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Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult - Gizmodo

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:13

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult
Gizmodo
Synanon was a new way of living, as important to its members as any of the world's major religions. "This is the kind of revolution that moved the world from Judaism to Catholicism to Protestantism to Synanism," Dederich would insist. "This is a total ...

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Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult - Gizmodo

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:13

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult
Gizmodo
Synanon was a new way of living, as important to its members as any of the world's major religions. "This is the kind of revolution that moved the world from Judaism to Catholicism to Protestantism to Synanism," Dederich would insist. "This is a total ...

Pine Co. Minister Faces 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Nationwide Warrant Issued - CBS Local

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:56

Headlines & Global News

Pine Co. Minister Faces 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse, Nationwide Warrant Issued
CBS Local
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities have issued a nationwide warrant for a 52-year-old man accused of having sex with two underage girls while ministering to a religious group in Northern Pine County. Victor Arden Barnard, originally of Finlayson, Minn ...
Man accused of abusing 2 girls in 'Maidens Group'Anchorage Daily News
Nationwide manhunt for accused cult leader charged with sexual abuseRick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

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Nationwide manhunt for accused cult leader charged with sexual abuse - Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:27

Nationwide manhunt for accused cult leader charged with sexual abuse
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
Prosecutors say Barnard was the leader of a religious group that set up a compound called The River Road Fellowship in Finlayson, Minnesota. River Road Fellowship is an offshoot of The Way International, which is biblical research, teaching, and ...

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Cult leader and brother charged with assault, other crimes

Religous News Blog - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:25

Cult leader Frederick Madison King, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ Restored has been charged with assualt and a range of other crimes.

Some of the charges date back to 1978 and involve seven victims, who were all members of the church.

Full story: Cult leader and brother charged with assault, other crimes

Weiner Sculpture Garden dedicated at B'nai Torah - Sun-Sentinel

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Weiner Sculpture Garden dedicated at B'nai Torah
Sun-Sentinel
The menorah sits atop a granite pedestal circumferenced by a colorful mosaic fresco, depicting the symbols of the twelve tribes of Israel with their names in English and Hebrew. The sculpture is located in the front of the synagogue and is accompanied ...

Cult Classic Yury Mamleyev Translated for the First Time - The Moscow Times

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:13

The Moscow Times

Cult Classic Yury Mamleyev Translated for the First Time
The Moscow Times
"However, very deep down, this book offers, in fact, a religious vision, and its comedy is earnestly lethal. Yet, in view of its ironic estrangement and dynamic lure — another remainder of Dostoyevsky — ['The Sublimes'] can be read as a sort of ...

The street preachers and religious cults of central Brixton, 2000-2014 - BrixtonBuzz

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:01

BrixtonBuzz

The street preachers and religious cults of central Brixton, 2000-2014
BrixtonBuzz
Long term Brixton residents will recall that the area around Brixton tube station used to be a real hotbed of religious hectoring, with a multitude of God-botherers bellowing out their message. Something of that flavour was recaptured on Saturday ...

Anti-Scientology Conference in Clearwater - New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:43

Anti-Scientology Conference in Clearwater
New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
Griffiths made it to a level of Scientology where he was "clear" and ran a local mission but basically worked as an unpaid salesman, selling self-help books and courses. He says he began questioning the church when he heard of protests around 2008.
Church of Scientology Honors Los Angeles Volunteers at Disaster Response ...PR Web (press release)

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The Original Selfies - Daily Beast

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:05

Daily Beast

The Original Selfies
Daily Beast
Self-portraits today are consumed by general audiences often with the cult of the artist in mind—that they are a window into a true genius or tormented soul, à la Munch or Van Gogh, as well as promotional. However, argues Hall, the point in history ...

