I have seen a few videos about psychopathic cult leaders, and I read an article where someone said: Anyone could become a victim of a cult.
I immediately thought: not me.
I am cynical and skeptical and incredulous in the extreme. Even when I was young, it would have been next to impossible to make me believe a word of what any "prophet" says.
Only a simple fool joins in any cult movement or sect to start with, or to put it more clearly: only a fool joins in any religious movement to start with.
I say this only because I just happened to view one video about a psychopathic cult leader and his goofy, simple-minded followers.