It's not a Cult, or is it πŸ‘» IAAC #24

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It's not a cult! Is probably exactly what someone in a cult would say. but let's talk about cults today, because why not. You don't have to be high or intoxicated to have random thoughts. Although it does help.

In modern English, a cult is a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or by its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal.


That's the definition of a cult according to Wikipedia. Usually we only think of the religious kind, but it seems the term has a much broader perspective. I always like to refer to political parties as major cults. Masses brainwashed to do the bidding of their political leader without any question or a single objective bone in there body.


So what does this definition mean exactly for other social groups? Is Hive a cult? Is the #IAmAliveChallenge Community a cult? They seem to fit the description, don't they. In some sense they are. The term "cult classic" exists for a reason. Although not all cults are harmful in nature. I believe the difference lies in the ability of the majority of the group to be objectively critical and their value of the importance of free will. As long as you can question everything or walk away at any time, without any physical, mental or social repercussions, it's all good.

What do you think?



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Ha ha , thats exact;y what we are, although the conotation that history has implied is one of brainwashingand the perception of freewill to do the bidding of the leader :)

But then the conotations implied by the word propoganda have been negative as well, yet that is excatly what Advertising is



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Not worried at all. I'm pretty sure @flaxz won't eventually force us to drown ourselves as sacrifices to appease the Alive gods as an update to the challenge.

Agreed on propaganda. Although one could make the same argument for a Ponzi scheme versus social or political hierarchy. πŸ˜‚

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Yep love it...According to the CULT of Wikipedia...you forgot about that global cult...I don't so much think that the IAACC is a cult as much as the #Hiveisalive cult is a cult...πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… But atleast it's a cult that pays the poor rather than asking the poor to money in the tin every sunday....

And could you walk away from the hive? I've only been here for 96 days now and I don't know if I could. I mean I've even thought about having nights off when I really REALLY don't want to get on, but I can't even do that....😱

Love the cartoon. I'd be one of the followers for sure....πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ˜ Yep definitely!

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There's a cult following in every part of the world, if you look hard enough.

Walking away in terms of not being is active, when you reach a certain amount of HP can be a possibility. Especially if earnings from dividends from curation and other investments are enough. This seems to be the case on Hive too, as the most active people here are minnows and dolphins.

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Yeah true enough I guess....

I don't think that I'll ever walk away from it cause I can just see too many beneficial purposes in here for my and all of my business streams....I may have to slow down on it a bit sometimes to put the time towards getting other things done- so then I can add them to this, but who knows what's going to happen we we all go back to work- haaa and who knows even when that's going to happen....

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That's kind of what I meant, but you described it better. "Walking away" in terms of slowing down to allocate time elsewhere.

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LOL just read your interaction with @russellstockley as well as the post, and no sacrifices here, you can't be Alive if sacrificed, all bows accepted LMAO.

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The almighty one has spoken! πŸ˜‚
Thank you exalted one. Thy tip be done, on Hive as it is in the blockchain.

Lol, good to know the sacrifices will be kept to a minimum (zero). As a community we can't really afford the media scrutiny right now.

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