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Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
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Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
Hello everyone,

I'm working on a report to help all the followers of the Trump cult that swept the nation. I feel really bad for these people because I know personally that understanding that you were being lied to because you were stupid enough to not do any extra research and you got nothing in the end other than the experience of being duped by a cult.

And no one wants to believe they were duped, they want to find a scapegoat. But the problem I found when trying to reach out to my ex jw mates was that they wanted to hate the doctrine that I still loved and wouldn't accept me unless I took a firm stance. So I did
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#2
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
Thinking is hard, it's best to you let others do it for you.
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#3
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
Good luck with your report.  I suspect it won't accomplish much.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
A report exists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump

You'll need to convince them to actually read it, then accept what they read.
I don't have an anger problem, I have an idiot problem




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Good grief - scanning through that Wikipedia article - his father was Frederick Christ Trump????
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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(December 8, 2020 at 9:28 am)arewethereyet Wrote: Good grief - scanning through that Wikipedia article - his father was Frederick Christ Trump????

That explains Trumpster devotion.
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#7
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Please tell me Barron's middle name isn't Von.
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#8
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One of the vulnerabilities people have to falling for cults is thinking they're too smart to fall for a cult. It's skepticism and fact-checking that keep cults from sinking their hooks into you, not IQ.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
I recently saw an article about this, but it's the usual stuff, here are some parts:

For 100 years, strongmen leaders like Trump have found favor at moments of transition, when traditional parties and political systems no longer seem adequate and progress toward racial and gender equality, even if limited, leaves many unsettled.

Often coming from outside politics, these figures forge whatever alliances are necessary to get to power and stay there. Their amoral and opportunistic attitudes explain why they end up with an improbable mix of supporters, with religious authorities, criminals, business elites and homemakers prominent in their bases. Personality cults help the strongman be whatever his followers need him to be at that moment.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/20...ality-cult
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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(December 8, 2020 at 5:27 am)Won2blv Wrote: Hello everyone,

I'm working on a report to help all the followers of the Trump cult that swept the nation. I feel really bad for these people because I know personally that understanding that you were being lied to because you were stupid enough to not do any extra research and you got nothing in the end other than the experience of being duped by a cult.

And no one wants to believe they were duped, they want to find a scapegoat. But the problem I found when trying to reach out to my ex jw mates was that they wanted to hate the doctrine that I still loved and wouldn't accept me unless I took a firm stance. So I did

JW is a cult according to christian theology.
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