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Re: Paradox is a good word for this topic

Posted by Perry on July 29, 2005 at 18:10:28

In Reply to: Re: Paradox is a good word for this topic posted by chain breaker on July 28, 2005 at 20:36:46:

"...the subject of domestic abuse which is the closest parallel to cult membership and in fact Berg and most cult leaders are much the same as manipulators of a smaller instance (domestic abuse atmosphere such as in "The Burning Bed) or a larger one as exists in a highly controlled cult."

The article on the murderer Wesson that I posted at the top of this board illustrates your point very well.

I've been attending a PTSD clinic since last year, and the psychiatrist and psychologist that are helping me work out certain issues regularly use the comparison to domestic abuse to help me understand some things about my cult self.