Thursday, February 12, 2009

Revisiting The Purpose-Driven Cult

I wrote an article in 2004 titled, "The Purpose-Driven Cult." Although it is satirical in nature, it does contain a good deal of information regarding sociological, psychological, and theological aspects of cults and new religions. The image to the left originally accompanied the article, but it seems to have been lost to cyberspace.

Here's the opening: "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 online.

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