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Church of Scientology Honors Los Angeles Volunteers at Disaster Response ... - PR Web (press release)

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 03:25

Church of Scientology Honors Los Angeles Volunteers at Disaster Response ...
PR Web (press release)
Volunteers from across Los Angeles County met today at the Los Angeles headquarters of the Church of Scientology for a disaster response event in honor of National Volunteer Week. They were briefed by leaders in the Los Angeles disaster response ...

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Seven Genocides That Presidents REFUSED to Stop by Al Carroll - Bay Area Indymedia

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Seven Genocides That Presidents REFUSED to Stop by Al Carroll
Bay Area Indymedia
Grant greatly reduced warfare between the US and Native tribes with his Peace Policy. George Bush Sr. kept Saddam Hussein from slaughtering Kurds. The key in all cases was a mix ... to stop mass slaughter. Al Carroll is Assistant Professor of History ...

Blood Moon: A Rare Opportunity to Spend Time With the Kids - Guardian Liberty Voice

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:22

ABC News

Blood Moon: A Rare Opportunity to Spend Time With the Kids
Guardian Liberty Voice
Opinions expressed that religious radicals might use this phenomenon to start cult-like trends all over the world are worrisome. Some, however, will use this opportunity to introduce their children to the wonders of science. In a time where the ...
Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical PropheciesYahoo South Africa
Total lunar eclipse a heavenly spectacle and not end timesPensacola News Journal

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Remembering The Whalers - Sports On Earth

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:18

Remembering The Whalers
Sports On Earth
... retirement lap, The Boston Globe ran an article titled "In Hartford, Whalers are gone but fan support lives on," in which several delusional Connecticutians hold out hope the Whalers will return in what I can only presume is some kind of pseudo ...

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Why We're Quitting Alfonso Cuarón's Believe - io9

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:45

Why We're Quitting Alfonso Cuarón's Believe
io9
Why We're Quitting Alfonso Cuarón's Believe. When we first heard that director Alfonso Cuarón was working on a television series about a superpowered girl, we were excited, although that excitement faded with the rapid turnover of series showrunners ...

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A Brief History of Manischewitz and Other Holy Wines - Slate Magazine (blog)

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:13

Slate Magazine (blog)

A Brief History of Manischewitz and Other Holy Wines
Slate Magazine (blog)
If Livy's History of Rome is to be believed, the matter reached its absurd extreme with the Bacchanalian rites—a cult practice as wetly ecstatic as the pool scene between Neve Campbell and Denise Richards in Wild Things: “When wine, lascivious ...

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William S. Burroughs' Wild Ride with Scientology - io9

Google News - Scientology - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:09

William S. Burroughs' Wild Ride with Scientology
io9
You probably knew that William S. Burroughs had experimented with some unusual ideas during his time — but did you know he joined the Church of Scientology? Pop Apocalypse author and creative writing professor Lee Konstantinou reveals the secret ...

Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical Prophecies - Yahoo South Africa

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:53

NPR

Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical Prophecies
Yahoo South Africa
But the fact that tetrads and lunar eclipses are natural occurrences doesn't faze Hagee, who has pronounced it significant that each blood moon is happening on a significant religious holiday. The April 15 eclipse will happen during Passover, the ...
Total lunar eclipse a heavenly spectacle and not end timesPensacola News Journal

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Ontario police collar head of cult-like church on sex and violence charges - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:37

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Ontario police collar head of cult-like church on sex and violence charges
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Frederick King.Judging from his photo, Frederick King hardly looks like a charismatic religious leader who held a Mormon splinter sect in his thrall. But the pudgy, moustachioed King apparently controlled the Church of Jesus Christ Restored that ...

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Frazier Glenn Miller: Officials call it a 'hate crime'; Aurora, Mo., residents ... - Baxter Bulletin

Google News - Religous Cults - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:01

Frazier Glenn Miller: Officials call it a 'hate crime'; Aurora, Mo., residents ...
Baxter Bulletin
The class focuses on "new religious movements," Embree said, or what some might call "cults." Embree said he personally does not use that word. Embree said today he tries to bring in individuals to speak directly to students because, otherwise, they ...

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