When is a cult?
How to move out of Cult status to respectability
I was going to write an article on this very topic. Until I saw this cartoon. So this is the shortest article here.
A few words, though, let me have a couple of lines. Mormonism is making this transition.
Here are some other hints on gaining respectability gleaned from observations of Mormons and other factions, sorry sects, sorry…
- Make sure one of your members get successful in the positive writing field – like Steven Covey.
- Don’t have outlandish opinions against the state – like the Open Brethren during WWI. They were silly enough to condone conscientious objection to the war. And never really got anywhere as a denomination.
- Recruit sports stars, or use them as a draw card. Promise Keepers know that trick.
- Better still, get in a rock star. They don’t need to change any aspect of their behaviour, apart from plane wrecking.