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By intervening, the government should be able to prevent history from repeating itself. The government should observe whether there is any coercion in cults, or where cult leaders forced continuation of cult membership among members. Police had carried out raids in South Australia on Agape Ministries properties. Detective Superintendent Jeffery stated that they retrieved a large amount of ammunition and had possibly avoided another Waco situation Nason, In , independent senator Xenophon proposed that Australia enact an anti-cult legislation prohibiting mental manipulation Cardwell, Conclusion In conclusion, it is dangerous for individuals to be involved in cults.
Even though some may feel enlightened being within the cult as there is a sense of community, leaders often manipulate and exploit members without them realising it. As such, members are often affected psychologically and physically and are not aware of their own human rights to safety and security. Although cults generally exist in relative obscurity and do not often demonstrate visible clues to posing a danger to society, the government should take into account the past cults and how they harmed society.
Destructive incidents are difficult to anticipate and therefore authorities should carry out acts of deterrence to maintain public interest and ensure its safety and security. References Adults Surviving Child Abuse. Retrieved from Delphi Centre: delphicentre. Michigan Live. Lewis Ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
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International Cultic Studies Association, 7 2. Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse. Langone Ed. Like the young man David who picked up three stones and slung them at the giant, Goliath, Brenda Lee chose to pick up her pen to shatter the Watchtower's image, just as it tried to shatter hers.
OUT OF THE COCOON: A Young Woman's Courageous Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult
I applaud her courage, and her strength to discover the person she truly is - against all odds. Brenda also produces and edits an internationally distributed monthly newsletter to help former cult members take flight. Today she joyfully embraces every moment with her son and two dogs, relishing her life Out of the Cocoon. Log in or Create account. Cart 0. And I don't see it like that at all.
All families have there judgements of each other. The same way a family might shun a member who was smoking crack. Its for a good cause. Cheer up buddy.
Report abuse Sept. Margarett from Anytown says:. Don't blame the "recruiters. What Do They Believe? Report abuse Feb. Melba from California says:. A system of religious rites and observances. Zealous devotion to a person, ideal, or thing. That seems to me to apply to a lot of different religions.
Instead the word cult seems to denote something weird. We are devoted to God "Jehovah" and his son Jesus Christ. We do appose: immorality, drunkenness,adultery,deceit,murder, and do not associte socially with those that are practicers of these things.