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Offline SocialTransparency

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I Used to Be in a Cult
« on: September 27, 2013, 18:06 »
and Here's What It Did to My Brain.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-benscoter/extremist-brain_b_3998314.html

Just posting a link to an interesting article. Fortunately,I have NEVER been in a "Cult". :D ::)

Offline Mary_McConnell

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Re: I Used to Be in a Cult
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 20:46 »
This is very good! Thanks for sharing  :)
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Re: I Used to Be in a Cult
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 22:50 »
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Extremist leaders are addicts. Addiction is a powerful force. The addiction to power and/or money can affect the brain much like other types of addiction. The overwhelming desire to feed any form of addiction can eventually lead to a type of psychopathy. In the most dangerous circumstances charismatic leaders, under the influence of their addiction, can make a powerful and potentially deadly discovery. They can discover, and put into action, a set of manipulative tactics that prey on vulnerable segments of society.

Sound familiar?

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Offline Mary_McConnell

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Re: I Used to Be in a Cult
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 00:44 »
I posted a link to this article in the SPs 'r' US group and look at what Garry Scarff aka smurf write!

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Garry Scarff

I know Diane Benscoter, personally. While in OSA & keeping tabs on the Oregon affiliate of the Cult Awareness Network, I reported her to the police & got her arrested & jailed. Just another example of my deluded past with the cult.
http://holysmoke.org/cos/docs/garry-scarff-deposition2.txt

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325785144156523/permalink/529286187139750/
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