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ABC cuts should have been takenwell beforehand - The Australian (blog)

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ABC cuts should have been takenwell beforehand
The Australian (blog)
Hitlerism also began as a righteous national socialism. But such death cults need glorious labels, drums and war chants. I pray Bill Mathew (Letters, 24/11) reads of the fratricidal conflicts between various Arab religious groups in the Middle East ...

Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Global Frequency' Takes Warren Ellis' DC Comics Title To ... - Mstarz

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:07

Mstarz

Jerry Bruckheimer's 'Global Frequency' Takes Warren Ellis' DC Comics Title To ...
Mstarz
After a successful run with their superhero TV shows, another title from the DC Comics Universe is heading its way towards the television screen. Blockbuster producer Jerry Bruckheimer will adapt Warren Ellis' comic book, Global Frequency, as a live ...

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Flip Side: Ghosts from the past - Indian Express

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:43

Flip Side: Ghosts from the past
Indian Express
Religious cults: It boggles the mind how millions still believe in miracles, but no one seems to mind, or care, when they are promised a cure for cancer through prayer and prasad. Or healing through milk that has bathed the body of a guru. Ignore the ...

Rampal the fallen 'god' of Barawal - Daily News & Analysis

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:34

Daily News & Analysis

Rampal the fallen 'god' of Barawal
Daily News & Analysis
The dera leaders are a variation of India's godmen because they hold their supporters in thrall, mostly confine them to fortified ashrams and like most cults have deviant sexual practices (incest, polygamy, orgies), miracles and a religious mumbo-jumbo ...

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Review: Darcey Steinke's 'Sister Golden Hair' - MiamiHerald.com

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:48

Review: Darcey Steinke's 'Sister Golden Hair'
MiamiHerald.com
While her dad migrates from religious cults to consciousness-raising groups in search of enlightenment, Jesse moves on to another lesson in building a better girl. Her new best friend is Sheila, who hooks up with a teacher in the not-so-exotic French ...

Is Islam a violent religion? - ChristianToday

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:13

ChristianToday

Is Islam a violent religion?
ChristianToday
... predestination and free will, salvation and the knowledge of God – all familiar questions in Christian theology too. In the case of the Athari, they argue about whether to argue at all. There are also various types of popular devotion, such as the ...

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Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion - PC World India

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:18

Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion
PC World India
...the iPhone isn't just another phone, and Apple isn't just another phone manufacturer. It's a brand with a cult following, whose new products inspire sane people to squat for hours outside the nearest Apple store like Wiccans worshipping before ...

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Hit Man Targets Baptist Pastor, but God Delivers Him From Evil - Charisma News

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:10

Charisma News

Hit Man Targets Baptist Pastor, but God Delivers Him From Evil
Charisma News
The law grants social workers and law enforcement the authority to investigate religious "cults" and assist "victims" whom they determine have been "damaged" by participation in such groups. Church leaders and legal experts criticize the vaguely ...

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The Temple Mount: A Brief History - FailedMessiah.com

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:53

The Temple Mount: A Brief History
FailedMessiah.com
Prehistoric peoples may have worshipped pagan gods on in various forms and through various pre-monotheistic local religious cults until the site eventually became holy to the ancient Israelites. . But it may be the site first became holy only when King ...

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Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion - Macworld UK

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:13

Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion
Macworld UK
...the iPhone isn't just another phone, and Apple isn't just another phone manufacturer. It's a brand with a cult following, whose new products inspire sane people to squat for hours outside the nearest Apple store like Wiccans worshipping before ...

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Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion - Macworld (blog)

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:55

Macworld (blog)

Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion
Macworld (blog)
...the iPhone isn't just another phone, and Apple isn't just another phone manufacturer. It's a brand with a cult following, whose new products inspire sane people to squat for hours outside the nearest Apple store like Wiccans worshipping before ...

Mass death at Jonestown remembered at annual memorial - SFGate (blog)

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 21:15

SFGate (blog)

Mass death at Jonestown remembered at annual memorial
SFGate (blog)
Experts say cults and religious organizations are very complex, and predicting violence within such groups today is difficult. “I think there are groups that might turn to violence,” said Rebecca Moore, professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State ...

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The Islamic State and The Balkans. Washington Sends in Prosecutors and ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 18:48

The Islamic State and The Balkans. Washington Sends in Prosecutors and ...
Center for Research on Globalization
While the government of Edi Rama has appointed as chairman of its State Committee on Cults the Salafi Ilir Hoxholli who had led protests against the Syrian government in Tirana between 2012 and 2013, it has also armed jihadis from Syria to Libya ...

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What is driving French nationals to join Islamic State? - BBC News

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:13

BBC News

What is driving French nationals to join Islamic State?
BBC News
But, he says, it's also precisely because most of them don't come from a Muslim religious culture and aren't looking for religion at all. Instead they are isolated teenagers, "fast-tracked" into an extreme ideology, "a cult", whose appeal is very ...

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What is driving French nationals to join Islamic State? - BBC News

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:08

BBC News

What is driving French nationals to join Islamic State?
BBC News
But, he says, it's also precisely because most of them don't come from a Muslim religious culture and aren't looking for religion at all. Instead they are isolated teenagers, "fast-tracked" into an extreme ideology, "a cult", whose appeal is very ...

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What does US legal aid mean for Balkan Muslims? - Daily Sabah

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:44

What does US legal aid mean for Balkan Muslims?
Daily Sabah
While the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama appointed the Salafi activist, Ilir Hoxholli, who had led protests against the Syrian government in Tirana between 2012 and 2013, as chairman of its State Committee on Cults, it has also armed jihadis ...

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The Hasidic Community Is Not a Cult - Jewish Daily Forward

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 05:04

Jewish Daily Forward

The Hasidic Community Is Not a Cult
Jewish Daily Forward
But generally the term cult as used today denotes a religious group with a deviant set of beliefs whose magnetic leaders engage in physically and mentally coercive control and abuse their positions by exploiting followers for sex and personal enrichment.

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The Hasidic Community Is Not a Cult - Jewish Daily Forward

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 05:03

Jewish Daily Forward

The Hasidic Community Is Not a Cult
Jewish Daily Forward
The definition of “cult” is itself open to argument. One person's cult is another's religion. But generally the term cult as used today denotes a religious group with a deviant set of beliefs whose magnetic leaders engage in physically and mentally ...

Turning Customers Into Cultists - The Atlantic

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00

The Atlantic

Turning Customers Into Cultists
The Atlantic
Like most quasi-religious ceremonies, this one made little sense to outside observers. But the iPhone isn't just another phone, and Apple isn't just another phone manufacturer. It's a brand with a cult following, whose new products inspire sane people ...

Václav Havel and the Velvet Revolution, 25 years later - Constitution Daily (blog)

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:07

Constitution Daily (blog)

Václav Havel and the Velvet Revolution, 25 years later
Constitution Daily (blog)
The end of the era of rationalism has been catastrophic: Armed with the same super modern weapons, often from the same suppliers, and followed by television cameras, the members of various tribal cults are at war with one another. By day, we work with ...

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