Posted by Sobriquet Style on August 4, 2006, at 18:14:24
In reply to Re: Are there similarities between Babble and a Cu, posted by notfred on August 4, 2006, at 16:10:43
>Dr Bob is being crtitizied right now. Nothing dramitic has happened.
I've not mentioned about anything dramatic happening?
>OK, so you are expelled from school cause you did something against the rules.
>So school is a cult.
Not exactly. A cult is authoritarian in its power structure. The leader is regarded as the supreme authority. He or she may delegate certain power to a few subordinates for the purpose of seeing that members adhere to the leader's wishes and roles. There is no appeal outside of his or her system to greater systems of justice. For example, if a school teacher feels unjustly treated by a principal, appeals can be made. In a cult, the leader claims to have the only and final ruling on all matters. - You will often find the deputies here use the exact same words when justifying a block, "Dr Bob has the final say on all administrative matters etc"
Does this mean babble is a cult? No. It means theres similarities. The grey area between black and white, do you follow?
Do cults exist? Yes. Would I join one? Not knowingly.
Could an online cult even exist purely online without outside influence? I doubt it. Do some groups whether online or in real life look like cults, without actually being one in reality? I'm sure its possible!