Local Cult Shares 150 Weird Rules With Guy They Aim to Indoctrinate and People Are Shook | “No Air Guitar Allowed?”
Every time we hear about cults, we automatically start thinking about evil hooded figures who just want to increase their numbers and spread some satanic agenda, but those are the ones in fiction. In reality, there are countless cults across the world who operate rather mysteriously. While some cults try to keep their activities secret, others are pretty straightforward when it comes to preaching their beliefs and thoughts. These cults just might do anything to increase the number of members in their community, including handing out a set of rules you need to follow in order to join them.
Twitter user @DegenDilly shared an interesting post on the platform, claiming that a cult has apparently tried to indoctrinate his friend who was volunteering at a soup kitchen. The strict and oddly specific list of requirements printed out on some sheet of paper was handed to the said friend. It included an extensive list of dos and don’ts and netizens found it downright hilarious. Receiving over 2.7 million views, the video went viral on the platform and was retweeted over 2.6K times. Loads of people expressed their views and poked fun at the whole situation.
The local cult attempted to indoctrinate my friend today while he was volunteering at a soup kitchen with them pic.twitter.com/V4shcJh3OS— 𝒟𝒾𝓁𝓁𝓎💤 (@DegenDilly) April 29, 2023
The instructions handed to the person they were trying to include in their cult were pretty weird from the point of view of a regular person. It barred members of the cult from doing almost anything using free will and they are supposed to listen to the words of a person called Jane. One can't even play air guitar if they wish to! On top of that, the members are not even allowed to read newspapers, magazines or watch TV. This is generally a way in which cults manage to cut off their followers from the rest of the world and society.
Are you sure these aren’t Airbnb instructions?— HSI.TV 🎥 🎹 (@HSI_TV) April 30, 2023
I can’t believe anyone would bring their child but it’s obviously not surprising at all.— Molly Smash (@deltaasherhill) May 1, 2023
Netizens discovered the said cult's website as well and shared a video from the site while others jokingly wondered if it is an Airbnb manual. The cult mentioned by the Twitter user is Word of Faith Fellowship and according to their site, Pastor Sam and Jane Whaley founded the "organization" back in 1979 and it's based in North Carolina. According to Research Gate, the term “cult” has been used since the early 20th century and is often used to describe a religious movement of some sort, teachings of which might seem bizarre or even dangerous for people outside the group.
No Air Guitar allowed?— Turbohand (@turbohand) April 30, 2023
Where do I sign up?
Can we replace Karen with Jane now?— Bitfinex’ed 🔥🐧 Κασσάνδρα 🏺 (@Bitfinexed) April 30, 2023
The dos are already culty enough, but the don'ts are nothing short of breathtaking...and not in a good way.— Adamas Nemesis (@AdamasNemesis) April 30, 2023
Word of Faith?— Chris Stryker (@Bandit__Streams) May 1, 2023
With Jane giving the approval of everything they missed the opportunity to name it The Diary of Jane
We are not certain if this particular cult is dangerous or not, but they do share some of the characteristics with other known cults, for example, authoritarian control, extremist beliefs, isolation from society and veneration of a single individual. Cult leaders are usually persuasive and charismatic as well. We hope the person who was offered the chance to join the "fellowship" has respectfully declined the offer so they can continue to stay connected to society and play air guitars in peace.