> I don't see where the "intelligent" quote comes
> from except Corboy's
When we are in crisis, we are in disarray.
> No matter how street smart and intelligent we are,
> depression, bereavement, leaving home, will leave
> us painfully confused.
> which I think is fair. I think general consensus
> is a certain degree of intelligence is required to
> be sucked in and trapped but, as Corboy writes, it
> happens at fairly well established moments of
Yes for this quote, thank goodness for the ability of discernment.
Recently I considered too that along with what corboy says may be the determiner that many of us do not perceive ourselves as unteachable at some point, where as some cult group leaders may (at least on an inner level) perceive themselves as all knowing nothing left to learn. I am still in the middle of confirming this one for myself though through research. Cult leaders do seem to use the fact that others are dedicated to self growth, or knowledge and prey on this. You highlight it more to me in your mention of the albeit incorrect use of the word “university’ by BKs to establish themselves at one point.
I like that you raise how it is not beneficial to simply share nonsense about cults, it is just as bad as spreading of rumours to discredit someone or something because it, or they, are seen as a threat or out of the rumour spreaders control. Facts over fiction any day.
There is a saying along the lines isn’t there? That when someone can not control someone the last resort is false rumours.. whilst the need of getting rid of cults is fully appreciated here there is definitely a way of going about it that you pinpoint well. I’ll remember it.