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8 Notorious Los Angeles Cult Locations: Then and Now - Curbed LA

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:01

Curbed LA

8 Notorious Los Angeles Cult Locations: Then and Now
Curbed LA
FUN FACT: Speaking of fucking, the Children of God used "Flirty Fishing," a form of religious prostitution, to convert men to their cause. Women who participated in Flirty Fishing were referred to as "God's Whores." The practice lasted until 1987, when ...

Cults Week - Curbed National

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:25

Cults Week
Curbed National
But Point Loma was probably not really a cult. It's hard to find the differences between a cult and a religion once you start looking for them, but City of Quartz author Mike Davis gave us some pretty useful criteria in an email: "I think the key ...

Religion Unites and Divides - Huffington Post

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:26

Huffington Post

Religion Unites and Divides
Huffington Post
The producers did have us notice and portray some murders in America of abortionists by religion-inspired fanatics, and feature a couple of "cults" that offered suicidal or murderous examples for the camera and the audience. But add up the fatalities ...

West must engage with progressive Muslim world to end malaise - The Australian

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:14

West must engage with progressive Muslim world to end malaise
The Australian
ISLAMIC State, Boko Haram, the Taliban, al-Qa'ida and several more Islamist cults that have cropped up in the past couple of decades and are running amok — destroying lives and communities, devastating economies and regions, and ruining peace and ...

Get PJ Media on your Apple - PJ Media

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:01

PJ Media

Get PJ Media on your Apple
PJ Media
Editor's Note: This series attempts to juxtapose the high and the low, surveying each day's trashy headlines and disturbing crime stories and comparing them with with the religious practices of nature-worshipping death cults. Yes — it's celebrity ...

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Movies Feature Re-Viewed: Logan's Run changed sci-fi blockbusters forever - Digital Spy UK

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:19

Digital Spy UK

Movies Feature Re-Viewed: Logan's Run changed sci-fi blockbusters forever
Digital Spy UK
In that 1970s light, the plastic surgery sequence becomes satirical, while the whole concept of the renewal procedure (essentially a mass ritual suicide, with each participant believing they'll be saved) has definite echoes of religious cults. If you ...

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Re-Viewed: Logan's Run - Digital Spy UK

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 05:03

Digital Spy UK

Re-Viewed: Logan's Run
Digital Spy UK
In that 1970s light, the plastic surgery sequence becomes satirical, while the whole concept of the renewal procedure (essentially a mass ritual suicide, with each participant believing they'll be saved) has definite echoes of religious cults. If you ...

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Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation - American Thinker

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 02:16

Body and Soul: The State of the Jewish Nation
American Thinker
Zionism arose in Europe in the nineteenth century with religious thinkers, says Lord Sacks, but then it became a nationalist phenomenon in which, as it were, Jews heard the call of God. When, in 1881, vicious pogroms broke out in more than 100 Russian ...

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WATCH: Glenn Close Shares Life Growing up in a Cult - Charisma News

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:01

Charisma News

WATCH: Glenn Close Shares Life Growing up in a Cult
Charisma News
Glenn Close, seen here at the "Guardians of the Galaxy" premiere in Hollywood in July, recently talked about her childhood in a cult. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni). Glenn Close, the 67-year-old, Oscar-nominated actress, grew up in a religious cult called the ...

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Controversy…Preachers' where art thou? - New Pittsburgh Courier

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:24

New Pittsburgh Courier

Controversy…Preachers' where art thou?
New Pittsburgh Courier
These so-called spiritual liberators have given a new meaning to the old Sidney Portier, Harry Belafonte movie classic; “Buck and the Preacher” because now all that really seems to matter are bucks and the preachers. In the brothel of some religious ...

A conversation with an ex-Mormon who started his own cult - Salt Lake City Weekly

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:47

Salt Lake City Weekly

A conversation with an ex-Mormon who started his own cult
Salt Lake City Weekly
I know the word cult is coming, so it's best to just use it yourself and reclaim it. You know, this is sort of a counter-culture religion, and one element of counter culture is to reclaim things from the mainstream that are negative and make them seem ...

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel: Review - National Post

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:04

National Post

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel: Review
National Post
British Columbia-born novelist Emily St. John Mandel assuredly knew about Ebola — a viral strain first identified in 1976 — when she imagined her “Georgia Flu” in her novel Station Eleven. But the Georgia Flu — named after the former Soviet republic ...

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Ebola Nurses Are Braver Than Soldiers - Daily Beast

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:56

Daily Beast

Ebola Nurses Are Braver Than Soldiers
Daily Beast
The idea that religious conservatives could take down Black Sabbath or take down J.K. Rowling or that Jack Thompson could take down EA and Take Two Interactive was always ridiculous. Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the ... Yes, in ...

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Why 'Left Behind' Is Window Into Mind of Christian America — and an Awful Movie - Jewish Daily Forward

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 07:28

Jewish Daily Forward

Why 'Left Behind' Is Window Into Mind of Christian America — and an Awful Movie
Jewish Daily Forward
I wrote my dissertation on a Jewish messianic movement, and I'm irresistibly attracted to UFO cults, Y2K, the rapture. I'm just fascinated that so many people really believe this, and why. This is also the reality for a gigantic slice of Americans ...

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The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and ... - Daily Beast

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:49

Daily Beast

The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and ...
Daily Beast
The idea that religious conservatives could take down Black Sabbath or take down J.K. Rowling or that Jack Thompson could take down EA and Take Two Interactive was always ridiculous. Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the ... Yes, in ...

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GamerGate & the Root of Reactionary Rage - Daily Beast

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:49

Daily Beast

GamerGate & the Root of Reactionary Rage
Daily Beast
The idea that religious conservatives could take down Black Sabbath or take down J.K. Rowling or that Jack Thompson could take down EA and Take Two Interactive was always ridiculous. Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the ... Yes, in ...

GamerGate & the Root of Reactionary Rage - Daily Beast

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:49

Daily Beast

GamerGate & the Root of Reactionary Rage
Daily Beast
The idea that religious conservatives could take down Black Sabbath or take down J.K. Rowling or that Jack Thompson could take down EA and Take Two Interactive was always ridiculous. Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the ... Yes, in ...

Why 'Left Behind' Is Window Into Mind of Christian America — and an Awful Movie - Jewish Daily Forward

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:01

Jewish Daily Forward

Why 'Left Behind' Is Window Into Mind of Christian America — and an Awful Movie
Jewish Daily Forward
I wrote my dissertation on a Jewish messianic movement, and I'm irresistibly attracted to UFO cults, Y2K, the rapture. I'm just fascinated that so many people really believe this, and why. This is also the reality for a gigantic slice of Americans ...

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TECH & INNOVATION The Home That Cults Built—Storm God Temple Found in ... - Science Times

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:59

Science Times

TECH & INNOVATION The Home That Cults Built—Storm God Temple Found in ...
Science Times
The vast courtyard, spanning 52 feet by 52 feet, found amongst the Tel Burna site indicated to archaeologists that the site may be the location of an even larger cult complex. And artifacts discovered within the complex revealed a possible use for the ...

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If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq? - Spectator.co.uk

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:07

Spectator.co.uk

If Turkey turns on the West, what hope is there for Syria and Iraq?
Spectator.co.uk
Somewhere in the Middle East must exist the will to create peace and prosperity in place of dictatorships and religious death cults. But it is going to be a long campaign to draw it out if we cannot find common purpose with a supposed ally and Nato ...

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