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HERE WE GO AGAIN! DOOMSDAY PROPHECY: WORLD ENDS IN SEVEN YEARS, THEOLOGIST PREDICTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:41
REUTERS/Henry Romero

The end of the world, End Times or what believers termed as the Rapture will happen in seven years, between this very day until 2021 or prior to the Second Coming that is happening between 2018 and 2028, Dr F. Kenston Beshore predicts. Beshore has five doctoral degrees in theology. His predictions are based on his knowledge of the book of Thessalonians and the book of Matthew.

WHAT IS FAITH HEALING?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/29/2014 - 17:29

What Is Faith Healing?

Photo by Robert Nicholas/Getty Images

FAITH HEALING: SINCE 2011, 12 IDAHO KIDS HAVE DIED, WITHOUT INVESTIGATION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:49

State has religious exemption in manslaughter cases...

 Thirty-two states have religious exemptions to some crimes against children; six of those allow a religious exemption in cases including manslaughter, negligent homicide, or capital murder. But Idaho has earned a disturbing distinction: In the past two decades, it's the only one of those six states where kids have died due to parents' adherence to healing by faith alone.

SCIENTOLOGY: THE STORY YOU HAVEN'T HEARD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:38

Scientology is a story told in headlines. We know it through tabloid exposés, South Park parodies, and that time Tom Cruise went weird on us. But, what do we really know about the average Scientologist — aside from what we've read on Wikipedia?

GURU SANT RAMPAL IN DEEP TROUBLE, FACES FRESH CHARGES OF MURDER AND VIOLENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:30

Chandigarh, India: 'Godman' Rampal was headed for deeper trouble with Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday cancelling his bail in a murder case and sending him to jail as police slapped charges of murder and violence over the death of six people in his ashram during the standoff that ended last night.

Sant Rampal has been sent to judicial custody till 28 November. PTI

“CULTS INSIDE OUT” — A NEW BOOK BY RICK ALAN ROSS

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:53

Rick Alan Ross

 

You have seen them in movies and on TV, but cults are more prevalent than you think and they are armed with strategies that can “brainwash” and gain undue influence over even the most unlikely of candidates.

L. RON HUBBARD'S GREAT-GRANDSON SPILLS THE FAMILY SECRETS ON HOW SCIENTOLOGY STARTED. EEK!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:52

Jamie's and Anonymous's sentiment's towards Scientology and L Ron Hubbard...

Scientology has a history of silencing critics. If you want to know where that history comes from, look no further than the experiences of Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Learn his family's story. Then share it.

Dani Lemberger, who led a breakaway Israel mission, sues Scientology for libel and fraud...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 16:46

We just spoke with Dani Lemberger, who let us know that he’s filed suit against the Church of Scientology in Tel Aviv.

“We’ve been working hard at it the last two years,” Dani told us by telephone from Haifa. “It wasn’t easy. It took time to find the right lawyer.”

Dani and his wife Tami are suing Scientology for 3 million shekels, about $820,000.

Effects of Climate Change "Irreversible," U.N. Panel Warns in Report

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:41

The Washington Post November 2, 2014 by Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney

The Earth is locked on an “irreversible” course of climatic disruption from the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the impacts will only worsen unless nations agree to dramatic cuts in pollution, an international panel of climate scientists warned Sunday.

$13.5M AWARD IN JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES MOLESTATION CASE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:57
The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.

THE SCIENTOLOGY INQUISITION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:45

Mark "Marty" Rathbun's Place

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MARK HAYES: PLAYING MIND GAMES IN LA WITH SCIENTOLOGISTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:00

My two roommates were Scientologists. I worried I’d be converted says Mark Hayes

WHEN I first arrived in L.A., I lived with two Scientologists, girls, both models. Extremely good-looking. Who cares if the rent was out of my budget and they smoked indoors, it was a no-brainer.

I assumed I would slowly be brainwashed into joining them. So I waited and waited.

SOUTHERN EVANGELICALS: DWINDLING—AND TAKING THE GOP EDGE WITH THEM...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:27

Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics.

