Why do people follow occults/cults?

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Why do people follow occults/cults?

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Post by Poetic_Soul » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:20 pm

What is the real reason why people follow an occult/cult? Is it tradition, culture or a need to feel wanted and not out of place?

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Post by Deborah » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:21 pm

it's the need to be part of a community or family, but they look for community or family in the wrong places.

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Post by Poetic_Soul » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:24 pm

It must feel lonely to still have that emptyness inside of you. Having a relationship with religion that only cares about the numbers instead of a relationship with God that only cares about the heart.

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Post by Deborah » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:30 pm

lonely people are easy to suck in. If you give them attention you can make them do almost anything and beleive anything

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Post by Poetic_Soul » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:35 pm

I should talk, I have to admit that I got sucked into one. They portrayed that they were holy ghost, sanctified, born again, baptized by fire christians. I was stationed in Chicago and Virginia. They had a church in every major naval ports. They believed that you had to be baptized in order to be saved. If not;...destination Hell. After much conviction, I finally left.....praise be to GOD.

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Post by AttentionKMartShoppers » Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:30 pm

I think some people like to be rebellious, so they might join because they know cults are seen in a negative way. That's like cutting your nose off to spite your face but anyways. Should Masons be considered as belonging in a cult? They have the same stuff as fellowship and all, and my teacher said a deacon at her church used to be one until he realized he was taking the place of Jesus, because Masons are supposed to be the light or something.

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Post by voicingmaster » Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:27 pm

AttentionKMartShoppers wrote:Should Masons be considered as belonging in a cult? They have the same stuff as fellowship and all, and my teacher said a deacon at her church used to be one until he realized he was taking the place of Jesus, because Masons are supposed to be the light or something.
Masons as in freemasons? As in the Illuminati? That stuff is real? :shock:

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Re: Why do people follow occults/cults?

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Post by godslove39 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:24 pm

Poetic_Soul wrote:What is the real reason why people follow an occult/cult? Is it tradition, culture or a need to feel wanted and not out of place?
Why do you follow christianity? You put your faith in the bible, they put their faith in space ships or ghosts etc... Same basic concept. You here the message and either have faith in it or not. People are drawn to all sorts of religion because its an important part of life. Now please don't mistake this post for me comparing christianity to a cult because that is not what I meant. Just the same reasons of believe apply in both cases

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Post by Atticus Finch » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:37 pm

I could probaly start a cult. 8) I have the look for it and the same strange ideas.

People join cults for the exact same reasons they do anything in their lives. There's an inner motivation within them to progress toward things which they consider good for them personally. It's the root of selfishness and also the root of all human behavior.

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