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  • Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

    01/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | Katy Scott,
    It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth, and even some nakedness... ...They were very effective at keeping their knowledge a secret, so we really don't know a lot about what went on in the Mithraeum ...
  • Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought

    12/17/2017 4:48:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2017/12/17 | Zhao Yusha
    Institutes set up across China to study Xi’s thought By Zhao Yusha Source:Global Times Published: 2017/12/17 20:38:39 Studies of Xi thought guide China's future, drive modernization The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has approved the establishment of 10 research institutes to study and interpret Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and studying the leader's thought will guide the future development of the country, said experts. The research centers and institutes, set up to study and interpret Xi Jinping's thought, were established by the CPC Central Committee's Party School, the Ministry...
  • Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after...

    11/20/2017 1:55:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Jenny Stanton and Jessica Finn and Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Notorious killer cult leader Charles Manson dies aged 83 of natural causes, one week after being rushed to hospital Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for more than 45 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was transferred from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when...
  • The dangerous cult of Donald Trump

    11/06/2017 6:07:24 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Reza Aslan
    I am not the first person to point this out: There’s been a cultish quality to President Trump’s most ardent supporters. He seemed to acknowledge the phenomenon when he boasted that he could “stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not lose voters. Throughout the campaign, and in personal appearances since then, Trump has harnessed the kind of emotional intensity from his base that is more typical of a religious revival meeting than a political rally, complete with ritualized communal chants (“Lock her up!”).
  • 4chan Launches “It’s Ok To Be White” Campaign, Causing Mass Outrage WorldWide

    11/01/2017 9:22:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 98 replies
    over the alleged hate crime that recently occurred at Boston College. A crime that was nothing more than the placement of a single poster on campus with the words “Don’t apologize for being white.” Seemingly inspired by this development and the overblown reaction to it. The infamous trolls over at 4chan’s politically incorrect board have just launched a new widespread campaign set to take this poster idea to the next level. The idea was simple. If a seemingly innocuous message like the one posted at Boston College could cause such a reaction, what would happen if a similar message was...
  • Prince Harry and Michelle Obama surprise students at Chicago public school

    11/01/2017 2:31:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    ABC (All Barack Cult) Fake News ^ | 10/31/17 | Carolyn Durand
    Prince Harry and Michelle Obama surprised approximately 20 students today at Hyde Park Academy, a high school on Chicago’s South Side, which is located across from the future site of the Obama Presidential Center. “The warm and wide-ranging conversation, lasting over an hour, covered how the Obama Presidential Center will showcase the South Side of Chicago for a global audience, the importance of young people staying inspired....
  • The North Korean Cult

    10/21/2017 6:01:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | IAN BURUMA
    The North Korean Cult Oct 9, 2017 IAN BURUMA It is possible that North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, and perhaps even some subjects of his despotic rule, would rather be obliterated than give in. It would not be the first time that a quasi-religious movement turned suicidal. NEW YORK – The absurdity of the North Korean dictatorship is easy to caricature. Kim Jong-un, with his 1930s-style pudding-bowl haircut (cultivated, it is claimed, to make him resemble his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, the regime’s founder), his antiquated Mao suit, and his short, plump body, is almost like a cartoon character himself. Officially...
  • Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers’

    10/13/2017 9:47:49 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | Bjorn Lomborg
    Al Gore recently had a telling altercation with a journalist. The Spectator’s Ross Clark wanted to ask him about Miami sea-level rises suggested in the new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” The reporter started to explain that he had consulted Florida International University sea-level-rise expert Shimon Wdowinski. Gore’s response: “Never heard of him — is he a denier?” Then he asked the journalist, “Are you a denier?” When Clark responded that he was sure climate change is a problem but didn’t know how big, Gore declared, “You are a denier.” I was recently on the receiving end of a similar rebuff...
  • Is Romney secretly a mask-wearing member of Antifa? Does anyone here know?

    08/28/2017 10:03:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Aug 28 2017 | WilliamIII
    I've been trying to figure out why he was so insistent that Trump apologize to the leftists in Charlottesville, and this is the best reason I could come up with. Maybe he's one of those secret heroes in reverse: button-down mogul on weekdays, black-clad, club-wielding anarchist on weekends?
  • Is Liberalism a Cult?

    07/23/2017 1:50:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 12, 2015 | Rod Eccles
    The other day, I was watching a program about the Church of Scientology. The program was not particularly flattering to Scientology. In fact, the documentary was downright disparaging. The conclusion of the documentary, although the producers did not come out and actually say it, was that Scientology was nothing more than a flashy, well-funded cult. That got me thinking about religion in general. You see, all of the worlds’ major religions have one thing in common. That commonality is the fact that there is a greater being outside of yourself and humanity. Some call that factor God, The Great Spirit,...
  • Mexican religion involving human sacrifice gaining status among criminals

