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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-12 12:59 AM
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3. That is exactly the cult belief.
I worked for a cult once, until I realized it was a cult.

Cult members told me that were taught, and believed, that any behavior that protected the cult, including its leaders, was God's will, which, of course, superseded secular law. It even superseded things that the Bible forbade. I don't know how they convinced folks of that, but they did, no doubt by "interpreting" other Bible verses.

You can see this even in the Catholic Church, in the way child abuse is dismis's vsed or minimized, even today. The minor victims are even portrayed as the aggressors.

When you come up against it, really close, it's horrifying. They can rationalize anything, anything.

Come to think of that, it's really not different from the behavior of any kind of bot, is it? Scary.

Maybe that's why the Bible warns against idolatry. But, the cult to which I referred was all over the idolatry thing, even accusing people of idolatry of their spouses and offspring. Never happened to mention idolatry of the cult or idolatry of the cult's leaders, though.

Again, scary.

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