A cult of personality arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Groups that have been characterized as cults are at high risk of becoming abusive to members. A cult is an ideological organization held together by charismatic relationships and demands total commitment. A cult is a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea or thing and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control.
Here are a couple of entries from the facebook page of the Madeleine McCann cult:
I agree that anyone posting unhelpful comments should be watched
Others know what to do - not you and I.
I'm sure the Mccann's have followed up already.
This page is not for that. Please don't give your energy to it as it will be dealt with. Don't worry. Concentrate on the support element for the search for Madeleine.
Leave him. The McCann's knows what to do, I'm sure.
Who would you believe Guys? McCanns obviously.
I never doubted them for a second.
I feel i understand them after reading the book. My heart just goes out to them all.
Just one clue is all we need to bring the nations little princess home
Keep up the Support for Kate and Gerry
I believe that Jesus is looking over Madeleine and taking care of her and he will lead her home shortly
Concentrate on the support element for the search for Madeleine. Kate and Gerry have had a gutful of negatives, and on here we are positive for them.
I will try not to think about it, and keep praying for little madeleine
The day maddie walks back into your home very soon we all pray everybody should b given day of work 2 celebrate and party 2 this fab news beats any bank hpliday hands down
They should NEVER be kept in the dark again
We pray over her photo on my study wall
I was asked recently who inspires me and the first people who came to mind were Kate and Gerry McCann
Just by supporting on here you are doing a lot. Your prayers are what Madeleine, Kate and Gerry NEED
Im the forgiving type but I hope that all those who opposed you and tried to stand in your way feel the wrath of God. you are amazing. truly inspirational.Supporting you and behind you every step of the way.
If you really believe thay are no longer looking you are being deceived. You are listening to, and spreading lies.
Will be promoting the book at school today. In a gentle way.
so I just declare Madeleine found and returned safely to her family now in Jesus Name.... I demand an end to this anguish and suffering..... devil you leave this family alone and give them back their daughter now in Jesus Name!!
I come against every negative report and word spoken out against Madeleine and the McCann Family and I break them in Jesus Name.
For Kate and Gerry. You have written a book which, in itself, is a work of Art. What it contains is your whole sacrifice for your missing and longed-for daughter. I am so inspired by you two.
And these are the words spoken by the two child neglecting prophets directly from Rothley Mountain, read and weep in the face of utter wisdom and suffering: