Yes, Twitch also had an addiction to lying while Eckists have a New
Age addiction to believe anything of a "neo-Ancient"
fictitious "spiritual" source that places them at the head of the
I enjoyed taking the GF test which proved to me that a healthy
skepticism leads to greater awareness. The answers and explainations
were very interesting. Here's a site that people might enjoy as well.
Pretujari's post about telling people what they want to hear is one
keen way to get people to believe in crap. I have been reading posts
on Oprah's Message Boards about James Frey's book "A Million Little
Pieces." As you recall, the book contains many lies told as truth--
it's classified as a memoir. Millions of copies have been sold,
because its story about drug addiction and recovery interests many
people today. Oprah, after reading the book, put it on her Book Club
Selection list which bolstered its sales and readership
dramatically. When it was revealed that the book was full of
fabrications, Oprah's first response was so what, it helps people--
it gives them hope. But then she re-thought this and realized that
truth is more important than even little lies, so she pulled away
her support and did a final interview of Mr. Frey in which she, in
essence, raked him over the coals for duping her and everyone. Many
of her viewers and supporters of Mr. Frey have been outraged by the
way Oprah treated Frey, and are posting all kinds of messages on her
Message Board. There are also, of course, those who support Oprah's
position. But what is interesting to me is how "truth" does not seem
so important to many people as long as the lies and deceptions make
them feel good and give them hope (Frey's supporters)--we hear this
also from eckists who do not want to face the truths about the lies
and deceptions in eckankar.
Anyway, on a.r.e someone posted the following link at New Target
Network which will test one's gullibility factor. It is a fun little
test, and since we former members of the e-cult feel that we have
been duped and admit our gullibility in that instance, I thought
everyone here might like to try this test too!
After we take the test, maybe we can share how we did! LOL! Have fun!