When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing. They believe in anything.
There’s never been a better illustration of this than the Obama cult.
As Voltaire would fondly say, “If God did not exist, then it would be neccessary to invent him.” In other words, when people don’t believe in God, they pretty much religiously believe in something else, like Global Warming, or government, or political party, you name it. Dogma is what people have, better sincere belief for a loving understanding figure called God or Jesus Christ than for a cheap substitution.
From “The 48 Rules of Power” by Robert Greene
How to Create a cult in 5 easy steps:
1)Keep it vague; Keep it simple...your initial speeches on the one hand should promise something great and transformative and on the other total vagueness.
2)Emphasize the visual and sensual over the intellectual...surround yourself with luxury, dazzle your followers with visual splendor...this will keep them from seeing the ridiculousness of your ideas...
3) Structure the group...create rituals for your followers, organize them into a hierarchy...ask them for sacrifices...emphasize your groups quasi-religious nature...you are a sage...
4) Disguise your source of income.
5) Set up an us versus them dynamic...unified by a common bond of common goals...if you have no enemies, invent one.
Jim Jones comes to mind. YT has many interesting vids of his followers saying interesting things. Just like Obama zombies.