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like koresh. say i need something in my life and i come across koresh. i suppose i can buy into some of his # but as soon as he starts in with the "you have to give up all your belongings and live at my ranch and im gonna bang your wife on the reg"
no thanks. see you later.
originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: whyamIhere
Just got to claim you have knowledge that others don't and that this knowledge will soothe their soul.
Pretty easy formula used by multiple cults/religions
Miscavige is married to fellow Sea Org member Michele Diane "Shelly" Miscavige, who has not been seen in public since August 2007. Multiple sources have alleged that she disappeared from Gold Base shortly after she "filled several job vacancies without her husband's permission". Author Lawrence Wright reports that "former Sea Org members say she is being guarded at a church facility on Gilman Springs Road in San Jacinto, California". In July 2012, responding to press accounts of speculation on Shelly Miscavige's whereabouts, two UK newspapers were informed by lawyers who said they represented Shelly Miscavige, "that she is not missing and devotes her time to the work of the Church of Scientology". Similarly, in August 2013, the Los Angeles Police Department made "some type of contact" with Shelly Miscavige in person following a missing-persons report filed by actress Leah Remini. The LAPD declined to answer questions about the details of the report. Former Scientologist Leah Remini stated that her inquiries into the disappearance of Shelly were met with evasions from Church officials. The church responded later that the claims were false and had bee
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: TinySickTears
All humans desire meaning & purpose.
The problem is though, we're all bound to a meaningless existence where their is no real purpose... So obviously we're all prone to be "duped" into joining a cult of some kind, from a overwhelming desire to gain a false sense of meaning and purpose.
For most, its just socially acceptable cults like mainstream religion, sports, political alignments, Hollywood entertainment, etc... For others, its something more extreme.
Basically, as humans we only have 2 choices in life, just give up altogether and live a life of constant and pure misery... or search out some BS cult, until you find one that gives you a false sense of meaning & purpose.