Posted: May 31, 2016 4:51 pm
by John Platko
laklak wrote:I don't get it, myself. I was raised with no formal religion or religious training of any sort, so I'm not really qualified to comment, but I'd tell the FLDS or Scientology or whoever to just fuck the fuck off. Guess that's harder to do when you're brainwashed into the cult from birth.

From the reports of ex Scientologists it goes beyond brainwashing. Sometimes, like in this video, the cults go too far for a person, they cross some line, and the person can then see through the brainwashing. But then the cult has other power- the threat to cut you off from your family and all the people you know forever. And they have financial power. Scientology has been known to hand people a big bill if they threaten to leave. And they talk about physical threats too. It's pretty hard to understand how that is allowed to go on in the US.