There was an article recently on the Guardian's site called "I was a Moonie cult leader" I think you would find it interesting because it discusses brain washing some. It just sort of came to my mind with your last post, thank you for sharing that story.hatefulatheist
That is very fascinating. Thanks for pointing it out. I really thought this particular thought was extremely poignant.
…people don’t knowingly join cults.
No, they don’t. And unfortunately, when generations of family members have been in a cult for years, it becomes exceeding more difficult to leave.