Quote:I suppose they should have thought about what would happen if their Prophet miscalculated.....I mean, how stupid can you get to quit a job or throw away your life savings. I for one try to cover my arse for the 'just in case' scenarios!
These groups involve an awful lot of cult psychology and they are very good at manipulating people. There have been a lot of studies made on such things and the conclusions is they all use similar psychological tactics and they all are very, very successful at brainwashing people - PLUS - they are able to brainwash almost anyone - the person doesn't have to be 'dumb' or 'gullible', or 'crazy', even. It may seem really nuts to an outsider but these groups are so skilled at what they do that I am never surprised that people fall for this stuff.
I don't think these 'Believer Cults' really involve having a Plan B. Just like they tell you not to read anything other than what they publish or you will 'get confused'. By the time they get to that stage of the brain washing, the person is so well 'prepared' that he says, 'well, YEAH! You're right!'