“Seek and Ye Shall Find”: On Avoiding Cults

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions, to places they’ve never been.”  — Glennon Doyle

Leah Remini and Mike Rinder stay on the case of exposing the abuses and insanities of the Scientology cult.  Their dialogues, commentaries and interviews, leave me wondering what people are looking for when they become attracted to or seduced by cults.

Seeking is a natural part of our experience as human beings.  It seems we are meant to be curious about the fascinating world around us – and to look for ways to make our lives easier or more comfortable.  Life is a challenge!

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions, to places they’ve never been.”

— Glennon Doyle

Seeking is good – but I believe it goes wrong many times when we look to others for answers they don’t have.  Instead of responding with a simple, “I don’t know,” some choose to respond to our queries with answers that they believe (perhaps) to be true, or to simply make up fantastical things to fill the air or advance more sinister agendas.

My cousin E. J. Odom loves to post motivational quotes, and he posted one recently I want to share here:

“This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions, to places they’ve never been.”  — Glennon Doyle

For a good idea on how cults seduce and control their members, check out the podcast “Scientology:  Fair Game,” by Leah Remini and Mike Rinder.  — LMO

#AvoidCults

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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