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Are doomsday believers grooming teens at local business?

Posted by doctore0 on November 30, 2015


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DVD shows how easily cults can recruit young people

Posted by doctore0 on May 7, 2015

Working with lawyers and psychological experts, victims of cult groups have released a DVD to warn young people of the danger of joining religious cults and antisocial organizations.

The DVD was created by the Japan Society for Cult Prevention and Recovery (JSCPR) to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Aum Shinrikyo’s nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system that left 13 people dead and thousands sickened.

The DVD is titled “Cult: Sugu Soba ni Aru Kiki” (Cult: Crisis just beside you).

“What is important is that people understand cults can exist right beside them,” said Kimiaki Nishida, a psychological professor at Rissho University who serves as chairman of the group.

Nishida added that some cult groups are currently working to enlist recruits as young as junior and senior high school students.

“I will be happy if our DVD will be used for classes and orientations at schools,” he said.

The group, formed after the March 20, 1995, attack by Aum Shinrikyo, works to develop strategies to combat groups that violate human rights and exhibit antisocial behavior. These include religious cults and groups that claim to hold self-improvement seminars, but often have other aims.
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This one is pretty good

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Former FLDS Follower Has Standoff With Church Members

Posted by doctore0 on April 26, 2015

When Sabrina Tetzner went to retrieve her children, an angry crowd mobbed her and tried to delay the reunion.

Religion poisons everything.

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VICE Meets Marty Rathbun, Former Senior Executive of the Church of Scientology

Posted by doctore0 on March 29, 2015

This week, VICE meets Mark “Marty” Rathbun, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology who left the church in 2004. He is a key subject of Alex Gibney’s new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which is being released March 29 through HBO Documentary Films. We discuss his past in the Church of Scientology, auditing, and the harassment techniques allegedly used by the church.

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Religious sect shuns doctor, children pay the price

Posted by doctore0 on January 21, 2015

Religion poisons everything and everybody

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“My Father Offered Me as a ‘Maiden Sacrifice to an Alleged Cult Leader”

Posted by doctore0 on November 26, 2014

Yet another crazy god-guy

Lindsay claims that from ages 13 to 23 she was one of 10 “maidens” and was sexually abused by alleged cult leader Victor Barnard — a fugitive currently facing 59 felony charges, including criminal sexual conduct. Lindsay blames her father, Carmen, for turning a blind eye. Carmen says he had no idea what his daughter was going through, because Barnard had such a mental hold on him — and he’s desperate to repair his relationship with Lindsay. Emotions run high when the two come together for the first time in more than a year. How does Lindsay say she finally escaped nearly a decade of alleged abuse? And, what red flags does she say her father ignored? Plus, can this father and daughter move forward in healing and forgiveness? This program contains strong language and adult subject matter.

Cult leader Victor Barnard is on the 15 most wanted list
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Ohio pastor forced vasectomies and abortions

Posted by doctore0 on October 14, 2014

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Siberian ‘Messiah’

Posted by doctore0 on January 30, 2014

Yet another crazy cult..

A self-proclaimed Messiah has been operating in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk Region. The founding father of the Vissarion Brotherhood and the Church of the Last Testament, who calls himself “The Teacher,” predicts a new Great Flood, promises salvation and spiritual perfection to his followers. His followers choose to abandon their homes and build settlements near the sacred Mountain, where “The Teacher” lives. One woman, a former member of the sect, shares her experience and explains how her new faith has torn her family apart.

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Woman, 19, ‘crucified to expel demons’, torture trial begins

Posted by doctore0 on October 8, 2013

It’s the crazy Seventh Day Adventist

FOUR former members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church have gone on trial for torture over a violent, crucifixion-style exorcism carried out on a 19-year-old woman.

Three men and a woman are accused of tying up the Cameroonian teenager in the position of Christ on the cross and keeping her bound to a mattress for seven days in the belief that her body had been possessed by the devil.

The four, including the victim’s former boyfriend, were charged with kidnapping, acts of torture and barbarism.

When police discovered the woman at a housing estate in Grigny in the southern Paris suburbs, she was emaciated, dehydrated, in a state of shock and showed signs of having been beaten.

The victim later testified that her captors had kept her alive by feeding her small amounts of oil and water.

Her former boyfriend, Eric Deron, is accused of being the instigator of the assault and, according to prosecutors, had delusions of being a sort of prophet on a divine mission

According to statements made by the accused, the exorcism was organised after the victim allegedly leaped on Deron whilst babbling incomprehensibly, an attack he took as evidence she had been possessed by the devil.
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Indonesian Protesters Say Beauty Contest Is An Insult To Islam

Posted by doctore0 on September 18, 2013

Religion = Cancer of the mind!

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