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A Pence Presidency Would Give Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Vision a Run for its Money - Religion Dispatches

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:17

Religion Dispatches

A Pence Presidency Would Give Margaret Atwood's Dystopian Vision a Run for its Money
Religion Dispatches
Some boomers joined cults. Others went to communes. Still others tuned in, turned on and dropped out. But many stayed where they were with a few tweaks. Pence fell into the last group. He wasn't about to drop acid or storm the Pentagon, but he did want ...

Why Celebrities Stopped Following Kabbalah - Broadly

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:32

Broadly

Why Celebrities Stopped Following Kabbalah
Broadly
The religion was the celebrity spiritual moment du jour during the 2000s, and everyone from Madonna to Ashton Kutcher to Lindsay Lohan dabbled in the mystical religion. But in the decade since its heyday, the ... Rick Alan Ross, executive director of ...

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Kiwi women targeted by religious group hunting brides for convicted rapist - New Zealand Herald

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:01

New Zealand Herald

Kiwi women targeted by religious group hunting brides for convicted rapist
New Zealand Herald
The group, often referred to as a cult or quasi-Christian sect, was founded in 1980 by Jung, who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Seoul for raping and molesting his followers. Of those recruited from New Zealand, some are believed to ...

The Threat from Problematic Organizations and Cults - The Indian Panorama

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 09:19

The Indian Panorama

The Threat from Problematic Organizations and Cults
The Indian Panorama
“I remain hopeful that proper actions can be undertaken to help preserve a welcoming, ethical, tolerant, and legal religious environment in the USA. We are a religious nation, yet also a nation of laws. Religious freedom must not be used as an excuse ...

Let's Talk About Dionysus, Genderqueer God of Partying and Pride - Autostraddle

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:12

Autostraddle

Let's Talk About Dionysus, Genderqueer God of Partying and Pride
Autostraddle
The worship practices of those cults relied on religious ecstasy, the entering of an altered state of consciousness through spiritual transcendence, and generally offered women and other low-status people higher status than the world outside. Dionysus ...

Superman Checked Out of the Supermarket - City Journal

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 10:13

City Journal

Superman Checked Out of the Supermarket
City Journal
Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans ...

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White supremacy is everywhere: How do we fight a concept that has so thoroughly permeated our politics and culture? - Salon

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 09:00

Salon

White supremacy is everywhere: How do we fight a concept that has so thoroughly permeated our politics and culture?
Salon
Both right and left share in this form of spirituality, where the “grand design” of the elites is defeated by forms of anarchism, recognizing our organic interdependencies. To the alt-right, this recognition entails racial separation; to the alt-left ...

Once A God, Now Teddy: A Short History Of Human-Bear Relationship From 20000 BC To Our Times - Swarajya

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 06:13

Swarajya

Once A God, Now Teddy: A Short History Of Human-Bear Relationship From 20000 BC To Our Times
Swarajya
Pastoureau's argument is supported by findings of bear skulls, discovered in arrangements that indicate spiritual practices. Admittedly, the ... The pagan bear cults of Europe proved formidable opposition to the proselytisation of their new faith. This ...

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Utah Mormons, Protestants finding new spiritual home in ancient Orthodox church - Salt Lake Tribune

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:53

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Mormons, Protestants finding new spiritual home in ancient Orthodox church
Salt Lake Tribune
Hanegraaff, for nearly 30 years president of the Christian Research Institute, an evangelical apologetics ministry, also has written 20 books opposing purported cults and heresies and non-Christian faiths. If ever evangelicals had a doctrinal superhero ...

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Utah Mormons, Protestants finding new spiritual home in ancient Orthodox church - Salt Lake Tribune

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:52

Utah Mormons, Protestants finding new spiritual home in ancient Orthodox church
Salt Lake Tribune
Hanegraaff, for nearly 30 years president of the Christian Research Institute, an evangelical apologetics ministry, also has written 20 books opposing purported cults and heresies and non-Christian faiths. If ever evangelicals had a doctrinal superhero ...

