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SalesForce CEO: I Can Do Business With Communist China, But Not Indiana - The Federalist

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 23:23

The Federalist

SalesForce CEO: I Can Do Business With Communist China, But Not Indiana
The Federalist
SalesForce is a $4 billion cloud computing company based in San Francisco. And its CEO Marc Benioff opposes religious liberty protections. He's so extreme about it that when Indiana passed a bill that protects religious liberty, he announced he was ...

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Anthropologist named Max Planck visiting fellow - University at Buffalo Reporter

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:56

Anthropologist named Max Planck visiting fellow
University at Buffalo Reporter
Her “groundbreaking” research has been cited by the directors of the prestigious Max Planck Society in awarding her a 2015-16 fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Religion and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany. ... In awarding her the $46,844 ...

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I'm Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the 'Unbreakable' - ChristianityToday.com

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:17

ChristianityToday.com

I'm Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the 'Unbreakable'
ChristianityToday.com
In many ways, Kimmy's trials and triumphs reminded me of what it was like to leave the cult I'd lived in for 25 years, a fundamentalist Christian group founded by my grandfather. The show was reminiscent enough of my own experience that part of me felt ...

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ISIS as Cult - Lawfare (blog)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:06

ISIS as Cult
Lawfare (blog)
Many new religious movements employ a set of practices for enhancing commitment. These include sharing property and/or signing it over to the group upon admission; limiting interactions with the outside world; employing special terms for the outside ...

Myths, possibly; predictions, most likely - Chandigarh Tribune

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:01

Chandigarh Tribune

Myths, possibly; predictions, most likely
Chandigarh Tribune
Semi-religious cults and guilds often protected their expertise by cryptic symbols and codes. Poet and folklorist Robert Graves believed that the early Celtic savants, the legendary Druids, hid their knowledge in poems that were easy to remember. At ...

Sam Harris: Cults just magnify 'the horror of religion generally' — it makes ... - Raw Story

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:21

Raw Story

Sam Harris: Cults just magnify 'the horror of religion generally' — it makes ...
Raw Story
In the latest installment of his “Waking Up” podcast, neuroscientist Sam Harris argued that one of the reasons Americans have such a difficult time thinking about radical Islam is they fail to understand how happy extreme religious commitment can make ...

The Mail The Mail 3/25/15 - Baltimore City Paper

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:55

Baltimore City Paper

The Mail The Mail 3/25/15
Baltimore City Paper
Oh, and you accuse me of making an underhanded remark about religious groups and cults. No sir, it was not underhanded. It was sarcastic, snotty, and underhanded. Let's get things right. However, Stokes' frustration at the fact the First Amendment ...

The Good Soldier: let's talk about modernism - The Guardian

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:01

The Guardian

The Good Soldier: let's talk about modernism
The Guardian
I have nothing to say about fertility cults, dead kings or metaphysical poems that you haven't read. What I want to talk about is how we think about modernism now – if at all. I want to find out about the prejudice ... In turn, Pope Pius X produced an ...

Deception, Deception Every Where - Williamson Daily News

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:11

Deception, Deception Every Where
Williamson Daily News
People from other countries with different backgrounds and religions have been welcomed to legally come and live the American dream. Although we are ... Many have been deceived following cults and exciting groups that can be dangerous. There are even ...

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How the Islamic State is like Joseph Kony's death cult - Waterloo Record

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 03:43

How the Islamic State is like Joseph Kony's death cult
Waterloo Record
These spectacles of violence are strategic, and crucial to the survival of cults that shroud power grabs in religion, rather than moral justification. Because cult leaders must appear divinely sanctioned, they find themselves in a game of salesmanship ...

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The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus - Huffington Post

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:12

Huffington Post

The American People: Larry Kramer's Blistering Magnum Opus
Huffington Post
Kramer's narrative sardonically recounts so many examples and exemplars of egotism, of pomposity and religiosity, of religious cults and sects, of demented Jews and bigoted Catholics, of crazed Mormons and Baptists, of meanness, of stupidities and ...

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It's Official ... the Winner of the Worst Climate Denier in Congress Is ... - EcoWatch

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:40

EcoWatch

It's Official ... the Winner of the Worst Climate Denier in Congress Is ...
EcoWatch
... gullible and desirous these folks are for a religion. Like so many cults, these fools are taken in by a need to believe in something. ... Iroincally, many of the head-in-the-sand types are religious true-believers. Are you suggesting that those ...

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Leicester deserves better than the bones of Richard III - The Guardian

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 04:00

The Guardian

Leicester deserves better than the bones of Richard III
The Guardian
The solemn processing of Richard III's relics around the villages of Leicestershire followed by a grand, archbishop-led reinterment service is reminiscent of the saints' cults of the middle ages. We haven't had any cases of bystanders touching the king ...

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Israel, ISIS and the end of days - Personal Liberty Digest

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:57

Personal Liberty Digest

Israel, ISIS and the end of days
Personal Liberty Digest
In fact, there are religious cults that base their entire teaching on apocalypticism. Such false teaching has on numerous occasions prompted people by the hundreds to sell their possessions, don white robes, climb to a mountaintop and await Christ's ...

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Israel, ISIS and the end of days - Personal Liberty Digest

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:57

Personal Liberty Digest

Israel, ISIS and the end of days
Personal Liberty Digest
In fact, there are religious cults that base their entire teaching on apocalypticism. Such false teaching has on numerous occasions prompted people by the hundreds to sell their possessions, don white robes, climb to a mountaintop and await Christ's ...

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Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:24

Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine
Charleston Post Courier
In searching for the keys to religious people's “madness,” Offit cites celebrity researchers like Robert Jay Lifton on cults and Stanley Milgram on obedience. In one devout Christian, Larry Parker, he diagnoses narcissistic personality disorder. In ...

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Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:19

Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine
Charleston Post Courier
In searching for the keys to religious people's “madness,” Offit cites celebrity researchers like Robert Jay Lifton on cults and Stanley Milgram on obedience. In one devout Christian, Larry Parker, he diagnoses narcissistic personality disorder. In ...

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Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 00:19

Review: 'Bad Faith' takes sides in religion vs. medicine
Charleston Post Courier
In searching for the keys to religious people's “madness,” Offit cites celebrity researchers like Robert Jay Lifton on cults and Stanley Milgram on obedience. In one devout Christian, Larry Parker, he diagnoses narcissistic personality disorder. In ...

9 Fascinating Books About Cults And Strict Fundamentalist Movements That'll ... - Bustle

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 09:38

Bustle

9 Fascinating Books About Cults And Strict Fundamentalist Movements That'll ...
Bustle
We love shows and books about cults, strict religious movements, and other fundamentalist groups, whether they're well-researched exposés or fictional narratives. Insular movements are both frightening and intriguing. From a distance, the beliefs and ...

EDITORIAL: 20 years after sarin attack, questions remain about cult, victims - Asahi Shimbun

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 01:46

The Japan Times

EDITORIAL: 20 years after sarin attack, questions remain about cult, victims
Asahi Shimbun
There are still many dubious cults trying to lure people with claims of religious or self-help messages. They are resorting to increasingly clever tactics to expand their memberships, such as approaching targets as “friends” without revealing the names ...
Tokyo subway attacks: Japan still baffled 20 years onSin Chew Jit Poh
20 years after Tokyo subway attacks, Japan remains baffledBangkok Post

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