The following article on CRACKED will be sure to stir up a controversy with followers of Armstrongism:
The Church Of Scientology managed to gain worldwide infamy, despite numbering only roughly 25,000 in the U.S. That's a damn fine annoyance per capita ratio. At its height, the Worldwide Church Of God had nearly 90,000members in the United States, and you've never heard of them. Its followers didn't believe in space alien ghosts or anything, but they used to have other things in common with Scientology: both were founded by a charismatic hustler who told them not to go to the doctor, for example. And yet today the Worldwide Church Of God is more church than cult. That's a rare transition: From crazy to sane. It usually runs the other way, and doesn't stop until the men in white coats take it down with a net. Mike Feazell is part of the reason for WCG's shift to respectability. We asked him how he managed to pull a full-blown cult out of its tailspin of insanity, and he told us ...
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6. It Started With A Crazed Ad-Man Who Found God5. Medicine And Birthday Parties Were Sins Against The Lord4. It Was Both A Church, And A Wildly Successful Business3. When The Founder Died, We Started Questioning 'Doctrine'2. We Broke The Rules To Save A Life1. But It Was Dropping The Crazy Stuff That Killed The Church
6 Things You Learn Living In (And Killing) A Cult