The Different Views on Life between Daoism and Destructive Cult

Weijia Zeng

Abstract


The meaning of life in the view of Daoism and destructive cult is absolutely different. Daoism believes that the life is invested by the dao, and the dao has the virtue to cherish life. Such notions are a truly manifestation of Daoist idea about cherishing life, and abominating death. However, destructive cults apotheosize their chief leaders and regard them as the supreme authority. The chief leaders either say they are God or that they alone can interpret the scriptures the way God intended. The extreme of the destructive cults usually emphasize eschatology and use mind control techniques to overcome the members’ critical thinking abilities and free will, so as to lead many suicide and killing.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n13p264

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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