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 Hello!

Does anyone have any info about Sukyo Mahikari?? I've just come across this phenomenon, my friend turned out to be its member. I'm totally confused and would like to find out smth about it. It would be perfect if some ex-members or current members of this organisation wrote about their experience. Because I'm quite concerned about the matter...
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book

I forgot to ask in my last entry whether there were books on cults that anyone could recommend.  I'm not interested in propaganda or self-help books, but in learning about cults and cult behavior from an anthropological or sociological perspective.  (I'm attending school for anthropology and may get a double-major in archeology and sociology.)  Thanks in advance for any helpful responses.
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"Cover Panda" by Daniel Araujo

Hi

Hello, I am new.  I just created this LiveJournal account yesterday.  I am 26 years old and my family left the cult in which I was born when I was age 14.  It's something that's been on my mind a lot the last couple years because of how much it has impacted my life without my realizing it, and because I recently had some problems with people whom I thought were friends but have shown many of the same cult-like behaviors around which I was raised.

I thought that maybe joining a community like this on LiveJournal could help me work through some things and discuss some things that I don't tend much to discuss with other people.  I am not so much interested in going over my whole life in the cult as I am in learning about cult behaviors and things so that I can recognize and not be a part of them.

The cult in which I was raised was a biblical one, based on the Jehovah's Witnesses organization and founded by a former such member whom had claimed to be a resurrected prophet.  (They have a website here: The Restored Israel of YAHWEH.)  I no longer believe really anything they taught me.  I don't reject all spiritual things, but have no interest in ever being part of any organized religion, with or without formal structure.  (The recent experience I've had with people exhibiting cult-like behaviors is not that of a formally organized group, but a deliberately unorganized group which exhibits the same behaviors.)

I guess I have nothing more to say for now.  I will go and see if I can find some breakfast.
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I always thought it was rather new

11:18 AM 4/7/07 · Flipping channels, killing time, putting off how long it will be till I go out to go see The Reaping. On the Comedy Channel they're showing Airplane (the first one obviously) and it's that part where that all important captain is entering the airport and he's fighting his way through all the religious freaks and people with causes...

...basically a bunch of pamphlet pushers. Every airport has some variation of them.

One of them, that I believe received a double spin kick to the head, said something about scientology. While I'm aware they've been around for awhile, and I partially blame this on the fact that a recent negative spin in the news of late may be the cause of this, I've only been relatively aware of them fairly recently.

Don't know offhand when Airplane came out, early 80's or thereabouts, but just how old is scientology? When was it created exactly?
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Great idea for a community! Is anyone else as interested in the Satanic cults of the late 60s as I am? Finding information on them is a bit difficult, but it's truly a fascinating subject.
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footsteps on the path

Whatever your spiritual/religious belief system is, when the time comes that you pass from this Existance and go into the Next, how do you think you'll feel when you discover whatever it is you think you know as the Truth turns out not to be?
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Hello Darlings!

Hello!
I'm new new here, so I don't really have anything important to say, but I just wanted everyone to know that this community is great! So useful and sweet!


Jack.
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Hello. I just joined, because I saw a History Channel show about the Ku Klux Klan. There was modern footage. I knew that there were still Klan members active and rallying, but seeing them on screen kind of woke me up. A Klan member said, "We hate N******, we hate Jews, and we hate Catholics, and we hate S****(anti-Latino racial epithet). We don't need a reason to hate them. We hate them because they exist, because they breathe."
I was so saddened by that footage, and also footage of a cross burning ceremony with small children in Klan robes.
I just wonder, how do these folks cope with that level of hatred given our multicultural society? How do they step out their door in the morning, knowing that they may have to work with minority, or cross paths with a neighbor of a different religion?