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The Seven Signs You’re in a Cult

posted on June 18, 2014

“What started as a dorm-room prayer group had devolved into something much darker,” Boze Herrington writes at The Atlantic, describing his time in a college prayer community loosely affiliated with the evangelical International House of Prayer. The group’s zeal, nursed by a fellow student Tyler Deaton, intensified over the years, leading to Herrington’s dismissal from the group and eventually a friend’s death (allegedly murdered by another member). “It seems to me that our community was not exceptional, given the high-intensity spiritual environment we were part of,” Herrington writes. “Tyler was not an isolated individual, but the product of a phenomenally twisted system.”

Read at The Atlantic