By Colleen Johnston
One can hardly turn on a television without getting bombarded with aliens, UFO’s or the high strangeness of the paranormal realm. A Roper poll released in 1999 states that twenty-five percent of the population would be able to handle alien spaceships landing on their front lawn. Another informal poll claimed that sixty percent of the population believes in intelligent extraterrestrial life. Other polls have been conducted that support a majority of people had had some type of unusual experience that defied logical explanation. Obviously these astonishing events are undeniably occurring throughout the world that cannot be swept under the carpet any more. Incidents are being captured on camcorders and being reported by 100s of people daily. No wonder the media has jumped on the bandwagon to promote it.
We live in a time of paradox, many theologians agree we are slipping deeper into in the midst of planetary upheaval with worldwide political destabilization. Signs that seem to indicate we are entering a time of apocalyptic prophecy while others live completely oblivious to what’s happening, anesthetized by material pursuits. Many false revelators are currently cashing in who proclaim to have the answers behind these exceptional events. The list includes those who lead charismatic UFO, self styled Christian or new age cult groups.
With increasing numbers of regular people experiencing paranormal phenomena on an up close and personal basis, it’s becoming easier for cult groups to intercede. Someone gets involved because they are at a loss for what’s happening and are looking for clarification; often coming up empty handed after searching traditional routes. Sequentially, experiencers turn to UFO/Christian/ new age blended groups trying to make sense out of it all. These pseudo-Christian congregations are extremely dangerous, because they will provide feasible explanations often combined with traditional Christian doctrines. The groups are ingenious in their presentation and are very skilled manipulators of the human psyche. Once a person relates to the cults infrastructure, it is almost guaranteed they will get indoctrinated.
Don’t chuckle, if conditions are favorable and you experienced an unexplainable event repeatedly you could end up being targeted. There are key elements that cult groups look for in a person’s overall persona that can play a major roll in cult recruitment. They often look for people who are searching for answers to help them understand a traumatic or anomalous event in which they have no answers. A divorce, family crisis, UFO sightings possible alien abduction experiences or other extraordinary events leave a person bewildered and in a defenseless state of mind.
Other circumstances include single parents who are having difficulty raising their children. People that have little or no family contact who have a low self-esteem, or place others before their own needs. Those who have difficulty in saying no to anything even when they want to.
Cult leaders look for positive attributes as well. Anyone who is open minded, inquisitive, creative or who are unsure and searching in his or her belief about God. People who donate time, energy or money to humanitarian projects or people who are very enthusiastic in their belief in God, Jesus Christ, or alien life forms. Cult leaders are on the lookout for anyone who fits the above criteria, regardless of gender, race, education, religious affiliation or social standing. It happens to thousands of people a year that seriously believe they were too intelligent to get involved, Think it can’t happen? Think again!