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'Far Cry 5' brings cult mayhem to Hope County February 27th - Engadget

2 hours 26 min ago

Engadget

'Far Cry 5' brings cult mayhem to Hope County February 27th
Engadget
The development team spent a few weeks in Montana doing on-site research and also studied religious cults in an attempt to depict them correctly, the PlayStation Blog notes. Rather than focus on one central villain as in games past, the idea here was ...
Cults, cops and more in Far Cry 5: five things you need to knowPCGamesN
Far Cry 5 first look: Taking on doomsday preppers in backwater MontanaPC Gamer
Far Cry 5 Takes Aim at American Cults and MilitiasTom's Guide
Hardcore Gamer -Polygon
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Cults, cops and more in Far Cry 5: five things you need to know - PCGamesN

3 hours 41 min ago

PCGamesN

Cults, cops and more in Far Cry 5: five things you need to know
PCGamesN
Sitting at the head of its antagonist table is Jacob Seed, leader of a violent and malicious religious cult that's carved out a foothold in Montana. With themes that dance exceptionally close to contemporary real-word controversies, Far Cry 5 is ...
Far Cry 5 first look: Taking on doomsday preppers in backwater MontanaPC Gamer
Far Cry 5 Takes Aim at American Cults and MilitiasTom's Guide
Far Cry 5 Heads to Montana to Body Slam CompetitionHardcore Gamer
Polygon
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How to Identify a Dangerous Cult (and Resist the Urge to Join Up) - Lifehacker

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:00

How to Identify a Dangerous Cult (and Resist the Urge to Join Up)
Lifehacker
When people think of cults, they tend to picture bizarre religious sects and apocalyptic scenarios—the Branch Davidians burning up in their compound in Texas, or the corpses on the ground at Jonestown—but cults needn't be religious, and are anything ...

Overcoming Past Indoctrination - Patheos (blog)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 16:33

Patheos (blog)

Overcoming Past Indoctrination
Patheos (blog)
The chains of religious indoctrination are not the easiest to overcome. I have seen countless documentaries and interviews of people who have left abusive cults and a common theme is that even though they had escaped the cult they still believe in the ...

Ubisoft Confirms Some Big Rumors About 'Far Cry 5' - Forbes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:42

Forbes

Ubisoft Confirms Some Big Rumors About 'Far Cry 5'
Forbes
It would seem to confirm earlier rumors that the game revolves around a kind of Branch Davidian-like religious cult with a healthy dose of modern survivalist militia, especially with that unfortunate fellow getting his head rammed into a church bell in ...
Hope County Beckons In First Far Cry 5 Teasers; Worldwide Reveal Pegged For May 26thWe Got This Covered

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Against the Recreational Household: Part 2, Cult as Cultivation - Patheos (blog)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:20

Patheos (blog)

Against the Recreational Household: Part 2, Cult as Cultivation
Patheos (blog)
This is why human culture is essentially a religious enterprise. Latin again helps us follow the connections. The root of the word cultivation (the work that produces fruit) is the same as that of culture (the work of produces fruitful people). The ...

A Quick Primer for Stephen King's Entire Body of Work - Inverse

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:05

Inverse

A Quick Primer for Stephen King's Entire Body of Work
Inverse
Those who like long fantasy series may be more familiar with The Stand, King's religious, post-apocalyptic tome about cults, or Under the Dome, which was adapted into a television show recently by comics writer Brian K Vaughan. It and The Dark Tower ...

It's not Tim Farron who is illiberal: it's society - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 07:05

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

It's not Tim Farron who is illiberal: it's society
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
It might be that those moral judgements are quite palatable to a majority of those around you: you're more likely to have an easy time if you say publicly that all religions are equal (which few really believe, as this would mean you believe that cults ...

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Art theft, a cult and hunt for The Witness in tonight's 12 Monkeys - Monsters and Critics.com

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 13:35

Monsters and Critics.com

Art theft, a cult and hunt for The Witness in tonight's 12 Monkeys
Monsters and Critics.com
Tonight's 12 Monkeys episodes offer up a lethal combination of dramatic beats that will have fans gagging for more. But before we get to that, let's quickly recap what we have learned thus far from this weekend's Syfy binge of Season 3.

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Silicon Valley's CEO worship problem - Salon

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:03

Salon

Silicon Valley's CEO worship problem
Salon
Whether it's his plan to seed the world with electric cars, solar panels and battery storage systems, or send settlers to Mars, the billionaire futurist's steady stream of ideas has helped him garner a following that could easily be described as ...

The Meat of the Matter With Kashmiri Pandits - The Wire

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 00:20

The Wire

The Meat of the Matter With Kashmiri Pandits
The Wire
Even spiritual and religious old biddies felt no qualms in chomping on ear cartilage or marrow bones long after the meal was done, pulverising everything into a heap on the thali. No one batted an eyelid. No surprise then that even for Kashmiri Hindus ...

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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 ...

5 Harrowing Real Life Kidnapping Stories Just Like Kimmy Schmidt's - Refinery29

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:48

Refinery29

5 Harrowing Real Life Kidnapping Stories Just Like Kimmy Schmidt's
Refinery29
Obscure religious practices, sexual abuse, multiple victims, and eventually having to adapt back to the real world — the series softens the blow of these things with a catchy theme song and the enigma that is Titus Andromedon, but they come from real ...

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Stephen Colbert and Ricky Gervais Debate Catholicism (Again) - Patheos (blog)

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:39

Patheos (blog)

Stephen Colbert and Ricky Gervais Debate Catholicism (Again)
Patheos (blog)
There are a lot of awkward pauses and laugh breaks in that conversation, and Colbert half-heartedly mocked his own views later (“Everybody else's religious story is a cult”). The best part, however, came near the end. Gervais said that he wasn't a fan ...
Ricky Gervais And Stephen Disagree On 'Lord Of The Rings'YouTube

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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 ...

12 Monkeys boss teases twisty season 3 - EW.com

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:01

EW.com

12 Monkeys boss teases twisty season 3
EW.com
The episode really dives into religious beliefs and cults and what kind of person would be drawn to this particular philosophy of time. So you'll understand the Army of the 12 Monkeys' religious motivations and you might even sympathize by the end.

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The Beast and the Robot: Ten Reflections on Populism and our Post-Liberal Future - ABC Online

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 01:39

ABC Online

The Beast and the Robot: Ten Reflections on Populism and our Post-Liberal Future
ABC Online
... it failed to deliver for the mass of the plebeians. It was that Augustus Caesar, who features in our New Testament, who first seriously improved their position and gave them new religious and civic rites and rights, while showing scant respect for ...

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 ...

New Zealand's Gloriavale 'cult' inspires Handmaid's Tale costume design - Stuff.co.nz

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 19:31

Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand's Gloriavale 'cult' inspires Handmaid's Tale costume design
Stuff.co.nz
"There's this very interesting New Zealand cult - they probably call it a religious group - the Gloriavale Christian Community. They have a very old-world culture, much like Gilead [the new name of a fictionalised US after a religious coup], where ...

Video game review: 'Outlast 2,' dev. Red Barrels - Dailyuw

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 15:05

Dailyuw

Video game review: 'Outlast 2,' dev. Red Barrels
Dailyuw
They quickly find themselves in the midst of some insane religious cults, and although completely unable to fight them, Blake swears to save his wife. To Blake's horror, he begins to crawl between the gruesome present and his own dark past, infested ...

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