Note the emphasis on meditation if you look cult by cult (this is in the BITE model).
It switches off critical thinking.
Trust nobody who touts meditation, it’s a trance state.
Confession is also unholy, it’s blasphemy to think man can forgive your sins.
Prayer is silent because God won’t blackmail you.
It’s bizarre how many cult tactics remind me of state schooling.
Replace group/leader with curriculum.
BTW, they recently started encouraging meditation.
Some places push hypnosis.
Plenty of things you learn at school are blatant lies.
There are obvious political biases.*
You’re punished for knowing more than the teacher/priest.
*Then again, Guardian readers need to be told what to think, so it’s the blind leading the blind.
If prevented from reading it, they’d have no opinion.