John Purcell makes a further reply to “Worker” post

Reply from a ‘Worker’ to the post, “Two by Twos” by someone who grew up and out of the movement.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/reply-from-a-worker-to-the-post-two-by-twos-by-someone-who-grew-up-and-out-of-the-movement/

If I look at the quotes here and the worker’s response, on the whole the quotes more reflect my own experience (from thirty years ago in the UK, and as far as I can tell not very much has changed since then). Mentioning the origin of the group is a big no-no; members here as far as I know are still generally unaware of it. I was always told “the meetings” have no Earthly founder, unlike other sects and denominations. People are discouraged somewhat from associating with outsiders (although I have never been shunned by my relatives in the “Truth”). Continue reading

Two by Twos, Cooneyites, Dippers and many more like ‘No Name,’ mentioned on Today with Sean O’Rourke

Southern Protestants and UCD Folklore Project
Friday 17 February 2017 12:00
Researcher Deirdre Nuttall of the National Folklore Collection and journalist and farmer from Wexford, Margaret Hawkins spoke to us this morning.

You can hear about Margaret Hawkins experience starting at 5:30 on the Report.

Then so that the public can study about them here is a link to them on our blog.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/christian/two-by-twos/
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Liveline covers the opening of Scientology Org. HQ in Dublin.

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Joe Duffy talked to Daniel about his near recruitment to the Scientology Org. Daniel does not seem to understand that they were trying to hook him big time. He has some insight into the goals of Scientology but seems rather naive as to his playing with fire. He does gain some insight into the new HQ on Merrion Square but in general does not grasp the enormity of what he has got himself involved with.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/therapy-groups/scientology

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Sociopaths can be found everywhere. Here we look at the US Presidency

This article was published by Tomas West under the title:

The Trump administration’s Moral Compass

It is estimated that sociopaths occupy about 1% of the general population.  A small number, but they have a significant effect on their prey. Victims often experience a profound emotional response and may demonstrate symptoms akin to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading

Lamaism rather than Buddhism. “In the Name of Enlightenment – Sex Scandal in Religion” – About Sogyal Rinpoche

We publish the story around the abuser Sogyal Rinpoche who has a centre in West Cork which President McAleese continues to endorse.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/tibetan-buddhism-lamaism/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/category/buddhist/rigpa/

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/bad-karma-by-gabrielle-monaghan-sunday-times-june-12-2011-rigpas-sogyal/

Mary Finnigan: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr…
Interview with Mary Finnigan: http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/myt…
Marion Dapsance: https://www.academia.edu/8283817/_Whe…
Interview with Olivier Raurich: http://buddhism-controversy-blog.com/…
Interview with Mimi: https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com…
Interview with Marion Dapsance: https://buddhism-controversy-blog.com…

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Terrifying Freedom, a novel by Linda Smith

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Sometimes you need a novel to break through the cultist mental manipulation?

Linda Smith wrote recently,

I just read an article on your webpage regarding Catholic Lay Movements with cultist attributes. Some former members of these movements questioned why some bishops are so slow to take seriously their concerns about these organizations.

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Erdoğan’s Turkey, now challenges Khomeinist Iran for the title of the Middle East’s most dangerous regime

 

Two Bullies, Putin and Erdoğan, Try Friendship

by Daniel Pipes
Australian
December 23, 2016

http://www.danielpipes.org/17135/two-bullies-putin-and-erdogan-try-friendship

[N.B.: Australian‘s title: “Erdogan cosies up to Putin as Turkey makes trouble.”]

The assassination on Dec. 19 in Ankara of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, raises some major geopolitical issues: Will this act of violence break relations between the two countries, isolate Turkey, or – counterintuitively – improve their ties? And does this murder affect the Middle East and the world beyond?

Turks and Russians have a long and complex history that starts with the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the Russian dream to win it back for Orthodox Christianity. The two states fought twelve major wars in the 3½ centuries between 1568 and 1918, had a flurry of good relations under Atatürk and Lenin which went south with Stalin, improved substantially in 1991 upon the Soviet Union’s dissolution, then subsequently plummeted (2015) and revived (2016).

One depiction of the siege of Constantinople in 1453. Continue reading

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