circus watcher wrote:
My inarticulate gut tells me it has something to do with self hatred, the PH hate themselves and want to make women hate themselves too. Also, the PH can't have the relationships with women that they want, something that might meet their needs, so no one can.
How did the organization get where it is today? The ingredients of their doctrine came from a thirty something year old man who claims god commanded him to marry a fourteen year old, two sixteen year old's and women who were already married. The leader of the cult that came after wasn't any better. These men, and a few others, produced the core doctrine which is still the basis for most everything that's still going on today.
When you place many rancid, rotting hunks of animal flesh in a large pot, the soup will be forever doomed.
I'm convinced the top leadership of the organization fit primarily in two categories:
#1 - they know they are faking it, they realize they have no special powers - although many in this category appear to enjoy the power and prestige accompanying their elevated status and they realize they're boxed in
#2 - the childhood and lifelong indoctrination is seemingly tattooed on their brains with permanence - they still believe they really are god-inspired because the concept of reality, or anything contrary to what they've been told is "true" is too painful, scary or impossible for their distorted, otherwise rational thinking capabilities, to grasp.