How People are Controlled
It is very hard to control someone who has no fear. However, if you can scare someone, then they are easily manipulated. Once scared they simply fall into anger. A speaker like this will resonate at the same emotional tone (fear and anger.) While acting this way, the speaker appears to be on the same page as the listeners, who then turn over their reasoning. Instead of thinking from their spiritual place, they think from their mundane realms. Instead of praying about it, they want to smack down the “bad people.”
It’s hard to tell someone in this state that they are acting contrary to their ideals. I have learned (even recently) that you have to let people work themselves out of this type of situation.
People will find all sorts of odd “evidence,” to back up a claim to their spiritual values mixed with the antithesis. This level of illogical thinking simply can not be discussed.
This Problem Repeats
Until a person learns to think for themselves and finds a truth that is eternal, this problem will continue. Look at past leaders, such as Jim Jones who led so many to knowingly commit mass-suicide.
I’ve heard that such failures were due to people not “tuned to God.” But really it’s the result of people who are tuned in to fear. The last message of Jim Jones (to his followers) was also one of fear. You can read the transcript of Jim Jones’ last sermon here: http://employees.oneonta.edu/downinll/mass_suicide.htm
Throughout the message he talks about people coming to “take their children,” and he reiterates this fear with, “…and we had better not have any of our children left when it’s over because they’ll parachute in here on us.”
People ask, “how could people kill their own children?” When people are led by fear, they are capable of horrible decisions.
I knew many Christians who thought those people were deluded and stupid. Yet in 2016, those same people made a similar divergence from their faith.
You see, the problem repeats and it will continue to repeat.