Getting behind the lobby word New Religious Movement to the meat in the Cult sandwich

What is a Cult ?

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08/26/2016

Joseph  H. McKenna, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, History of Religious Ideas, University of CA Irvine

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The word ‘cult’ is never benign in religious terminology as it is in the world of art, where Johnny Stonenoggin filmster extraordinaire may cult-ivate a cult following for his eccentricity in artistry. Eccentricity in religion, if recent enough, is rarely welcomed with approving nods. And when eccentricity is welcomed by followers of a novel religion, those followers never designate the new religion as a cult. Such is the denigrating power of the word cult for religion. Continue reading

Con-Sole: Another Cult of Greed.

Paul Kelly

The classic signs of cultism and cultist tendencies. Using celebrities to give emotional cover, they then disguise their clear attempts to enrich themselves. The use of volunteers to get the public to give more money as they see the generosity of the counsellors. Paul Kelly has managed the tools of playing on the heart strings and the human decency of the public, and the families of the victims. Subtle cover for abuse and the total scam at the heart of this organisation dedicated to assist the suicidal. A contempt for the horrendous despair at the heart of those caught in the lights of this condition. The lack of empathy while pretending to be concerned about the issue of suicide. This is not a cult of personality, but rather a nepotistic family cult. It is mundane and material, the stuff of normal life misappropriated and channeled for personal use. Donations given in love and through sacrifice made into cheap gestures of material gain. David Hall put it well. It is like an octopus with many arms sucking the truth out of suicide – the cult of death.
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Triratna/FWBO and grooming by Sangharakshita was the Order of the day.

Sangharakshita: ‘Greek Love’, ‘Fierce Friendship’ and the perversion of Buddhism

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By: Alan J. W.

Dialogue Ireland………

The author has reflected long and hard and through a process of reflection has come to the realisation that under the guise of Buddhism a horrendous sexual injustice has been perpetrated on young men to undermine and leave them incapable of reacting. This revised edition is easier to read and has been broken down into chapters.

The purpose of this article, is to explain how several forms of unethical behaviour were promoted and practised by senior members of Sangharakshita’s Order.  I have employed a psychological perspective, because I feel that this approach gives the most revealing insight into these damaging developments.

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The False Guru Test

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The Dalai Lama, head of the Tantric Hindu Lamaism movement holding hands               with the founder of the Aum cult in Japan.

The False Guru Test
John Smith—04/2006
The False Guru test seems to have struck a cord here in the West because of the outrageous abuses and exploitation by gurus, many self-proclaimed and completely misguided. Continue reading

Newstalk’s Ivan Yates interviews Bob Geldof’s about his programme on Yeats and 1916?

We have had weeks of wall to wall 1916 coverage with children reenacting executions in schools and St Patrick’s Day parades doing likewise. Last night we had RTE people dressed up in military uniform on the Late, Late Show on the day we should have been moving away from 1916 and remembering the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 which provides the way forward to resolve historic differences.

 

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When one seeks information about his TV appearance there is just a Sinn Fein reaction.

http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/25845

No newspaper reviews. This appeared before the programme.

http://buzz.ie/bob-geldof-is-not-a-fan-of-the-1916-commemorations/

Last week the Sun had a piece on it.

http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/news/7013762/Bob-Geldof-blasts-Easter-Rising-blood-sacrafice-and-praises-poet-WB-Yeats.html

Suddenly an mp3 arrived in my inbox today, so felt it should be published

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A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

Bob Geldof

Geldof traces W.B. Yeats’ life, from his earliest family trips to Rosses’ Point in Sligo – which awakened a lifelong love of fairy tales and folklore – via international fame as the poet laureate of an emerging Ireland, to his Nobel Prize and role as Senator in the new Free State.

Controversially, he contends that Yeats deserves a place ahead of the martyrs of 1916 – because, he argues, rather than sacrifice his life for Ireland, Yeats stayed alive to fight for a secular, just and truly inclusive Ireland.

Through performances of some of Yeats’ most iconic poems by leading Irish and British cultural figures, Geldof reveals how Yeats and others built the scaffolding of a new independent Ireland decades before the Rising – but how Yeats’ vision for a modern, pluralist, inclusive Ireland was pushed aside by the narrow-minded Catholic élite of the new Free State: the “Banana Republic” that Geldof in turn rebelled against half a century later.

A Fanatic Heart is a captivating tale of mythology, nation-building, insurgency and disillusion – and how one man dreamed an entire country out of the ravages of famine and into a new dawn.

With performances of Yeats’ poems by Sting, Noel Gallagher, Edna O’Brien, Bono, Van Morrison, Olivia O’Leary, Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant, Bill Nighy, Anne Enright, Colin Farrell, Ardal O’Hanlon, Shane MacGowan and more.

Merry Christmas 2015 and a Happy New Year 2016 to our readers and commenters

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our commenters and readers of different faiths and none. We especially remember those struggling to help family members involved with a cult or someone trying to exit such a situation.

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Maoist cult leader guilty over sex assaults and false imprisonment

Dialogue Ireland appeared on Prime time when this story first broke.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/prime-time-on-the-implications-of-the-events-surrounding-the-women-in-capativity-for-30-years/

Aravindan Balkrishnan was known as 'Comrade Bala'

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