Think About Common Factors in Cults,
Churches, Blind Faiths ...

(Top Posts - Distance From Belief
in theism - 071100)

... when you read the following story:
Deprogramming the faithful ...

Tuesday, 11 July, 2000, 13:25 GMT 14:25 UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_828000/828506.stm

Excerpt: "Definition of a cult:

Uses psychological coercion to recruit, indoctrinate
and retain members

Forms an elitist society

Self-appointed leader who is messianic, dogmatic
and unaccountable

'End justifies the means' approach to recruitment
and fundraising

Members do not share in wealth"