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John Travolta: Scientology is a target because it 'really works well' - The Guardian

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:28

The Guardian

John Travolta: Scientology is a target because it 'really works well'
The Guardian
While doing press for new thriller The Forger on Good Morning America, Travolta was asked why there's still so much interest in the religion. He said he believes it's “because it's not understood”. “People really need to take time and read a book,” he ...

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Fight terrorism by partnering with Muslims - The Age

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:22

The Age

Fight terrorism by partnering with Muslims
The Age
What if in the days after the Haider attack, police and the relevant Islamic leaders, scholars and religious figures had met to discuss intervention strategies for the dead man's associates? ... While seeming to oppose the murderous cults who ...

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Game of Thrones: why politicians love the fantasy series - The Week UK

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:10

The Week UK

Game of Thrones: why politicians love the fantasy series
The Week UK
As TV execs pour over the numbers, the viewers themselves are to be more interested in Game of Thrones's religious awakening, which comes in the form of two spooky new cults. One, the Sparrows, are religious zealots who seek to liberate the poor and ...

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'God Told Me to Do It': The Dangers of America's Lunatic Right - Center for Research on Globalization

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:42

Center for Research on Globalization

'God Told Me to Do It': The Dangers of America's Lunatic Right
Center for Research on Globalization
To super charge the political narrative, and rally the remaining foot soldiers who don't necessarily understand politics too well but are still eager to follow, a leader must evoke fundamentalist religious, mythological, or occult-based belief systems ...

Who Doesn't Want to Live Forever? The Cult of Singularity - Big Think (blog)

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:35

Who Doesn't Want to Live Forever? The Cult of Singularity
Big Think (blog)
As Kurzweil states in the book, “We need a new religion.” He goes on to describe a “silicon intelligence” that will occur once we “transcend biological intelligence.” This is the new and complete God, a “sublimely intelligent” entity that will wake up ...

Suicides in Pakistan - Pakistan Observer

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 15:32

Suicides in Pakistan
Pakistan Observer
Causes of Suicide in Pakistan are depression, mental illness, emotional outbursts, family factors, social and cultural factors, terrorism, religious cults, drug abuse, financial difficulties, unemployment etc. According to statistics Trend of suicide ...

Kamakhya set to get facelift for religious tourism - Times of India

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 20:46

Kamakhya set to get facelift for religious tourism
Times of India
According to the ministry's mission, community participation is essential at the given location or destination to develop a religious tourism site. The mission document states, "It is not only important to provide modern amenities at religious sites ...

Vanuatu cargo cults see cyclone aid as a sign - Stuff.co.nz

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 13:02

Stuff.co.nz

Vanuatu cargo cults see cyclone aid as a sign
Stuff.co.nz
But it is also known for its peculiar set of new religious movements, including what are popularly known as "cargo cults" with followers believing an adherence to American military protocols will bring back goods, equipment and a bountiful lifestyle ...

A church built for tourists - The Northern Echo

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:32

A church built for tourists
The Northern Echo
There never seems to have been a village near the church, and so as the belief in religious cults faded, the church's numbers dwindled. In the 1840s, a new coach road (now the A177) was built between Stockton and Durham which encouraged the ...

Spiritual healing: Religion and science not always at odds, author discovers - Winnipeg Free Press

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 03:44

Winnipeg Free Press

Spiritual healing: Religion and science not always at odds, author discovers
Winnipeg Free Press
And while Offit set out to chronicle the dangers of religion, he found himself "largely embracing religious teachings." "The hero of this book isn't science, or medicine, or doctors," he insists, "it's religion." In spite of occasional "destructive ...

Balch Springs home church where boy died called fearful, isolated - Dallas Morning News

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 00:35

Dallas Morning News

Balch Springs home church where boy died called fearful, isolated
Dallas Morning News
Bob Pardon, director of the New England Institute for Religious Research, which has worked with thousands of recovering members of cults over the last 25 years, said such groups are fairly common around the world. In the early 2000s, he served as the ...

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Will legalism be the death of the Christian church - ChicagoNow (blog)

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 22:23

Will legalism be the death of the Christian church
ChicagoNow (blog)
We want to think that legalism is for those cults and sects like the Branch Davidians or Sciencetology. But legalism has crept in on a more subtle level and has become a cancer across denominations in the Christian church. Legalism is often defined as ...

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Egypt To Confront 'Threats of Atheists, Baha'is and Shiites' With New 'Special ... - Egyptian Streets

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:52

Egyptian Streets

Egypt To Confront 'Threats of Atheists, Baha'is and Shiites' With New 'Special ...
Egyptian Streets
In a meeting held Tuesday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Religious Endowments in Downtown Cairo, Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Goma'a stated that he plans to form special groups dedicated to spreading awareness of the “threats” of atheism and the ...

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Terrorism And Fundamentalism Not Exclusive To Islam - Analysis - Eurasia Review

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:00

Eurasia Review

Terrorism And Fundamentalism Not Exclusive To Islam - Analysis
Eurasia Review
Nevertheless, the West has been guilty itself of confusing what is written in the texts with the practices implemented by terrorist groups and by some exalted imam who use religion as a pretext to commit crimes against humanity. This is evidently ...

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Terrorism and Fundamentalism Are Not Exclusive to Islam - Geopoliticalmonitor.com

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:57

Geopoliticalmonitor.com

Terrorism and Fundamentalism Are Not Exclusive to Islam
Geopoliticalmonitor.com
Nevertheless, the West has been guilty itself of confusing what is written in the texts with the practices implemented by terrorist groups and by some exalted imam who use religion as a pretext to commit crimes against humanity. This is evidently ...

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Stella prize 2015: the shortlisted authors on the stories behind their books - The Guardian

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:19

The Guardian

Stella prize 2015: the shortlisted authors on the stories behind their books
The Guardian
These groups fascinate me, whether religious cults, hippy communes or artist colonies, because of their utopian aims and the way they inevitably seem to crumble as a consequence of all-too-human conflicts. The time period stumped me for a while, though.

NSS signs up Joey Barton - National Secular Society

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:46

NSS signs up Joey Barton
National Secular Society
He called for "all taxpayer-funded schools to be pluralist in their approach to religious education" and said whilst children should be taught about all of the major world religions, minority religions and cults, it was equally important to learn about ...

Chango unchained - The Economist

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:51

Chango unchained
The Economist
Data on Cubans' religious practices are thus hard to come by. But there are indications that Santería is gaining ground along with other cults like Abakuá, an Afro-Cuban version of Freemasonry. The number of non-Catholic sects and their followers has ...

Game of Thrones: who are the Sparrows and Harpies? - The Week UK

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 08:55

The Week UK

Game of Thrones: who are the Sparrows and Harpies?
The Week UK
As TV execs pour over the numbers, the viewers themselves are to be more interested in Game of Thrones's religious awakening, which comes in the form of two spooky new cults. One, the Sparrows, are religious zealots who seek to liberate the poor and ...

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Sydney Airport refuses Labor billboard attacking corporate tax dodgers - Sydney Morning Herald

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:12

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Airport refuses Labor billboard attacking corporate tax dodgers
Sydney Morning Herald
The airport allows political messages to be displayed during election campaigns but, she said, the "concessionaire must not display any advertisement containing obscene or offensive material or any material with political, religious or racial overtones ...

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