Dr. Margaret Singer Ph.D.|
Quotes Allen Tate Wood
In her ground breaking article "Coming Out of the Cults" published in Psychology Today, January 1979
U.C. Berkeley psychologist Dr. Margaret Singer quotes from an article written by Allen Tate Wood entitled "My Four and A Half Years with The Lord of The Flies". Allen's article was first published in the Princeton Spectrum , Princeton N.J. 1977.
You will find Dr. Singer's quote toward the end of her article. It reads:
"They get you to believing that they alone know how to save the world," recalled one member. "You think you are in the vanguard of history . . . You have been called out of the anonymous masses to assist the messiah . . . As the chosen, you are above the law . . . They have arrived at the humbling and exalting conclusion that they are more valuable to God, to history, and to the future than other people are."
The actual text from "My Four and a Half Years with The Lord of the Flies" reads:
Unification Church doctrine states that those who follow Moon are the chosen. In that light they see themselves not so much as the servants of mankind, but rather as the architects of history. Men who have been called out of the anonymous masses to assist the messiah in laying the groundwork for the millennium. They believe that as the chosen they are above the law. Like Raskolnikov in Dostoievski's Crime and Punishment, they have arrived at the humbling and exalting conclusion that they are more valuable to God, to history and to the future than other people.
A. T. Wood