Don't be a puppet
Date: March 05, 2004 02:38PM
It seems to me, that humans have ancient, biological tendencies to exist within a Dominance Hierarchy, like many other primates.
They also have the tendency to submit to the leader/father of their "tribe" and let the Alpha do the thinking for them.
There are very deep biological and evolutionary roots to all of this, in my view.
Unfortunately, i see no easy answers to the problem of cults.
Frankly, i see it getting much worse, as the technologies are much more widely known now, and the world is more confusing and overwhelming.