You are TOLD in no uncertain terms that you will not be able to proceed any further in the business until you take religious tutoring and accept Christ into your life.
What is a “locked in” level? …
It is one of the first or second levels of “leadership.” Enough to ensure that you have done plenty of work and have a fair bit to lose if you fall out of favour with the UPLINE.
You are summoned to a meeting where several big-pins will “counsel” you on your perceived heathen ideologies – but you are not informed of the subject matter BEFORE you enter the room. The devil is talked about and you are made to feel as though you side with Beelzebub – even if it is patently untrue.
Many big-pins will also single you out with glassy eyed stares when they make comments from the stage concerning such matters. Some minions might even make a casual glance in a certain person’s direction when the pressure is on for that person to “come to the front” and accept Christ into their life.
Another technique that the big-pins use is to quote passages from the Bible on stage – particularly when they are about to make changes to the system that favors THEM with even greater profits (ie changing the bonus structures).
The point I make is that perceived non-believers were made to feel inadequate and “unwholesome.” Mind you, the king-pins still accepted manna from the great unwashed swirling masses. That was NEVER an issue.
So, what happens when reality does not meet expectation…
What happens when an opportunity is presented as one thing then, when a critical mass is achieved, it is switched to something else, particularly if that “something else” happens to benefit the king-pin or big-pins? This is classic BAIT and SWITCH.
In other words the masses are sold on an idea then that idea is manipulated into something completely different to suit the organizer or organizers.
Also, what happens when people who have been blindly following a leader on pure faith and that leader lets them down? How does one handle the feeling of being duped? Betrayed?
Sometimes, a person who appeared to be a very charismatic “leader” turns out to be something far different from what he or she portrayed. How do we deal with that?
Referring back to my earlier comments on religion, why is it easier for false gods and prophets to use scripture to dupe people?
Remember the “Jonestown massacre” in 1978 where almost a 1000 people followed their “messiah” to death? How does it happen?
Why are people so gullible?
- (a) just go inactive and hope some other people will do all the work for you (a popular choice)?
- (b) quit on principle?
- (c) put up with being lied to and manipulated?
- (d) perpetrate the secrets to newcomers and treat them the same as you were treated?
- (e) become a lone wolf and tell people up-front all the bits that the big-pins want you to shut up about?
This is the dilemma that you will face in
“What have I got myself into?”
If you know somebody who is contemplating joining a