Is the Trump presidency a religious cult?

Off subject, but not. This whole Trump phenomena has me stumped. The narcissism and gaslighting makes me feel it all over again. Wicked deception. Lying. Self-aggrandizing.

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a narcissist

A narcissist uses their religious belief to manipulate, control and dominate you through fear. They systematically take the life out of your faith and replace themselves in the center.

It doesn’t matter the religion. Major organizations such as Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish or even minor sects such as Mormon, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, or Rastafari can be used. Even those who do not profess a belief in God such as Atheistic, Agnostic, or Satanism can be included.

It is not the type of belief but rather how the faith is used that makes it abusive.

Christine Hammond MS, LMHC

https://pro.psychcentral.com/exhausted-woman/author/christineh/

‘Army of God’ Cult Leader Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Kids | PEOPLE.com

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Deborah Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps’ sentenced for child abuse – CBS News

—>Source: Deborah Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps sentenced for child abuse – CBS News

‘Aggressive Christianity’ cult leader sentenced

Screen Shot 2018-09-27 at 2.41.36 PMDeborah Green told M.G she was cursed because she came from Africa, and she used her as a child slave. During mealtimes M.G. sat alone on the floor in the corner of the communal dining area, and Deborah would give her a bowl of leftover, sometimes rotting food, and she’d make her eat it within 5 minutes, and after 5 minutes she’d take the food away. If. M.G. vomited while eating, Deborah made her eat that too.

Sexually Deborah abused her, putting her finger and objects up her vagina. M.G. asked her, “why are you doing this to me,” and Deborah’s reply was, “It’s not me doing it, it’s god!”

“A weaker person would not have survived,” Judge James Sanchez told M.G.. “That means you can continue on being strong.”

Screen Shot 2018-09-28 at 8.40.04 AMDeborah Green after sentencing. Where’s her god now? Not the mighty woman of God after all.

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Deborah Green on cults

Even as far back as the mid eighties Jim and Deborah scared us with talks of “persecution,” and future armed government raids. This is the world she created. Jim too, he fed into it, but Deborah, or Lila as I knew her in the 70’s and 80’s, is the darkly crazy one, the one who thinks she gets her prophesies of hate and gloom and doom from God.

4 Warning Signs You’re Being Gas-Lighted

Good article. (I only post articles I think are really good!)

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the psychology of the cult experience – The New York Times

”In some respects the destructive effects of cult conversions amount to a new disease in an era of psychological manipulation.” Dr. John G. Clark Jr., professor of psychology at Harvard University Medical School.

—>Source: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CULT EXPERIENCE – The New York Times

When a Narcissist “Gets Religion,” You Get Screwed! | Narcissism Meets Normalcy

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Plato’s dream cave world

Screen Shot 2018-05-30 at 9.06.01 PM   Jon Kabat-Zinn