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Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult
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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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Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by Won2blv - December 8, 2020 at 5:27 am
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by no one - December 8, 2020 at 5:28 am
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by brewer - December 8, 2020 at 9:19 am
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by Foxaire - December 8, 2020 at 10:01 am
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by Ranjr - December 8, 2020 at 10:09 am
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by Fake Messiah - December 9, 2020 at 10:11 pm
RE: Overcoming shame of being duped by a cult - by Angrboda - December 22, 2020 at 1:26 pm

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