Marks of a Cult

Marks of a cult:

  1. Lots of attention in the beginning and seeming "love" (called by some "love-bombing")
  2. They "love" newcomers more than their own family. Your conversion is very important to them to be "happy".
  3. Secretive about their beliefs
  4. They categorize people by whether someone is in or not in the group
  5. They may bombard you with lots of information and scripture so fast and not let you have adequate time to think about it.
  6. They avoid your questions and distract your with new thoughts.
  7. The group wants to take up a lot of your thoughts and time
  8. There is strong pressure to attend their meetings or services
  9. They want to be your friend immediately
  10. Lots of peer group pressure to conform
  11. Tell you not to be judgmental (they judge you for judging them - hypocrisy)
  12. Pressure to attend services and functions
  13. More intense brainwashing techniques
  14. They don't tell you their full beliefs, just hint at them and teach through behavior
  15. Their appears strong conformity within the group to a certain appearance
  16. Loss of identity in the cult.
  17. Life focus is on the group. They talk about it alot.
  18. Lots of praise of cult leaders.
  19. They use your fear of rejection to get you to conform
  20. They want you to silence all your doubts and believe them without proper investigation
  21. They discourage reasonable investigation
  22. They avoid questions about the group and try to distract you
  23. They make rules for you that they don't follow
  24. They use psychological conversion
  25. They do a lot of preaching - monologue with no opportunity for questions. Lots of stories, lots of truth, subtle lies spoken kindly

Signs you have joined a cult

  1. Things that use to be very important to you no longer are. Change happened quickly.
  2. Major personality changes
  3. Lack of love for family members
  4. Major changes in lifestyle
  5. Making big decisions quickly without enough time and consultation
  6. Giving everything to a group: money, house etc
Recruitment - Home

Why people become 2x2s

Rebellious Children

Poor Me Conspiracy

Recruitment process

Initial Lies

People Susceptible to Cults

Brainwashing

Girlfriend Religion

Human Weakness

Deceivers

Gaslighting

Sorcery

Widows

Signs of Followers

Circular reasoning

Marks of Cult

Guile

Insinuation or Revelation

Word Redefinition

Mind Control

Techniques

Behavioral Control

Strategies

Membership Conditions

Teaching through behavior

2x2 Men

Insinuation

Marks of Cult Meetings

Transformation

Defend Yourself

Love of lie

Waking Up Late

Deception of Unrighteousness

Persistence of thought

Recruiter Types

Twice the Child

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