Delphi technique? What is that?
The Delphi Technique was developed by the Rand Corporation for use by the Department of Defense as a psychological tool to control people. Dissenters are singled out, and dismissed or ridiculed to diminish their credibility. It is simply a psychological technique to "divide and conquer" and is used by churches, businesses, etc.
Tommy, you need to provide a link when you speak about these things, and this is something that we need to discuss on FR...only problem is that the majour religious people who DO talk about it aren't welcome on FR for some reason (now i wonder what that reason might be).
For the rest of you. The Delphi Technique was a tool developed by the Rand Corporation to determine important topics in the Factual domain. Social Scientists have began to use the technique in the affective domain in order to get the majourity of people to accept a Pre-determined outcome. It is an evil tool of manipulation when used in such a manner. This particular site describes how Warren et. al. use the technique to manipulate the congregation.
There is another term that has come into use recently for the same technique, it's founder, Dean Gotcher calls the method Diaprax.
While Diaprax/Delphi is usually found manifested in secular applications, it has fast spread to the churches as a tool of manipulation.