Post Tagged with: "Thought Reform"

Persecution Complex: Proof Of The Lord’s Anointed Or Valid Criticism

0 on December 12, 2011, 12:17 AM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

Recently, a World Mission Society Church of God member named “ajumma” accused this site of persecuting the organization in a response to a recent article that outlines the WMSCOG’s previous failed doomsday predictions.  It is uncertain how presenting the facts documented in a court case is persecution but it is not the first time accusations such as these have been made in […]

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The Seige Mentality

The Seige Mentality

1 on November 11, 2011, 7:41 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

I recently came across an article written by a former Jehovah’s Witness where the author describes how the Watchtower Society uses a tactic known as the siege mentality to bond members closer together, demand extreme loyalty and devotion from its followers, and create an almost invincible barrier to opposition.  As I read the article, I could not ignore the similarities between what the author described in his […]

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“You Cannot Use Your Own Mind To Interpret The Bible”

“You Cannot Use Your Own Mind To Interpret The Bible”

1 on September 17, 2011, 3:45 AM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

In previous articles, we examined experts Robert J. Lifton and Steven Hassan’s destructive mind control group models, and found characteristics of both models present in our experience at the World Mission Society Church of God. In a book titled, “Twisted Scriptures” author Mary Alice Chrnalogar (former member of an abusive discipleship group) describes abusive churches often using “Anti-Intellect” teachings to disorient […]

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“Your Son Is A Man, You Have No Right To Take Him To The Doctor” – A Family Member’s Story

16 on September 8, 2011, 2:28 AM / in Former Member Testimony

This story comes to us from one of our friends whose son has been involved with the World Mission Society Church of God for over three years.  His drastic and sudden personality shift is not unlike the many other stories we hear about.  Our heart goes out to this mother who is persevering in her effort to win her son back. […]

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Contract For Membership In A Cultic Group Or Relationship

Contract For Membership In A Cultic Group Or Relationship

0 on August 31, 2011, 1:12 AM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

“Take Back Your Life” by Janja Lalich and Madeline Tobias (p. 26-27).  [Reprinted with permission from the author and publisher.] In the medical profession, ethical contracts ensure that patients have given “fully informed consent”.  That is, if a doctor fails to inform a patient about the risks, side effects, and options for treatment, the uninformed patient is entitled to sue […]

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Is The World Mission Society Church Of God A Cult? – Part 2 Lifton

Is The World Mission Society Church Of God A Cult? – Part 2 Lifton

0 on August 25, 2011, 10:58 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform
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In Part 1 of “Is The World Mission Society Church of God A Cult?”, we compared the World Mission Society Church Of God to Steve Hassan’s BITE Model in order to determine if the organization fits the definition of a cult.  We concluded that all of the components of Hassan’s BITE Model were present within the group.  But will the […]

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Steve Hassan Lectures On The Strategic Interaction Approach

Steve Hassan Lectures On The Strategic Interaction Approach

0 on August 18, 2011, 1:51 AM / in Resources
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A great lecture for family members struggling with a cult member.  An excellent guide on how to talk to cult members and make the most of every interaction. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw-oF-Z_I7U

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Mind Control Techniques In The Watchtower Society – Former Elder

Mind Control Techniques In The Watchtower Society – Former Elder

0 on August 18, 2011, 12:28 AM / in Resources

The lecturer is a former elder of the Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses).  He reviews Robert J. Lifton’s definition of destructive mind control tactics.  This lecture bears a striking resemblance to my experience in the World Mission Society Church of God.

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Margaret Singer’s 6 Conditions For Thought Reform

Margaret Singer’s 6 Conditions For Thought Reform

0 on August 17, 2011, 12:01 AM / in Resources

Margaret Singer describes the six conditions that exist in order for thought reform to exist.

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Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

0 on August 16, 2011, 1:15 AM / in Resources

Watch Dr. Robert J. Lifton speak on Destructive Cults:

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