Mainstream Christians can learn from Christian Science’s rise and steep decline, and see its new incarnation in ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.’
The relationship between Scientology and NOI goes back nearly two decades. It’s an alliance one wishes were confined to the realm of science fiction.
You don’t have to be a part of a death cult to experience exploitative persuasion designed to modify your speech, behavior, attitudes, thoughts, and relationships. So why not study such things to build up your defenses?
As horrifying as the Jonestown tape is, it also offers us a stark, invaluable lesson on the weakness of the human mind when it’s put into isolation and subjected to coercive persuasion.
In spite of negative reviews from outlets such as the New Republic and The Ringer, this is an astoundingly adult and sympathetic attempt at telling the Waco slaughter story right.
The man who designed the security system at the main center for Scientology on the West says it eventually was used to keep people from escaping.
While the stories of suicide in episode two and three are indeed tragic and heart-breaking, how much responsibility does Scientology have for them?
Season one of Leah Remini’s Scientology special was about telling the stories of its victims. Season two is about taking it down.
Leah Remini and Mike Rinder want this second (and previously unplanned) season of their A&E show to do something more than just give Scientology a black eye.
The concern that Christians who embrace the Benedict Option are retreating into a cultish, anti-social lifestyle is perhaps the most common criticism of Rod Dreher’s book. But not accurate.
It’s past time to ponder the quote from Thomas Jefferson: ‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.’
Leah Remini illustrated how ‘disconnection’ keeps doubters involved in Scientology long after they would have preferred to depart, and just how devastating it can be for those affected.
Leah Remini’s newest A&E episode on Scientology reveals some of the most horrific and shocking stories of ex-‘church’ members yet.
What makes Scientology a cult instead of just an extreme religion? The two latest episodes explained the difference better than any of the previous episodes.
While many on the outside of Scientology view it as a sci-fi cult, on Leah Remini’s latest episode Mary Kahn artfully explained how and why it is able to draw in adherents.
The second episode in Leah Remini’s series about the cult of Scientology shows just how far the religion’s leaders will go to destroy you.
The only compelling reason to embrace the doomsdayers’ radical interpretation is that it pairs well with your aversion to sucking the snot of a toddler’s nose.
Enjoy an excerpt from a new ebook about a colorful nineteenth-century religious leader who makes for fascinating reading during holiday down-time.
In these times of growing confusion and delusion, we must learn all we can about how to keep our minds free from coercive manipulation.
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