I think they are just stupid. That is why they have things like Geek Squad to help really stupid people with the computer which is by now a very common appliance. It seems that if you are channeling spirits, following a leader who has all the answers (nobody does) or hooked up to a machine for spiritual enlightenment…. then you are stupid. Are people who need Geek Squad to hook up their computer deceived by the devil? No, the are just dumb. The same must apply to people in cults. Cults are the Geek Squads of spiritual awakening.