Manufacturing Belief - Cult Recruitment, Retainment, and Persuasion

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Ben Isserlis

Apr 5, 2011, 3:42:14 AM4/5/11
to Less Wrong - San Francisco
Hi all,

Here is the event I mentioned at the meeting tonight. I hope you can
make it!



Manufacturing Belief

The general public assumes that cult members must be either incredibly
stupid, or incredibly weak of mind, or both. In fact, cult members are
completely normal. The methods that cults use to recruit and retain
members are based on exploiting vulnerabilities in normal human
psychology. The only thing distinguishing a cult from any other form
of True Believerism is the incredible efficiency and ruthlessness with
which cults exploit these vulnerabilities. Our speaker will discuss
the techniques that cults employ to recruit, retain, and persuade...

WHEN: 7:30PM, Monday, April 11, 2011 (Talk starts at 8PM sharp)

WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San
Francisco, CA 94133
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