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  • Is a Trump Presidency the Satanic Temple's Chance to Go Mainstream?

    03/01/2017 1:33:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    la weekly ^ | feb 27, 2017 | Jennifer Swann
    It's become increasingly apparent that Donald Trump's administration wants to make religion inescapable, even for secularists. Education secretary Betsy DeVos has donated millions of dollars to private religious schools and once described her education reform as a mission to "advance God's kingdom." Vice President Mike Pence, a born-again evangelical Christian who cast the tie-breaking vote in DeVos' Senate confirmation, also has a history of using politics to advance his religious agenda; last month he became the first vice president to speak at the annual anti-abortion March for Life, and has long waged war against Planned Parenthood in his home state...
  • Are You Going To Cast A Spell On Trump?

    02/24/2017 7:36:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    elle.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Jaya Saxena
    Those who don't like Donald Trump and the current Republican administration are mobilizing in all sorts of ways. They're speaking up in town halls and calling their representatives. They're organizing protests and demonstrations. And, for the magically-inclined, they're casting spells. Starting at midnight on Friday, witches around the country are calling for a mass spell to be cast on Donald Trump every night of a waning crescent moon until he's driven from office. The spell was publicized by Michael M. Hughes, who told ELLE.com that it was tweaked from multiple spells he saw going around private witchcraft groups. He published...
  • Witches to Cast Spell to Curse President Trump

    02/23/2017 5:55:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Max Douglas
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - According to reports circulating on social media, a group of witches are planning a mass witchcraft spell to curse President Trump and get him "removed from office." The curse will also extend "to all those who abet him." The spell is set to take place February 24 at midnight, and is supposed to continue at "midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office." A Facebook page has been created for participants to offer input — although Christians are also leaving comments promoting "the power of Jesus" to counteract their efforts. The proclaimed binding...
  • Satanic Temple Celebrates Valentine’s Day With “Hugs and Kisses for Satan” Fundraiser for Abortion

    02/10/2017 1:38:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Erin Parfet
    A Satanic Temple, a liberal anti-Christian group that self-proclaims to represent “compassion and empathy,” is offering hugs and kisses in exchange for donations that fund two pro-abortion lawsuits filed against the State of Missouri, the International Business Times reports. “You might want to present a person you approach with a Satanic Valentine’s card as means to courteously explain the event,” the Satanist group told the International Business Times about its efforts to recruit participants. Pledges are granted based on the number of hugs and kisses received by participants on Valentine’s Day, the Libertarian Republic reported. In the example cited in...
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • {Zoroastrian} Is Real Change Coming to Iran? Get Ready for March 15, 2017

    01/10/2017 12:36:25 PM PST · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Breaking news Israel ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | Mordechai Kedar
    The social makeup of Iran’s population is very complex, because there is actually no such thing as an Iranian people. There are, instead, Iranian citizens divided into many ethnic groups: Persians make up about 60% of the population, while the rest are Azars, Kurds, Blouchis, Arabs, Turkmen and tens of smaller ethnic groups. The main religion in Iran is Shia Islam, adhered to by 90% of the country’s people, while Sunnis – mainly Kurds and Blouchis – make up about 10%. The country recognizes Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism and reserves a parliamentary seat for each religion. Zoroastrianism is based on...
  • Is Pope Francis Really "Not Against" the Enneagram?

    12/19/2016 5:54:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 12/19/16 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Austen Ivereigh, a journalist for the Catholic news website Crux, has written a post celebrating Pope Francis's 80th birthday in which he claims that the Holy Father is "not against" the Enneagram, though he does have reservations about its misuse: "Pope Francis, incidentally, knows the Enneagram well and is not against it. But he is wary of the way it can be misused and lead to excessive introspection if not deployed within a solid spiritual framework."In his post Ivereigh also wrote approvingly of the Enneagram, tracing its origin back to the Desert Fathers, the founders of early Christian monasticism: "On...
  • Satanists Fight Ohio Bill to Ban Abortions Because Unborn Children “Have No Soul”

