Signs of Cult involvement
Signs are things we can see about them.
Some or many signs may manifest themselves
Changes in Their Mind
Alienation of Friends and Family
The biggest sign of cult involvement is alienation of friends and family. Cults know that if the person being recruited listens to their friends and family, they will not join. So they teach things that plant suspicion, doubt, and any type of accusations about their parents.
Abdication (resignation and renunciation of powers) of Responsiblity
They turn decision making over to the person who is recruiting them without doing due diligence in decisions that greatly affect their life. They may have people read websites, email and letters to them. They may ask the cult members to interpret them for them and tell them what to do.
Major Priority Changes
The person may spend inordinate amounts of time reading literature produced by the cult, talking with cult members, thinking about the cult or talking about the cult with people who agree with them. People who once enjoyed praise and worship of God may quit. They may give up music, playing instruments, talking with friends, sports and other activities and become obsessed with the cult and cultic ideas.
Hatred for knowledge
People who are enamored with cults avoid knowledge. They don't want anything that would dissuade them from their lie and mirage. They listen mostly to people who promote their fantasy. Their fantasy becomes their God and their way to heaven.
People who demand the cult to be real may become violent to shut up others and resist opposition. To them it is more important than the well being of others. This very sign is why cults are dangerous to be even associated with.
People being drawn into cults show confusion. They cannot give straight answers to questions. They avoid questions. They begin to hate people who reason with them. When they do give answers, they may not make sense. Or they may give answers to a different question and pretend not to know the difference.
Symptoms are known only by the person
Symptoms of cult involvement are fantasizing, lying to yourself, ignoring sound advice, trying not to think about questions, distractions, depression, mood swings etc
Having a college degree does not protect you from being involved in a cult.
Did people with college degrees exercise sound judgment and see past Hitler's brainwashing? The pride of having a college degree or some initials behind your name will make you more susceptible to flattery.
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Why people become 2x2s
Poor Me Conspiracy
People Susceptible to Cults
Signs of Followers
Marks of Cult
Insinuation or Revelation
Teaching through behavior
Marks of Cult Meetings
Love of lie
Waking Up Late
Deception of Unrighteousness
Persistence of thought
Twice the Child
|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|