Tag: cults

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    Extrapolation Traps

    In early springtime, you see the fresh growth of leaves and weeds and grass. You think to yourself, “If it keeps up this way, by Independence Day the whole of earth will be puffed out in green suffocation.” But the first growth is the most rapid, and as higher leaves give shade, the lower growth…

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    The Line Between Advertising and Manipulation

    There shall be no compulsion in religion. — Quran, 2:256 There was always the question of what separates a cult from a religion. And the answer is fairly straightforward. It’s compulsion. Deceitfulness and isolation of members. Arm-twisting. The goal of the manipulator differs from the advertiser. The manipulator wants to suck you in, make you…

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    Cult Thinking and Terrorists

    Looking at some of the links between cultist thinking and terrorism.