When is a Religion a Cult?

From Inform Inform believes it is important to recognise that definitions are man-made decisions. Exactly what characteristics are ‘put together’ under a label, and where the distinguishing boundaries are drawn between different phenomena, can vary from place to place and time to time.1 Furthermore, different people may use the same concept to refer to very different things. Sometimes a term is ...

The Art of Living in Modern India

Revealer Jake Halpern December 12, 2012 When I think of India, the same bizarre sound always resonates in my head. It is not the sound of muezzin, or Bollywood soundtracks, or auto-rickshaw drivers cursing at plodding elephants, though there was plenty of that. No. It’s the sound of a lone man sawing a piece of ...

A Simple, Natural, Relaxation Technique?

TranceNet: Joe Kellet I’d like to relate a few of my adventures from my years as a TM meditator and teacher. PART I: SOMETHING GOOD IS HAPPENING! At TM introductory lectures no mention is made that there could be any unpleasant experiences associated with TM. True to it’s nature as an “esoteric” teaching (a teaching ...

Reverend Moon: Cult leader, CIA asset and Bush family friend

ScoopBob Fitrakis Reverend Moon: Cult leader, CIA asset, and Bush family friend is dead September 5, 2012 The death of Reverend Sun Myung Moon hopefully ends one of the strangest chapters in U.S. security industrial complex history. The self-proclaimed “Messiah” who owned dozens of businesses including Kahr Arms, and who once claimed to have presided ...

Unification Church Leader Outs Ex-Gay Guru Richard Cohen as Moonie?

Ex-Gay Watch Dave Rattigan October 31, 2012 Ex-gay maverick Richard Cohen is a member of the Unification Church, according to the leader of the religious group better known as the Moonies. Church president Hyung Jin Moon made the claim at a Bay Area town hall meeting earlier this month: Richard Cohen is a member in ...

Reverend Moon: Cult leader, CIA asset and Bush family friend

Scoop Bob Fitrakis September 5, 2012 The death of Reverend Sun Myung Moon hopefully ends one of the strangest chapters in U.S. security industrial complex history. The self-proclaimed “Messiah” who owned dozens of businesses including Kahr Arms, and who once claimed to have presided over Jesus’ wedding posthumously in order to get the Christian savior ...

Reverend Sun Myung Moon dead at 92

He was a self-proclaimed messiah and friend of the powerful September 2, 2012 GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) – The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Monday. He was 92. ...