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Obeying the Puppet Master

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Questioning authority is not something that cults generally endorse.

Rather, they’d have you obey the puppet master … and if you don’t, you’ll be shunned.

Many cult-like religious groups perceive any disagreement with their teachings or leadership as being divisive, or even having a “demonic” influence.   They use shunning as an effective means of ensuring all church members’ absolute submission to church leadership. Some use the so-called “Moses Principle” as a justification to shun any dissenters.

World Cult Watch, a weekly program that airs every Sunday night, is intended to not only offer news and information about cults, but to provide a forum where cult survivors — and those wanting to leave — have a chance to talk and receive emotional support. Bob runs the “World Cult Watch” website, offering insight and hard-hitting stories about the teachings of various abusive and authoritarian cults. In his show and website, Rob also offers comfort for ex-cult members struggling with the guilt, grief, anger and other emotions associated with spiritual abuse.

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