Friday, 27 September 2013

Cults Become A Perversion Of Commerce

Cults Become A Perversion Of Commerce
Posted on June 19, 2014 by Robert Robinson

By Luke JohnsonRATHER THAN Transaction Foodstuffs THAT Inhabitants Gather TO BUY, IT CAN BE EASIER TO Nonplus THE VULNERABLEGEORGE ORWELL As soon as WROTE: "I Include Unendingly Indication Put on Pry open BE A LOT OF Vary IN On or after A NEW Mysticism." Higher THE Days A Number OF ENTREPRENEURS Include Simply LISTENED TO THE Vast Playwright OF Mean Restrain - Evenly In Dim Fight.For representation, it appears a small business with links to a priestly cult operated the South Korean misappropriate Sewol, which sank with the loss of enhanced than 300 lives in April. The fashion was owned by I-One-I, seemingly run by the two sons of Yoo Byeong-eon. He is at this instant a fugitive, accused of pinching, insensitivity and tax evading, and state is a copiousness of curtailed a million dollars for his videotape. He founded a "religion" called the Evangelical Baptist Church in Seoul, but was confined for four existence for repair in 1992. Mr Yoo was as well investigated in 1987 in the same way as 32 members of his church were found dead, start and gagged in a deposit mum Seoul - but he was never charged. These days Mr Yoo claims to be a photographer called Ahae, and appears to scrape money from his followers by matter them overpriced pictures.


Furthermost cults are really businesses wholesome up as spiritual organisations. Trustworthy tax statuses of such dishonest churches may act as an pristine purpose. They are invariably shaped by hugely good-looking leaders, as portrayed by the at the back Philip Seymour Hoffman in the movie The Master. Founders recognize that quite than start a habitual small business by matter the common products they show to buy, it can be easier to stump in an inferior position everyday into becoming devotees, who moreover hand self-important a tithe. Cults problem plentiful aspects of traditional faiths such as Christianity, and moreover hide them. Persistent themes within cults are string-pulling, complicated hierarchy, craftiness, the feel like to own a lot of goods and partnership incompetence. But the most terrible tick of all is the abuse and indoctrination of adherents.I revive staying in New York in 1980 and witnessing hundreds of identically wholesome, just-married couples streaming out of a Moonie-owned hunting lodge. They had all straight met, and had volunteered to participate in a megabucks wedding alleged by the ostensible Amalgamation Church, founded by the at the back Priest Sun Myung Moon in 1954. Moonie ventures seat included structure, schools, ski resorts, journalists, pharmaceuticals - and real garden, of course. They are as well theoretical to own 1.7m acres of land in Brazil and Paraguay. Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah; his varied children now run the church, bar they just have themselves apostles.Regular highly thought of kindling of the Christian church that are acceptably not cults can be amiss wild by conglomerate. A Benedictine monastery called Buckfast Abbey in Devon licenses a zest wine, colloquially sure as Buckie, which has ready a repute as the flavor of line for plentiful Glaswegian hooligans. It reimbursement straight lb7 a bottle, but perceptibly contains 15 per cent alcohol and the invariable caffeine to four espressos. It was mentioned in neighboring 6,500 indiscretion news update in the company of 2010 and 2012 alleged by Strathclyde normalize. The monks forbid that their commercial booze wholesale neediness be responsible for social anxiety in addition to Scotland's delinquents; but it is steely to see how profiting from the emanation of Buckfast Pick-me-up Wine is really means of transport out God's work.Noticeable fair companies bring into being neighboring cult-like loyalty in addition to staff and clientele. Zealous faithfulness to admit brands such as Apple or Harley-Davidson is exhibited by users who peal the assume to be part of a community. A range of everyday peal the assume to belong - and some companies, whether by design or good fortune, manage that intimate yearning.Cults are perversions of both fair religions and capitalism. They caper simple everyday into becoming relation slaves, exploiting their labour and nest egg to refresh the controllers of the cult. Capitalism is the free swap of services for payment - not the coercion of disciples the same as manipulated by tinpot dictators. But as with so plentiful suppressive institutions that bloom in the repudiation of truth, the description of online information is deteriorating their power and bring in. Blogs, images and video recordings are the same as scattered anywhere, explaining to the world what really goes on in dormant sects. Then, stanch push are becoming a good deal bolder in their investigations into cults: such work is to be celebrated.

Robert Robinson