This is part of an archive from the former DCI site in Aarhus, Denmark. Our web master is doing sterling work to provide information from this archive to make sure that the great work of Johannes Aagaard will be preserved. We remember his great contribution 6 years after his death!
When Johannes Aagaard retired in 1998 he hoped to bring a massive amount of material into the public domain and to write significant material where he could bring his great genius to realisation.
Johannes Aagaard was a Danish theologian and evangelist. He was a professor of missiology at the University of Aarhus and was active in the Christian countercult movement as the founder of the Dialog
His awareness of the cult phenomenon was unique, and his record of successful court cases against Scientology was impressive!
When in dialogue with Fecris he put forward the view that you can’t understand deeds without understanding creeds or beliefs. Fecris stressed they only looked at deeds. Dialogue Ireland was part of this Christian apologetic movement. However, it has now moved its direction from a Faith based organisation to that of protecting Human Rights.
So now being part of Fecris raises no problem for us as we see the issue is not about beliefs but about influence. That does not mean it does not help to understand a movement to look at their beliefs. This seems to be the position of the French Interior Minister Valls.
Fecris is secular but not secularist. Religious organisations assisting victims must retain their faith basis, but it is not about promoting religion. Secularist and Religious believers’ must not just cooperate together but celebrate the unity of purpose we share on Cultism.