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Letters - Palm Beach Post

1 hour 24 min ago

Letters
Palm Beach Post
Ross Douthat laments the lack of cults nowadays in “The decline of cults may be a bad sign for creativity.” He apparently doesn't realize we now have in the U.S. the biggest religious cult in our history, the tea party. If you are a member of a ...

John Gray: is religion to blame for history's bloodiest wars? - New Statesman

1 hour 58 min ago

New Statesman

John Gray: is religion to blame for history's bloodiest wars?
New Statesman
Ambitious in scope, the book ranges from Zoroaster through biblical Judaism, the rise of Buddhism and the cult of the gentleman in China through to Renaissance humanism, the development of Christian fundamentalism in America and its role in politics ...

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Louis Farrakhan: Ebola and AIDS are "race targeting weapons" - Reason (blog)

2 hours 38 min ago

Reason (blog)

Louis Farrakhan: Ebola and AIDS are "race targeting weapons"
Reason (blog)
At the same time, NOI is, like other forms of religious community, simply a casuality of the basic fact that everyone has more access to more lifestyle choices. In a discussion of the decline of religious cults in contemporary America yesterday, Peter ...

Irvine Welsh: the savage greatness of A Clockwork Orange - Telegraph.co.uk

7 hours 11 min ago

Telegraph.co.uk

Irvine Welsh: the savage greatness of A Clockwork Orange
Telegraph.co.uk
... moral panic that has attended gangs of supposedly lawless, feral young men since, well, for ever. In the post-war, affluent, television age, the persistence and increasing stylisation of urban violence into youth cults seemed to present a new set ...

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CULTUS DEORUM Exhibit Opens Today at Saatchi Gallery - Broadway World

7 hours 59 min ago

CULTUS DEORUM Exhibit Opens Today at Saatchi Gallery
Broadway World
The artist draws upon religious cults including Judaism & Catholicism, political cults such as Nazism and the modern cult of celebrity. Dominic Shepherd creates paintings inspired by his experience of living in Dorset woodland and his interests in ...

Desperate Netanyahu Sticks to Old Lies - Middle East Online

9 hours 56 min ago

Fox News

Desperate Netanyahu Sticks to Old Lies
Middle East Online
The only thing they have in common is that they draw on Islamic doctrines and values as their guiding principles — in the same way that all recent American presidents and some weirdo, kookie Texan cults have all based their actions in Biblical texts ...
Netanyahu's lies are wearing thinThe Daily Star

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The Marcoses never really left home - Inquirer.net

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:59

Inquirer.net

The Marcoses never really left home
Inquirer.net
Religious cults like the Alpha-Omega have sprung to await Marcos' resurrection. As cult member Teresita Maglahus said in 1993: “We are waiting for a miracle in the Philippines, the new Jerusalem. It will be revealed to our countrymen and other nations ...

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The 'World Enough and Time' of - Huffington Post

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:35

The 'World Enough and Time' of
Huffington Post
Big Love, a much-acclaimed HBO series was an intriguing exploration of religious cults and Mormon polygamy that lost focus, but then gathered itself together for a decent final season. Homeland, a spy melodrama still unfolding, was intriguing to begin ...

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The 'World Enough and Time' of The Wire - Huffington Post

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:29

The 'World Enough and Time' of The Wire
Huffington Post
Big Love, a much-acclaimed HBO series was an intriguing exploration of religious cults and Mormon polygamy that lost focus, but then gathered itself together for a decent final season. Homeland, a spy melodrama still unfolding, was intriguing to begin ...

Netanyahu's lies are wearing thin - The Daily Star

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:17

Netanyahu's lies are wearing thin
The Daily Star
Indeed, Iran, Hamas and ISIS all claim to act on the basis of religious principles, even dictates, but they operate in three very different universes that Netanyahu conflates into one. ... The masses of Arabs who are discontented with their socio ...

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A new look for the canonization process under Pope Francis? - National Catholic Reporter (blog)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:27

A new look for the canonization process under Pope Francis?
National Catholic Reporter (blog)
Pope John Paul II has always had a reputation for being the pope who canonized people most liberally: reducing the number of miracles required for beatification and sainthood, abbreviating the wait time after a candidate's death, and naming more saints ...

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The Decline of Cults and the Rise of Subcultures - Reason (blog)

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:27

Reason (blog)

The Decline of Cults and the Rise of Subcultures
Reason (blog)
But the loss of cult fervor has come at a cost, he suggests: "The decline of cults, while good news for anxious parents of potential devotees, might actually be a worrying sign for Western culture, an indicator not only of religious stagnation but of ...

Ross Douthat commentary: Intellectual stagnation is price of fewer cults - Columbus Dispatch

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 06:17

Ross Douthat commentary: Intellectual stagnation is price of fewer cults
Columbus Dispatch
Like most children of the Reagan era, I grew up with a steady diet of media warnings about the perils of religious cults — the gurus who lurked in wait for the unwary and confused, offering absolute certainty with the aftertaste of poisoned Kool-Aid ...

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Douthat: The decline of cults - Longview News-Journal

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 05:09

Douthat: The decline of cults
Longview News-Journal
Like most children of the Reagan era, I grew up with a steady diet of media warnings about the perils of religious cults — the gurus who lurked in wait for the unwary and confused, offering absolute certainty with the aftertaste of poisoned Kool-Aid ...

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The health effects of leaving religion - Quartz

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:12

The health effects of leaving religion
Quartz
A third of American adults under 30, and a fifth of all Americans don't identify with any religion, according to a 2012 study by Pew Research (an increase from 15% in 2007). But though scientists have studied people who leave cults, research on the ...

We are all Hare Krishnas now, meditation goes mainstream - Irish Independent

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 21:35

Irish Independent

We are all Hare Krishnas now, meditation goes mainstream
Irish Independent
After the usual sex scandals and so on that plague most cults and religions, many modern Hare Krishnas live what they call "householder lives", meaning they don't chant in airports anymore, instead leading lives of devotion and spirituality while ...

A Race Devoid of Race: Racial Politics of Brazil's Election - Brown Political Review

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:52

Brown Political Review

A Race Devoid of Race: Racial Politics of Brazil's Election
Brown Political Review
Rather than compensating for her personal devotion with a developed government program to legitimize religions like Candomblé, Silva limits herself in her platform to “combat disrespectful attitudes towards Afro-Brazilian cults.” Even Silva's campaign ...

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Farmers Market Marijuana - Reason

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:58

Reason

Farmers Market Marijuana
Reason
But in the intellectual realm, the stagnation he identifies seems readily apparent, since whole swaths of political, ideological and religious terrain that fascinated earlier generations have been mostly written off in ours. As Mark Lilla noted in a ...

The Health Effects of Leaving Religion - The Atlantic

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:01

The Atlantic

The Health Effects of Leaving Religion
The Atlantic
But though scientists have studied people who leave cults, research on the health effects of leaving religion is slim. "Just like it's hard to unlearn English, it's hard for people to unlearn the concept of hell." The most mainstream research on this ...

Religion and the Devaluing of Our Very Existence - Onislam.net

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:50

Onislam.net

Religion and the Devaluing of Our Very Existence
Onislam.net
We've seen it in the Crusades, in the Holocaust, and today, it is manifesting in so many different ways, from cults, to racist organizations, to terrorist groups, it is frightening. It almost feels, I am afraid to even write normal. This violence - the ...

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