Cults Today

Leah Remini is doing an amazing job of exposing the horrors of Scientology. I am going to speak planing here. We here in Northern California will never forget The People’s Temple and it’s aftermath. More the 900 people dead because of a psychopathic cult leader. Sadly there are far still too many cults in the US. A few of them have even become nearly main stream religions.

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Here in Mendocino County we have a number of cults – some of which are hidden from society. And there is no legal agency dedicated to make sure they are not hurting anyone. They are living in the hills and hiding among the homeless and mentally ill.

Scientology is a cult. So are Jehovah’s Witnesses. And there is another one I will not mention. Any religious group that demands complete devotion, teaches people about truly unrealistic and bizarre things, has people wear "special underwear", tells people they have their own planets, teach that medicine is the work of the devil, and demand that family members separate from each other if a member disagrees with their teachings is absolutely a cult.

I have meet far too many people that have been seriously harmed by these groups. I will never forgetting spending a week in a hospital with the leader of the anti-Jehovah’s Witness movement. What was done to her was horrendous.

And thinks about this. ISIS is a cult. So is Al-Qaeda. They demand the same loyalty as Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses. And they believe in many of the same things as Jehovah’s Witnesses.

It’s only once you start thinking about what it means to be a cult that you start to understand how cults exist. People have to stop blindly following each other. It is okay to question authority. And it is okay to say that something sounds completely crazy.

Something more has to be done to combat cults in the United States. I’m not sure what that is. But there at least there needs to be a discussion about it. This would also include the current "Cult of Trump".