Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Growing up in the '70s and '80s, cults were in the national conciousness a lot. There was coverage on various types of cults, clues to what indicated a cult, deprogramming, etc. One of the traits that I recall is a maniacal devotion to absurd behavior patterns, along with punishment of members for questioning the rules. Dymphna at the Gates of Vienna has an interesting post on one of the world's foremost cults here. Anal retentive doesn't even begin to sum it all up.