My Aunt Kay has been part of a cult called "Morning Land" for 15 years or so now, and it evidently makes her very happy to spend loads of her money going to weekly meetings and contributing to a lost cause. Sure she probably makes friends, and sure they probably boost her morale (she's 60 years old and morbidly obese)...but they are making her worse off in the long run ~ ruining her financially. And my fear is this: What if something extreme happens like what happened in San Diego (which is 20 miles from me) and the HEaven's Gate cult. They all committed suicide when the Hale Bop commet was shooting by the earth thinking they could "hitch a ride to heaven" ~ so they drank punch with arsenic or something in it....We've all heard of cults, they wear white sneakers and robes and probably have a religious leaders, sometimes castrate themselves. Each cult expresses theirself in different ways...I don't know enough about Morning Land but I fear for my Aunt.
Does anyone have any opinions or personal experiences with cults that they can relate?