Episode 161 — Cults
Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:05 PM
Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:13 PM
Good episode. Kyle was smart not to take Aaron's leg-wrestling challenge. Those calves wouldn't have stood a chance.
Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:59 PM
Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:11 AM
- College is not banned outright but it is looked upon as an unwise, dangerous and "worldly" choice, one that a truly spiritual person would probably not make.
- You can totes say totes. Maybe she was just joking about that. However, swearing, dirty jokes, gossip and angry speech are all no-no's.
I feel like Leslie missed the chance to really address why Jehovah's Witnesses (and many other similar religions/sects) are technically a cult. Common thread characteristics of cults include Us-Vs-Them Mentality, Suppression of Questioning/Doubt, Behavioral Control by Leadership, Use of Shame and Guilt as Control Tactics, Isolation from Non-Member Friends and Family, Preoccupation with Recruiting New Members, Leadership Not Accountable to Any Authorities. With those criteria, the Catholic Church, Scientology, Mary Kay and Costco could all be considered cults. The commonly held definition of cult is heavy handed. I would call Jehovah's Witnesses a High Control Apocalyptic Christian Sect.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:50 AM
Definitely disagree with this. She played along with everything. She armwreslted Aaron with no hesitation.