    07/22/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by Hadean · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2017
    A Mexican folk religion involving human sacrifice and devoted to "Holy Death" is growing in popularity among drug traffickers and violent criminals, prompting Texas officials and the Catholic Church to warn about honoring the so-called "Saint Death." Authorities are speaking out about the religion devoted to La Santa Muerte, which translates to “Holy Death” and "Saint Death," that has gained popularity steadily since the late 1980s among Mexican-American Catholics. “She’s not a saint. There is nothing good that can come out of praying to her,” Sante Fe Archbiship John Wester said in February. “We have a lot of saints who...
  • Two US Scientology Rehab Facilities Shut Down for Holding Patients Prisoner

    05/08/2017 8:18:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    sputnik ^ | 05-05-2017 | staff
    A pair of Tennessee rehab facilities run by members of the Church of Scientology have been shut down after police discovered that patients there were being held against their will. The facilities in Cannon County came under investigation after police received a 911 call from a man who claimed to be trapped in one of the facilities. When they came to investigate, they found the man locked in a cabin with no way to escape. The facilities were little more than a handful of cabins and a double wide trailer concealed in the middle of the wilderness. Police described the...
  • Rival Cult Group Machets One to Death in Delta

    04/24/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matthew Omonigho
    In what appears to be a revenge mission, a rival cult group, in the early hours of today, launched a retaliatory attack over the death of one of their members, Kevwe Ikolo. Ikolo was allegedly murdered at his residence barely a month ago. Early Monday morning, suspected members of the Vikings confraternity stormed the home of a member of Aiye Confraternity at Ekiagbon Quarters and allegedly macheted one Emmanuel Misiate to death in his apartment. DAILY POST learnt that Misiate had survived a similar attack in the past. ‎This time, it was gathered that the Vikings, allegedly led by one...
  • THIS IS WHAT MUSLIMS BELIEVE (directly from the Koran)

    04/11/2017 7:53:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4-2017 (orig 609-632)
    https://twitter.com/thenormalbloke/status/851801248080814080
  • The Left, Political Correctness and Cult Behavior

    04/10/2017 6:35:04 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | April 10, 2017 | Carl Lasner
    Michael Savage famously said that liberalism is a mental disorder. I think it is more precise to say that liberalism is a cult. Isolation, threats and routine shaming all serve to silence cult members who cross them, exactly as happens with political correctness. The dreaded label of racist or bigot chills most opposition. Those closest to you will ostracize you for expressing an incorrect view, exactly as in a cult. Eventually, the inclination is to censor what you not only say but what you think. Most people upon being intimidated will rein in their perceptions and even their curiosity because...
  • Trump Agrees With Princeton Physicist That Global Warming Is A ‘Cult Movement’(RuhRoh!)

    02/07/2017 7:50:57 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/7/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump told a candidate to be his top science adviser that he agreed global warming had become a “cult movement in the last five or 10 years.” Princeton University physicist Will Happer met with Trump in January about a week before the inauguration. He told Trump he believed man-made global warming had been “exaggerated,” to which Trump replied: “I agree with you.” “Very briefly. I said, ‘I’m sure you know my position that I think climate change has been tremendously exaggerated—its significance. Climate is important, always has been, but I think it’s become sort of a cult movement...
  • Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cushy cruise ship but ex member tells [tr]

    01/25/2017 10:57:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2017 | Chris White
    The Freewinds cruise ship is the Holy Grail for any dedicated Scientologist: a coveted destination where members can mingle with rich and powerful A-listers - for a price. Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley, and top-ranking management - most notably leader David Miscavige - have attended extravagant parties on Freewinds.
  • Saturday Night Live closes with creepy song love to Obama

    01/22/2017 7:50:07 AM PST · by DesertRhino · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/21/2017 | Youtube
    The closing to Saturday Night Live last night. Two female performers singing a creepy love song to a giant black and white poster of Obama.
  • I Visited The Church Of Scientology. Here’s What Happened

    01/06/2017 12:04:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 103 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 5, 2017 | Bre Payton
    Last week I wandered into the Church of Scientology in Pasadena, California, and what happened during my visit made me afraid for the church's members. While shopping along Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena last week, my friend and I stopped into the Church of Scientology to take a free personality test that was advertised on an A-frame chalkboard sign just outside. As a Christian, I wasn’t really searching for guidance or salvation, but I wanted to hear the Church of Scientology’s elevator pitch. I wanted to know what they said to make people fork over massive amounts of money,...
  • Leah Remini: Tom Cruise Urged Me to Get Leslie Moonves to Kill '60 Minutes' Scientology Story

    11/29/2016 12:45:43 PM PST · by BBell · 46 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Seth Abramovitch
    As the first episode of her "ballsy" A&E series premieres, the actress/author-turned-investigative reporter reveals what everyone from pal Jennifer Lopez to co-star Kevin James felt about her former religion — and shares the memory of an awkward phone conversation she once had with the CBS chief at the 'Mission: Impossible' star's behest.A&E's legal department is no doubt burning the midnight oil to usher its latest series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, on-air. The network has already received multiple threatening letters from the Church of Scientology, in which the show's host, Leah Remini, is described as a "has-been actress" and...