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Why are some more susceptible to Cults than others?

  1. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    Why are some more susceptible to Cults than others?

    Could it be lack of Education or some other family trait?

  2. Sunny River profile image61
    Sunny Riverposted 5 years ago

    I would imagine it's a combination of things. Willpower, circumstances, emotional state, peer pressure, and ignorance (or lack of education) are all things that come to mind for me.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image61
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this comment I may do a Hub on it and your impressions are most appreciated.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Because some people are more gullible than others.

  4. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 5 years ago

    fear is one of the big reasons. these people are afraid of going through life on their own so they tend to go where there are others that make them feel safe. this is the main reason religion and cults work so well.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image61
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for the comment. I appreciate your insight into this topic.

  5. Sri T profile image79
    Sri Tposted 5 years ago

    Because a lot of Secret Societies offer spiritual knowledge that's hidden from the mass population. Mental states such as bliss, enlightenment, ending suffering and healing emotional disorders are offered. Gurus or Spiritual teachers provide a service that is unorthodox and an alternative to mainstream religion. The problem is, a utopian society is an impossibility. There will always be power trips and corruption. Although many have gained tremendous wisdom from ancient teachings and meditation methods.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image61
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was always told by my brother that I was gullible, yet my parents took us to this church until I was 21, and I am not sure of all of the reasons. Even after I got married they expected me to see the people and be kind to them.

 
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