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The Leftovers parallels The Twilight Zone with extraordinary storytelling ... - Indiana Daily Student

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The Leftovers parallels The Twilight Zone with extraordinary storytelling ...
Indiana Daily Student
Lingering in the background of the world of The Leftovers are various explanations — scientific and religious — as to the event's causes, but the novel doesn't explore these in any significant detail. "The Leftovers", much like "The Twilight Zone ...

The Attack on the Family - Aleteia EN

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 20:34

Aleteia EN

The Attack on the Family
Aleteia EN
In the Israeli kibbutzim, the hippies' communes, and the religious cults, the twentieth century alone saw many attempts to redefine the family. Still, the angry tone of Howard's line, the rage not for something new but against everything old, hinted at ...

UK Police Secretly Monitored Fans Of 'The X-Files' And 'Star Trek' For Years - UPROXX (blog)

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 16:03

UPROXX (blog)

UK Police Secretly Monitored Fans Of 'The X-Files' And 'Star Trek' For Years
UPROXX (blog)
Clarke discovered the dossier — titled UFO New Religious Movements and the Millennium — while researching a book. He found that the UK's Metropolitan Police were terrified by the potential for cults. After learning that the Heaven's Gate members were ...

Bill Whitaker: Waco biker brawl excites some media but few others - Waco Tribune-Herald

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 09:02

Waco Tribune-Herald

Bill Whitaker: Waco biker brawl excites some media but few others
Waco Tribune-Herald
... with the 1993 Branch Davidian fiasco, which erupted 10 miles east of Waco, settled into a 51-day standoff and since has sparked debates on religious liberty, gun control, federal overreach, law enforcement competency and the danger of apocalyptic ...

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New Haven Theatre Company invites us to join 'The Cult' - New Haven Register

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 08:03

New Haven Theatre Company invites us to join 'The Cult'
New Haven Register
After all, NHTC, which operates at the English Building Markets on Chapel Street, consists of like-minded souls practicing the ritual of rehearsing, producing and performing plays in secular costumes, if not religious robes – though the cast will ...

Indian politician Jayalalithaa back in charge of Tamil Nadu - Financial Times

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 06:01

Indian politician Jayalalithaa back in charge of Tamil Nadu
Financial Times
The former film star — known as “Amma” (or mother) in her home state of Tamil Nadu — sits at the centre of one of India's highest profile personality cults, becoming one of her country's most divisive political leaders since first being elected as ...

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Is it time for atheists to hunt bigger game? - Al Jazeera America

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 02:04

Al Jazeera America

Is it time for atheists to hunt bigger game?
Al Jazeera America
The god of the monotheists is a diminished figure nowadays. Sure, some 55 percent of our species is at least nominally Christian or Muslim. But the influence these cults exert in everyday life can't hold a votive candle to the secular (though hardly ...

Mike Huckabee I'm Standing by Josh Duggar - TMZ.com

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:18

TMZ.com

Mike Huckabee I'm Standing by Josh Duggar
TMZ.com
0522-huckabee-duggar-facebook Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is coming out swinging for Josh Duggar ... saying he should be forgiven for his sins, because the alleged molestation happened when he was a minor with poor judgment. The former ...

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Head 2 head- has including religion and belief as protected characteristics ... - Lexology (registration)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:58

Head 2 head- has including religion and belief as protected characteristics ...
Lexology (registration)
The assumption that the protection would not apply to cults or more unusual beliefs. Baroness Warsi articulated this in the House of Lords and the wording that stated “cults and new religious movements might also be religions” was removed from the ...

Scotland Yard worried The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the UK - Naked Security

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:42

Naked Security

Scotland Yard worried The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the UK
Naked Security
Now we find out that special agents working at Scotland Yard once were worried that cult religious groups inspired by TV series like Star Trek and The X-Files might commit acts of violence ahead of the new millennium. Two secret memos drafted around ...

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Scotland Yard worried The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the UK - Naked Security

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 04:00

Naked Security

Scotland Yard worried The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the UK
Naked Security
Now we find out that special agents working at Scotland Yard worried that cult religious groups inspired by TV series like Star Trek and The X-Files might commit acts of violence ahead of the new millennium. Two secret memos drafted around 1997-1998 by ...

Week in Film: Cosmonauts Return from Would-Be Public Access Existence ... - Bedford + Bowery

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 15:26

Week in Film: Cosmonauts Return from Would-Be Public Access Existence ...
Bedford + Bowery
In the early '70s a dude name Prem Rawat who came to be known as one Guru Maharaj Ji, who by the way was only 15 years old at the time of this film's making, promoted himself to leader of a New Age religious cult, the Divine Light Mission. Like most ...

Looking back on the benefits of a liberal arts education - AMERICAblog (blog)

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:11

AMERICAblog (blog)

Looking back on the benefits of a liberal arts education
AMERICAblog (blog)
I double majored in English and Religion & Philosophy, leading to all of the predictable jokes about my supposedly nonexistent job prospects. At the time, I wasn't .... All cult schools should be secularized without compensation. Religious cults should ...

Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a “Cult” - Patheos (blog)

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 08:34

Criteria for Recognizing a Religious Sect as a “Cult
Patheos (blog)
Many religious scholars eschew the word “cult” or, if they use it at all, relegate it to extreme cases of religious groups that practice or threaten to practice violence. “Extreme tension with the surrounding culture” is one way sociologists of ...

As Seen On TV: The Science Of Brainwashing, Big And Small - Medical Daily

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 07:02

Medical Daily

As Seen On TV: The Science Of Brainwashing, Big And Small
Medical Daily
When Reverend Jim Jones launched the Peoples Temple in Indianapolis, roughly two decades prior to the devastation, he had visions of a flourishing socialist new religious movement. But in making a home in Jonestown, the 1,000 or so inhabitants quickly ...

The history of India in 50 personalities - Spectator.co.uk

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:32

Spectator.co.uk

The history of India in 50 personalities
Spectator.co.uk
'Biography,' he says, 'has been under-used in the telling of Indian history', which is often so bewildering with its succession of dynasties and religious cults. Writers on India too often talk about 'the teeming crowd' but forget to draw attention to ...

British Scientists Find Trove of Animal Mummies with No Bones - Hyperallergic

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:15

British Scientists Find Trove of Animal Mummies with No Bones
Hyperallergic
Animals were also closely connected to religious beliefs, and those mummies scanned at the University of Manchester are believed to have been served up as votive offerings to the gods. While the researchers ... “The extent to which these mummies exist ...

Islamic Enlightenment is the only way forward - The Age

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:54

The Age

Islamic Enlightenment is the only way forward
The Age
ISIS forces are, among other things, extreme iconoclasts, who assert that all remnants of non-Islamic religion should be erased, especially images of buildings associated with pagan cults. But they are also destroying Shiite mosques and Christian churches.

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Islamic Enlightenment is the only way forward - Sydney Morning Herald

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:51

Sydney Morning Herald

Islamic Enlightenment is the only way forward
Sydney Morning Herald
ISIS forces are, among other things, extreme iconoclasts, who assert that all remnants of non-Islamic religion should be erased, especially images of buildings associated with pagan cults. But they are also destroying Shiite mosques and Christian churches.

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Editorial: No mercy for Aussies who join death cults - Courier Mail

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 10:08

Courier Mail

Editorial: No mercy for Aussies who join death cults
Courier Mail
They sought out and adopted a cause, backed by a perversion of the Islamic religion, which is committed to the destruction of our way of life and the operation of our society. Leaders of these cults in the Middle East exhort these Australians to kill ...

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