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Wayne Dyer, professor of counselor education and spiritual master, dies - San Diego Community Newspaper Group

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San Diego Community Newspaper Group

Wayne Dyer, professor of counselor education and spiritual master, dies
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
The first event, in 1988, found me smack in the middle of the stage, performing in a choir with what turned out to be one of the world's most insidious religious cults. While I regard my membership in the group as the biggest mistake of my life to date ...

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Salvation by Joss Carter, a Review - Huffington Post

5 hours 47 min ago

Huffington Post

Salvation by Joss Carter, a Review
Huffington Post
Formerly, sinful digression resulted in the degradation of one's esteem, body, or integrity. And so salvation was sought through self-inflicted pain and suffering. Today, degrading one's self is all the rage, and is achieved through social media and ...

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Book Review: Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle - The Young Folks

6 hours 48 min ago

The Young Folks

Book Review: Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle by Katie Coyle
The Young Folks
vivian apple The sequel and last book in the duology of Vivian Apple picks up immediately after the events of Vivian Apple at The End of the World, where our MC Viv, boasting a broken hand after punching the leader of a religious doomsday cult and then ...

What Is America's Largest Protestant Denomination Doing to Combat Predatory ... - Christian Post

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:24

Christian Post

What Is America's Largest Protestant Denomination Doing to Combat Predatory ...
Christian Post
The question was posed to Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention that represents more than 15 million Southern Baptists in the public square. The outspoken ERLC president has been vocal ...

Are Successful Companies The New Cults? - Forbes

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:18

Forbes

Are Successful Companies The New Cults?
Forbes
No, I'm not talking about the allegations against Scientology, or even the qualities we ascribed to religious cults in decades past — I'm describing the modern American corporation and how it operates. From their hiring practices and employee policies ...

New Fantasy Novel EDAFOS to Be Presented at 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair - Broadway World

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 06:44

New Fantasy Novel EDAFOS to Be Presented at 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair
Broadway World
As corrupt kings and religious struggles threaten the newfound peace, a boy forges his way across the land, attempting to change the fate of his homeland in the new fantasy book "Edafos: Divine Wind" (published by AuthorHouse), by Howard Jones. The ...

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Report: Most Scots positive about Christianity - Herald Scotland

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:42

Herald Scotland

Report: Most Scots positive about Christianity
Herald Scotland
Commissioned by Transforming Scotland, a partnership between church leaders in Scotland and philanthropic Christian group the Maclellan Foundation, it said younger age groups were more receptive to issues around faith than in many other parts of the ...

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Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria - Catholic Culture

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 18:28

Catholic Culture

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria
Catholic Culture
The situation of Christianity in its third century was quite different from the second. The old paganism was in decline, not just because of the spread of Christian faith but because of other shifts in Greco-Roman culture. A number of new cults ...

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria - Catholic Culture

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 18:26

Catholic Culture

Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria
Catholic Culture
The situation of Christianity in its third century was quite different from the second. The old paganism was in decline, not just because of the spread of Christian faith but because of other shifts in Greco-Roman culture. A number of new cults ...

Getting religious on the radio - The Phnom Penh Post

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:20

The Phnom Penh Post

Getting religious on the radio
The Phnom Penh Post
Seng Someny, a spokesman from the ministry of Cults and Religion, said broadcast media was key to improving the national character and he supported pagodas getting on the air. He said five other pagodas in Cambodia had their own radio transmitters in ...

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Sympathy for the Devil? Man Runs Naked Through San Jose - The Costa Rica Star

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:03

The Costa Rica Star

Sympathy for the Devil? Man Runs Naked Through San Jose
The Costa Rica Star
In Costa Rica, religious cults dedicated to Lucifer worship are not common, although a United Nations report from 1997 cites the decapitation of an expat child as having being related to a ritual practiced by mephistophelean cult. In 1999, an incident ...

Assange: What Wikileaks Teaches Us About How the US Operates - Newsweek

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:45

Newsweek

Assange: What Wikileaks Teaches Us About How the US Operates
Newsweek
Many religions and cults imbue their priestly class with additional scarcity value by keeping their religious texts secret from the public or the lower orders of the devoted. This technique also permits the priestly class to adopt different ...

The Solution to All of Your Life's Problems - Observer

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:06

Observer

The Solution to All of Your Life's Problems
Observer
For sake of example today, I'm going to start a religious cult (because let's be honest, those are the most fun). Let's say that there is a gigantic cosmic manatee who lives in a distant nebula. This manatee birthed earth a few million years ago and ...

What Is A Cult? Are There Cults In The World Today? - Patheos (blog)

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:54

Patheos (blog)

What Is A Cult? Are There Cults In The World Today?
Patheos (blog)
A church can look like a normal church from the outside but once you join them and see how they operate, you find out that many are cults. Some brainwash their patrons into believing that they are the only way to truth. A religious cult could be ...

Tour of micronations from the religious to the ridiculous - Redlands Daily Facts

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 21:19

Tour of micronations from the religious to the ridiculous
Redlands Daily Facts
New citizens may also join one of the many Roman cults, such as the priests of Ceres, Flora, Pomona or one of a host of others. Like many micronations, Nova Roma has its own flag and issues it own coins. Its website insists that its citizens really ...

'Bakkhai': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00

Hollywood Reporter

'Bakkhai': Theater Review
Hollywood Reporter
Even today, 2400 years later, classical scholars remain divided over whether Euripides was celebrating or criticizing Greece's faddish religious cults with The Bacchae. This latest reboot is similarly opaque in its take-home message, never quite ...

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'Bakkhai': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00

Hollywood Reporter

'Bakkhai': Theater Review
Hollywood Reporter
Even today, 2400 years later, classical scholars remain divided over whether Euripides was celebrating or criticizing Greece's faddish religious cults with The Bacchae. This latest reboot is similarly opaque in its take-home message, never quite ...

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Gizmodo Exclusive: Read Julian Assange's Introduction to The Wikileaks Files - Gizmodo

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:22

Gizmodo

Gizmodo Exclusive: Read Julian Assange's Introduction to The Wikileaks Files
Gizmodo
Many religions and cults imbue their priestly class with additional scarcity value by keeping their religious texts secret from the public or the lower orders of the devoted. This technique also permits the priestly class to adopt different ...

The New Statesman Cover | Isis and the new barbarism - New Statesman

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:58

New Statesman

The New Statesman Cover | Isis and the new barbarism
New Statesman
To start with, religions aren't always immortality cults. A preoccupation with death may be universally human, and attempts to escape from it are found in many cultures and traditions - including, as the authors show, Chinese alchemy. But a longing for ...

Europe's religious war - The Economist (blog)

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:51

The Economist (blog)

Europe's religious war
The Economist (blog)
All religions need thesis and counter-thesis in order to ensure the priest has a suitable nostrum to hand out to the congregation for any occasion. So even within a particular sect/cult/religion there will be thesis and anti-thesis. Therefore the same ...

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