Thursday, 21 September 2006

When cults go wrong

There was a report today about a cult in Kenya that predicted the world would end on the 12th of September 2006. They all went down into their bunkers early last week and then popped their head out today, “Did we say nuclear war? No, no, no. You must have misunderstood. What we actually said was, the beginnings of the destruction of the earth would begin on the 12th and the world will end at some point. You must have misunderstood.”

I know about memes and the brainwashing that must have taken place but how do the followers buy into this? They've somehow been convinced that a highly improbable will occur and then when it doesn't happen, they somehow swallow a whole new pack of lies that contradicts the first lot.

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