SCIENTOLOGY CELEBRITY COMEDY FRAUD EXPOSED... (video)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:17

Scientology used celebrity comediennes to promote a comedy event they were using to promote their church to aspiring entertainers, but Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, Elaine Boozler and others may not have been enthusiastic at being used unknowingly to promote L. Ron Hubbard's religion.

 

(video) ERNEST ANGLEY’S GRACE CATHEDRAL ROCKED BY ACCUSATIONS INVOLVING ABORTIONS AND VASECTOMIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:23

Depending whom you ask, one of two things is happening at the big Cuyahoga Falls church run by legendary television evangelist Ernest Angley:

• The devil himself has infiltrated the church, and Angley, who is a prophet of God, has been working tirelessly to fight him off.

The Two Big Climate Destabilization Shockers you should know for planning your and your family's future.

Submitted by fadmin on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:26

The two big shockers of climate destabilization caused by fossil fuel pollution induced global warming are:

Shocker 1.) No matter what we do now humanity will be sadly facing a global average temperature increase of 6-12 degrees Fahrenheit within as little as 40-70 years. This is that based on an internal dialectical meta-system analysis of over 7,000 pages of the current climate data research and summaries.

BACK TO SCHOOL 2014: SO YOU'RE THINKING OF JOINING A CULT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:04

The Desire to Belong When You're Young Can Be Dangerous

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My parents were afraid that if I went away to college I would join a cult. So I did. Briefly.

EXPERTS TO HIGHLIGHT “UNDUE INFLUENCE” AT LONDON PRESS CONFERENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 16:59
Experts will be meeting in London to help raise awareness of undue influence

Experts will be meeting in London to help raise awareness of undue influence

A workshop by author and respected cult expert Steven Hassan on the topic of undue influence has been organized for this coming weekend in London, and is already over-subscribed.

Australia Joins Fight Against ISIS

Submitted by adminx on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:28

THE HILL October 3, 2014 by Jesse Byrnes

Australia will join the fight against the Islamic State and Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) with airstrikes as well as advisers on the ground in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday.

"I want to stress that only Iraq can defeat ISIL, but Iraq shouldn't be alone, and as far as Australia and our allies are concerned, Iraq won't be alone," Abbott said.

BRITAIN STRIKES ISIS: RAF Tornadoes Bomb ISIS Heavy Weaponry

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:19

CNN Tuesday September 30, 20914

British military aircraft carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq today, Britain's defense ministry said.

Irbil, Iraq (CNN) -- The United Kingdom said it conducted its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq on Tuesday, striking targets four days after Parliament voted to approve the country's involvement.

OMG! Does the apple not fall far from the tree? Descendant of Scientology’s founder has disciples of his own...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:28

Slam poet Jamie DeWolf is the harshest critic of his great-grandfather L. Ron Hubbard.

Photo: TIM HUSSIN / Special To The Chronicle

Two red-haired, almond-eyed boys — each possessing an other-worldly ability to mesmerize an audience and capture its allegiance — are born 66 years apart.

The first, born in 1911, leads disciples in the tens of thousands by founding a religion called Scientology.

Bombs Rain Down on Isis in Syria

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:16

CNN Tuesday September 23, 2014

U.S., Arab nations strike ISIS in Syria; U.S. hits 2nd terror group

The United States and several Arab nations rained bombs on ISIS targets in Syria on Tuesday -- the first U.S. military offensive in the war-torn country and a forceful message to the militant group that the U.S. would not stand by idly while it carried out its rampage of terror.

SCIENTOLOGY: RELIGION OR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ? PART 3

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:58

The view from the lion's den... cont.

The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:30

HUFF POST GREEN September 15, 2014 by Nick Visser

This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history.

Proposed Texas Textbooks Distort Climate Change Facts

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:30

National Center for Science Education September 15, 2014

One textbook absurdly portrays advocacy group as a science authority

An examination of how proposed social studies textbooks for Texas public schools address climate change reveals distortions and bias that misrepresent the broad scientific consensus on the phenomenon.

Extreme Solar Storm Streaking Towards Earth

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:47

CBS NEWS September 11, 2014

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WASHINGTON -- An extreme solar storm is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.

Climate Change Accelerating Death of Western Forests

Submitted by adminx on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:23

USA TODAY September 10, 2014 by Trevor Hughes

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