So with the recent occurances in India, with a religious leader found guilty of rape and with his devotees and followers resulting in violence on the streets and protests, it makes me wonder what the mentality between this leader-follower dynamic is. Especially in India, with religious leaders. What does it take for one to declare themselves a religious leader here and what does it take for the masses to devote themselves to him or her?
I think it's actually quite dangerous, especially after what's happened recently. Just interested to know the psychological dynamics between this.
Thanks for your inputs.