One-Path Evangelism: The Scandalizing Exclusivity of Jesus - ChristianityToday.com

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 18:28

ChristianityToday.com

One-Path Evangelism: The Scandalizing Exclusivity of Jesus
ChristianityToday.com
Ultimately, so the claim goes, we'll all meet at the top in our respective spiritual journeys. When it comes to religion, the word ... As Walter Martin notes in his seminal work The Kingdom of Cults, “Truth by definition is exclusive. If truth were all ...

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The Hidden Dangers of Cultism - P.M. News

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:35

The Hidden Dangers of Cultism
P.M. News
Unfortunately the common cults or gangs around today use spiritual means to enhance their criminal activity making them very dangerous people. Most cults follow the ideology of their leader. They outline what the cult is all about- they write the rules ...

The Hidden Dangers of Cultism by Tony Ogunlowo - Naija247news

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 00:54

The Hidden Dangers of Cultism by Tony Ogunlowo
Naija247news
Unfortunately the common cults or gangs around today use spiritual means to enhance their criminal activity making them very dangerous people. Most cults follow the ideology of their leader. They outline what the cult is all about- they write the rules ...

Opinion: The hidden dangers of cultism - YNaija

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:04

YNaija

Opinion: The hidden dangers of cultism
YNaija
Unfortunately, the common cults or gangs around today use spiritual means to enhance their criminal activity making them very dangerous people. Most cults follow the ideology of their leader. They outline what the cult is all about- they write the ...

Eckankar Is A Religion Of Peace – Cleric - P.M. News

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:04

P.M. News

Eckankar Is A Religion Of Peace – Cleric
P.M. News
“Ignorance is also a cult. The issue of being cult doesn't even arise because it is a religion. “Eckankar brings a unique teaching to tell you that everybody is a child of God, everybody was created to become anything he wants to become. “The goal of ...

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ANALYSIS: The personality cult of Ruhollah Khomeini - Al-Arabiya

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 03:12

Al-Arabiya

ANALYSIS: The personality cult of Ruhollah Khomeini
Al-Arabiya
In a bid to promote adulation among the masses by other means, he is said to have reinvented the use of the personality cult to bring about hero worship from those who had swept him to power, through the utilization of a religious premise. Where ...

'Faithful' Episode – 'The Handmaid's Tale' Open Thread - Patheos (blog)

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:56

Patheos (blog)

'Faithful' Episode – 'The Handmaid's Tale' Open Thread
Patheos (blog)
... but he's more like the guy who knows that the system owns him, but his breaking and bending of the rules for himself seems to be an earned reward.) But I suspect that the writers at Vox haven't read much about thought reform, cults, spiritual abuse ...

Former Wife Of Jailed Sect Leader Has Big Plans For His Old House - Huffington post (press release) (blog)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 17:26

Huffington post (press release) (blog)

Former Wife Of Jailed Sect Leader Has Big Plans For His Old House
Huffington post (press release) (blog)
Brielle Decker, the 65th wife of jailed Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church) polygamist prophet leader Warren Jeffs, looks out the window of one of the 41 bedrooms at his compound, where he lived for several years, ...

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Polygamous cult leader's ex wants to turn compound into tourist attraction - New York Post

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 17:00

Polygamous cult leader's ex wants to turn compound into tourist attraction
New York Post
Jeffs, 61, was the spiritual head of the breakaway sect, which the mainstream Mormon Church has condemned for promoting marriage between young girls and older men. He is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison for sexually assaulting two underage ...

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John Frum Talks Cargo Cults, Production, And More - in Metal News ... - Metal Underground

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:16

John Frum Talks Cargo Cults, Production, And More - in Metal News ...
Metal Underground
Metal News: John Frum Talks Cargo Cults, Dynamic Mixing, And The Perfect Way To Hear 'A Stirring In The Noos'

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