Tuesday, April 29, 2008
A few years ago I wrote an article called, "The Purpose-Driven Cult." Despite its satirical nature, the article outlines common characteristics of cults (psychological, sociological, and religious). Note, however, that not every such group will exhibit all of these traits.
Here's how the article opens: "It can be tough being a cult leader these days. The pressures of amassing a following, selecting a proper style for your appearance, purchasing property for your cult headquarters and coming up with a system of odd-ball beliefs, can get to you. That's why you need the forthcoming book The Purpose-Driven Cult: Growth and Stability Without Prosecution."
Read the rest of the article here.