Guy wrote:[quote]." This is a new form of cult using the methodolgy of cult procedures, while seeking to avoid the segregating nature of religion...
Having the variety of differing church members participating and voicing support is supposed to give the perception that LEC is exempt from cultic properties. Matter of fact LEC wants you to go back to your church and bring in your pastor and the flock. Just think what kind of $$$ they'll bring in for the coffers.
Rookie is right on about motivating factors. LEC uses that knowledge of human motivation to garner revenue
The center staff of LEC is incredibly low paid. The work on salary and average somewhere around 70 hours per week.
We get so hooked on the mind virus that we forego reason.
Money was not the impelling influence for me to go to work for LEC and become an employee. I was making way more money than they would pay.
I thought it was about making a difference in the world.:rolleyes: Silly me. Once I got there though: It's numbers, numbers, numbers, etc... :D
We're led to believe that numbers=making a difference.
The only difference being made is what Werner is having for dinner on his yacht.
This is where the false nature of the monster rears it's ugly head. Money is the motivation for the company. Everything else is just more advertizing to generate more recruits and revenue.
The game is to get recruits to bring in revenue while they think they're saving the world(their family, friends, environment,etc...).
After you read "Influence (by Cialdini-Corboy)and those other books mentioned you will get a clear picture of the dynamics involved.
As to your other question, I became aware I was in a cult. GC4062 may concur with his his own experience.
It is not the cult of a Branch Davidian nature.
There is no written dogma to follow. It is all spoken.
We did not hole up in a compound fighting off the ATF. We did spend enormous amounts of time at the centers fighting off "resignation and cynicism
That was one of the "battle-cries".
"Standing for a world
...blah, blah, blah..." was another rallying call to arms.
Dissent is excoriated. Critical thinking is reduced to "cynicism
" and expelled.
This is a new form of cult using the methodolgy of cult procedures, while seeking to avoid the segregating nature of religion.
Having the variety of differing church members participating and voicing support is supposed to give the perception that LEC is exempt from cultic properties.
All it really shows is that we were craftier in our methods in garnering revenues. "You can be one of them and still be one of us." Matter of fact LEC wants you to go back to your church and bring in your pastor and the flock. Just think what kind of $$$ they'll bring in for the coffers.:D:D:D
LEC attempts to master the perception of itself. Inside of it's own philosophy is that you can mold other peoples perception of you to your benefit. All you have to do is read any of their propaganda with some critical thinking applied to see their attempt to position themselves as a credible venue.
If you can get people to think that you are credible, you've won the battle for their minds.
There is no credibility to their company.
Training is a joke.
The only credentials you need to become a Forum Leader is producing numbers=recruits=revenue.
and from a person who led Introductions: