to cause exhaustion and lightheadedness, attributed to "the baptism of the Holy Spirit" but really is the result of low-blood sugar, the LIST GOES ON.

Fundamentalists are cultists by another name...they take a major religion, redefine it in a peculiar way, and are able to hide their cult status behind the major religions symbols. That's why the mega churches are found in out of the way places, where logic and rationality can't intercede.
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