Tag Archive | cult of personality

My Pastor Can Beat Up Your Pastor: Alpha Dogs and the Cult of Christian Personality

Let me introduce you to four men who want to lead you to God. Leandro Leandro stood big and rangy in the hallway, a couple inches over six feet with sweet tats, huge biceps, and slicked-back hair. Because of this, I and the guys around me nodded when he said, “Hey, let’s make our own […]

Eight Ways to Identify Religious Brainwashing: Mystical Manipulation (Part 2 of 8)

This is the second in an eight-part series on how to identify brainwashing in a destructive group or cult. It is based off of Dr. Robert Jay Lifton’s “Eight-Point Model of Thought Reform” and borrows from several other authorities on the topic of religious mind-control.* You can see the first post here. 1.) Part One: […]