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Ethiopia: Cult of Teddy Afro - AllAfrica.com

10 hours 25 min ago

Ethiopia: Cult of Teddy Afro
AllAfrica.com
This makes him somewhat dangerous, significant and conspicuous to figures in high political, social, religious and economical circles. He can use such fame, and thus power, to accomplish many good things, as well as various ills. With great power comes ...

7 Disturbing Netflix Documentaries About Religion and Cults - Inverse

11 hours 6 min ago

7 Disturbing Netflix Documentaries About Religion and Cults
Inverse
Maybe that internal quest for acceptance is what fuels so many cults, some of which base their ideology on religion, and others that perpetuate a secular, but idealistic, lifestyle. Cults are generally marked by a distaste for critical thinking among ...

Transportation for Lingayats going to Belagavi rally - The Hindu

16 hours 34 min ago

Transportation for Lingayats going to Belagavi rally
The Hindu
Speaking to presspersons here on Sunday, the Mahasabha leaders maintained that the Lingayat cult was different from other Vedic cults and therefore, deserved the status of independent religion. It was established by the 12th century reformer ...

Nelson: Learn From History, Don't Destroy It - Lynchburg News and Advance

18 hours 25 min ago

Lynchburg News and Advance

Nelson: Learn From History, Don't Destroy It
Lynchburg News and Advance
Slavery is an ugly institution, and the KKK and “White Supremacy” cults are abominations. They conflict with America's core principles of equality and individual liberty. We acknowledge that certain ... When government adopts policies or practices that ...

'Faults' MOVIE REVIEW: Leland Orser & Mary Elizabeth Winstead Shine; Film Falls Short - The Reel Word

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:31

The Reel Word

'Faults' MOVIE REVIEW: Leland Orser & Mary Elizabeth Winstead Shine; Film Falls Short
The Reel Word
Although religious cults have been touched on in great movies in the past such as Midnight Special, The Sacrament and Martha Marcy May Marlene, there have not been (m)any dealing with the deprogramming aspect and liberating a person from the tendrils ...

Open Discussion: August 20th, 2017 - One Angry Gamer (blog)

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:23

One Angry Gamer (blog)

Open Discussion: August 20th, 2017
One Angry Gamer (blog)
I think it's very similar to being religious or joining cults, because religion/cults offer people solutions to these "problems". To most people, it's not the facts that are important. It's what they want to believe, how they want to feel. In the past ...

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Best of the Mess from Aug. 18, 1977 - Frugality is Tom's lifestyle by choice - Aitkin Independent Age

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 07:19

Best of the Mess from Aug. 18, 1977 - Frugality is Tom's lifestyle by choice
Aitkin Independent Age
Dahlheimer does not belong to any of the Jesus cults. His is a personal sort of religion. He has nothing against religious cults. “They have a purpose and function, too,” Dahlheimer said. “My family is not real religious, but they support me and agree ...

The cult of Trump - The Independent | SUindependent.com

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 06:50

The cult of Trump
The Independent | SUindependent.com
Like any cult leader, Trump has convinced his followers that only he has the truth. Everyone else is spreading falsehoods. This is very dangerous. Some religious groups limit the books that can be read or TV that can be watched. The thinking of the ...

Vietnam Rejects US Criticisms of Religious Freedom - Prensa Latina

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:25

Vietnam Rejects US Criticisms of Religious Freedom
Prensa Latina
The official ratified that the State's policy to respect and guarantee the freedom of cults, a right that is consecrated in the Constitution and national law, and that is guaranteed in practice. Over the past half a century, Vietnam has enacted more ...

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Cults See Unexpected Resurgence in France - OZY

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:11

OZY

Cults See Unexpected Resurgence in France
OZY
Cults and fringe religious groups are enjoying a renaissance in France as their monitoring body has become hamstrung with controversy. A recent survey found that more than 600 groups are active today compared with just 200 in the mid-1990s, often under ...

Cults Are Making a Comeback in France — Why? - OZY

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:03

OZY

Cults Are Making a Comeback in France — Why?
OZY
The cult patrol's exclusion from France's fight against radical Islam could be a result of About-Picard's international dissenters, most notably the U.K. and the U.S. In 2002, Leila Sadat, commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious ...

From China to Italy, on the run from Beijing - PoliticalCritique.org

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:54

From China to Italy, on the run from Beijing
PoliticalCritique.org
The two women belonged to a religious sect in China and escaped the country due to persecution from the Beijing government. They were living in a rented house in Torpignattara, in the suburbs of Rome, together with other Chinese people. They had left ...

A Memo to the Alt-right: Answering Some FAQs About Islam - Haaretz

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 07:52

Haaretz

A Memo to the Alt-right: Answering Some FAQs About Islam
Haaretz
When Constantine adopted Christianity as the official religion of the Roman empire, what had been arbitrary acts of violence and intimidation against adherents to the various polytheistic religions and cults turned into active and systematic ...

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Inside the Blissed-Out, Tight-Lipped, Spiritual Movement That Has Hollywood Obsessed - Thrillist

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 00:09

Thrillist

Inside the Blissed-Out, Tight-Lipped, Spiritual Movement That Has Hollywood Obsessed
Thrillist
Carole Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia, cautions that "cult" is an amorphous word used by the public to sensationalize stories about fringe spiritual practices, and not by scholars studying new religions ...

Prophecy, Vision And An Important Part Of Scripture - FinalCall.com News

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:45

Prophecy, Vision And An Important Part Of Scripture
FinalCall.com News
Police in Switzerland are unraveling the mystery of the deaths last week of more that 50 members of a charismatic religious cult in Switzerland and in Canada. Yesterday, police said they identified one of the bodies as being Camille Peilet financial ...

The Cult of Republicanism - Ravalli Republic

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:25

Ravalli Republic

The Cult of Republicanism
Ravalli Republic
The Cult of Republicanism turned out to be stronger than the religious beliefs of roughly 62 million people. In fact, multitudes of Republicans wrote their local newspapers and posted on social media that Trump had actually been chosen by Jesus! Think ...

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The Cult of Republicanism - Ravalli Republic

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:41

Ravalli Republic

The Cult of Republicanism
Ravalli Republic
The Cult of Republicanism turned out to be stronger than the religious beliefs of roughly 62 million people. In fact, multitudes of Republicans wrote their local newspapers and posted on social media that Trump had actually been chosen by Jesus! Think ...

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Rare celestial event a week away: Delawareans prepare for solar eclipse - Delaware State News

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 22:24

Delaware State News

Rare celestial event a week away: Delawareans prepare for solar eclipse
Delaware State News
Also, there are a number of different religious cults that do exercises where they stare at the sun, or sometimes mentally ill people will become fixated on the sun and look directly at it. “Most people will notice something immediately and look away ...

Drinking My Religion—an A to Z Primer - TheFix.com

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 21:23

TheFix.com

Drinking My Religion—an A to Z Primer
TheFix.com
The Romans had Bacchus, and both cults used wine, music and dance to reach a state of ecstasy. The Sumerians, Babylonians, and Chinese offered it up to the ancestors. The ancient Chinese considered jiu (alcohol) to be spiritual food and a source of ...

Ian Boyne | The shame of 'Zimbabwe' - Jamaica Gleaner

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 01:02

Ian Boyne | The shame of 'Zimbabwe'
Jamaica Gleaner
I have spent decades studying religious cults and the phenomenon of cultism and mind control. The Jim Jones Massacre in 1978 only deepened my studies. Caribbean charismatic politics is a species of cultism. Cult experts will recognise the same features.

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