1. Everyone has some identity based or ideology based or confirmation bias based weakness.
2. Everyone also has sometimes certain hidden agenda, suspicious intentions and ulterior motives, lurking suspicions, simmering discontent etc.
3. While many elements of the former get revealed somehow most of the matters in the muddy pool of the later hardly ever surface.
4. This is unfortunately the greyest of the grey area of human psychology but there is nothing inherently wrong with either the former or later.
5. But I am, personally, not in for supporting or protecting or justifying any high profile head of any rich religious or cult outfit, irrespective of who or what religion he or she is.
6. If their preaching, well articulated philosophical perspectives are useful and worthy let us follow those ideas without necessary deifying or venerating or hero worshipping and wasting our time, money and energy as no soul with life has any necessity to lead a life like a parasite nor it need to operate haughtily devoid of any humility not to appreciate, accept, learn and profit from the ideas of more knowledgeable and enlightened souls.
7. Even for every seeker of spirituality there are certain methods which alone will work for a particular individual, for example: - for some it may be blindly following rituals; for some it may be service to others; for some it may be praying; for some it may be intellectual and rational scrutiny; for some firm faith; for some it is some other magic and so on.
8. So, to ask a person who logically and intellectually analyzes anything before he/she accepts it to follow rigorous rituals will never appeal to him/ her, leave alone enable him/her to attain any enhanced state of human life.
9. This is well explained in a 90 page booklet by Chinmaya Nanda titled
LOGIC OF SPIRITUALITY. pdf
10. This is because human beings can never shun passion, compassion and dispassion.
11. Unless there is passion there won't be that intense interested involvement to do anything; without compassion and reciprocation no one can perform anything for long in society be it within the family or office or society at large and without conscious development of dispassion one cannot move away or ahead from what one has been doing as it is and one will get struck with the redundancies of some routine.
12. Most cults ignite one's passion, publicize compassion and make one develop a selective dispassion towards everything else so that one would remain a loyal follower of the cult with its well decorated and ornamented cage of identity.
13. The cult leaders assiduously develop strategies which pander to these scheming.
Why people get obsessed with certain ideas over the rest because ideas have sex