"You have probably never heard of Professor Moriarty?" said he [Holmes].
"Aye, there's the genius and the wonder of the thing!" he cried. "The man pervaded London, and no one has heard of him. That's what puts him on a pinnacle in the records of crime. <snip>
"He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized. Is there a crime to be done, a paper to be abstracted, we will say, a house to be rifted, a man to be removed - the word is passed to the Professor, the matter is organized and carried out. The agent may be caught. In that case money is found for his bail of his defence. But the central power which uses the agent is never caught - never so as suspected. This was the organization which I deduced, Watson, and which I devoted my whole energy to exposing and breaking up."
Since the organization created and headed by Professor Moriarty was criminal, the reason for secrecy was obvious. However, when somebody tries to create an anti-cult organization, using the same secrecy as Professor Moriarty did, the reasons for secrecy are not so obvious. In another post, I wrote about a certain person who tries to become an anti-cult leader. He uses some methods of Professor Moriarty, trying to create his own anti-cult organization. I do not mean that he tries to create a criminal organization. I mean his secrecy. He tries to keep in secret from everyone, except the people he tries to involve, even the fact of his creating his organization. He tries to keep in secret what he is doing even from people whom he actively tries to involve in it. And it does seem to me that he is going to lead his organization in a similar way to how Professor Moriarty did: "He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized."
Sherlock Holmes called Professor Moriarty a "genius." His anti-cult counterpart is not a genius. His results are much smaller than of Professor Moriarty. I doubt that he will ever be able to create a well-functioning anti-cult organization.
This anti-cult "Professor Moriarty" thinks that his methods are unique. However, there is a good verse in the Bible: "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9, New International Version)
In conclusion, beware of the people who act as Professor Moriarty in the anti-cult field. They are unable to create a well-functioning and effective anti-cult organization, but they are able to damage you.