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Keepers of the Scrolls

12/11/2017
Seek The Truth Blog

Keepers of the Scrolls:

One area in which cult members fall dramatically short is documentation. While many cult members own cult propaganda, very few take legitimate notes or collect solid evidence proving cult claims. Unlike followers of healthy groups, cult followers assume the propaganda has been fully documented and proven by leaders of the group. After awakening, cult members are shocked to learn that this type of effort is deemed "unnecessary" by cult leaders, and is not available to the following.

In healthy groups, good followers would never need ask for this type of documentation. Each member, in their own way, is a "keeper of the scrolls". Whether collecting it themselves or taking note where to find it, good followers are prepared to give an answer to any who might question. In most cases, they are aware of areas of interest critical to the group, and already have the answer. In other cases, they know exactly where to find it. They would never settle for pamphlets, books, and other media intended to advertise for the group; anyone can create an advertisement.

Some former cult members struggle with this, even after leaving their group. Having readily accepted advertising material as "documentation" for many years under cult influence, they often mistake propaganda as "evidence". For this reason, many are easily influenced by conspiracy theory advertisements or videos, and some are persuaded into other destructive cults. They make the same mistake other followers did while in the cult: they accept advertisements at face value without critically examining the claims being advertised.

Former members of a cult are at risk until they understand the difference. Anyone can make a claim, advertise it, and attract listeners. Listeners who do not display the attributes of a good follower will blindly accept the claim, risking their fate to the one making it. By carefully examining and confirming, they can protect themselves against harm.