Posted on 8 February 2017 by dialogueireland
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
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Posted on 10 January 2017 by dialogueireland
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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Posted on 18 October 2016 by dialogueireland
Posted on 24 September 2016 by dialogueireland
Here is what Marian College tries to do:
We demonstrate a special concern for the deprived and the disadvantaged, we do not define the success of one individual in terms of superiority over others, and we make every effort to ensure that the uniqueness and dignity of each person is respected, and responded to, especially through our pastoral care practices.
In the search for excellence, the students will be helped by teachers of spirit, energy, humour and idealism who believe in the importance of self-esteem, character, integrity and conviction, who are particularly proud of the happy, disciplined and caring environment that has always been the hallmark of the College.
We try to engage with the students so that they do not get taken in by those who offer answers which lead to captivity of the mind. Continue reading
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Posted on 28 August 2016 by dialogueireland
What is a Cult ?
Joseph H. McKenna, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, History of Religious Ideas, University of CA Irvine
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
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Posted on 25 August 2016 by dialogueireland
Marlborough Hall, Glasnevin.
I have been trying to understand the rich history of the National School in the area around DCU. On the way home recently I noticed we have a new educational experiment called Whitehall College of Further Education where just over a 100 years ago there was the last residence for male members of the Non Denominational “Marlborough Street,” Teacher School Training College. The building was also used as a hospital and convalescent home for those injured in the First World War, and later, Ireland’s War of Independence. From 1926 -1938 it became Colaiste CaoIimhin. John Marcus O’Sullivan was the Minister of Education that brought in Irish as a subject and Marlborough Hall was going to be the engine room of the teaching of Irish and it was most successful in this. Down the decades it has been used by various government departments and for the past several by the Department of Defence. Continue reading
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Posted on 2 July 2016 by dialogueireland
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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