    12/13/2016 4:32:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Satanists are turning their eyes to Ohio this week and blasting a bill that would ban abortions after an unborn child’s heart begins to beat. The Satanic Temple has been active in opposing pro-life efforts in numerous states, including Texas, Michigan and Missouri. They argue that the new Ohio bill violates their religious beliefs and should not become law, Inverse reports. “To us, the heartbeat is irrelevant to the claim of personhood,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves said in a statement. “We do not advocate for a belief in the soul, therefore we feel that complex cerebral functions necessary for...
  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 7:07:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A massive Satanic pentagram has been placed in a Florida park, causing outrage - with some people calling it 'ridiculous' and 'offensive'. The display was installed in Boca Raton's Sanborn Square and is located next to a nativity scene. Preston Smith got a permit from the the city for the display, WPTV reported. Scroll down for video
  • Help protest "After School Satan Club" at Sacramento Elementary in Portland, Oregon this November 16

    11/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | November 15, 2016 | americaneedsfatima.org
    Action 1: If you live near Portland, Oregon, please join the 2nd protest in front of Sacramento Elementary school at: 11:30am on Wednesday, November 16. Address: 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97220 Action 2: If you do not live near Portland, please pray and if possible call or email the school to register your disapproval. (please be polite but firm in all communication) School Website contact page: Sacramento Elementary School Interim Principal, Kathleen Copeland: Kathleen_copland@parkrose.k12.or.us School Secretary, Charlena Sirokman: charlena_sirokman@parkrose.k12.or.us Phone: (503) 408-2800 Action 3: Help us fly America Needs Fatima volunteers to help organize a new protest in...
  • Head of Zoroastrian temple says people are returning to their roots

    09/16/2016 7:15:44 PM PDT · by odds · 41 replies
    Rudaw (Kurdish Website) ^ | 1/2/2016 | Rudaw
    There has been a recent surge in conversions to Zoroastrianism among Kurds at home and abroad. Andaz Hawezi, chief of the Zoroastrian Temple in Sweden says thousands have joined the faith. In 2011 he was elected to lead the temple. Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions to which most Kurds trace their ancestral faith. Hawezi says not all the new converts or followers are Kurds. There are Arabs, Turks, Persian, Swedish, Polish, British and other nationalities. “We hope to come back to Kurdistan. That’s why we named the Temple Kurdish Zoroastrian.” Hawezi says. The Temple in Sweden is...
  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the First U.S. College With a Hindu Priest as a Chaplain

    09/01/2016 8:26:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/30/16 | Julie Zauzmer
    When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience. As the service began, he asked worshipers to clear their minds. “Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window,” he said. The comparison — of a spiritual mindset to an Internet browser — worked at once. More than 40 college students, many of whom had been up until 3 a.m. the Saturday night before this 9 a.m. service, chuckled appreciatively and fell into a reverent silence. This is Sharan’s new...
  • Mother Murders Daughter With Crucifix 2 Weeks After Black Mass

    08/31/2016 1:45:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 31, 2016 | Maxwell Douglas
    OKLAHOMA CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - After a black mass in Oklahoma City on August 15, a woman used a crucifix to murder her daughter. Juanita Gomez of Oklahoma City told authorities she believed her daughter was "possessed" by Satan. Police showed up to the Gomez house Saturday, August 27, on a welfare check to find the daughter, Geneva Gomez, lying in the form of a cross with a large crucifix resting on her chest. ChurchMilitant.com obtained the affidavit released by the courts earlier this week. The affidavit reads: "Juanita stated she punched her daughter (Geneva Gomez) repeatedly and forced a crucifix...
  • Witch Who Smeared Church With Feces Commits Suicid

    08/24/2016 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Ducayne
    BOWLING GREEN, MO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In early August, a self-proclaimed Wiccan Catholic smeared a local Bowling Green Catholic church with her own feces. On Monday, August 22, she was found dead in her apartment from an apparent suicide. The local coroner, Jim Turner, has withheld the details of 54-year-old Linda Howard's death, only saying it looked like a suicide and that he would release details at a later date. Howard, who vandalized St. Clement Catholic Church, told police she committed the act because she was angry with God. The parish priest, Fr. Bill Peckmen, posted a message on his Facebook...
  • Debate grows after Satanic invocation at Kenai Assembly meeting (Alaska)

    08/16/2016 12:18:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ktuu ^ | August 12, 2016 | Nicki Caravajal
    SOLDOTNA, AK (KTUU) Debate is growing about what the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly should do after a Satanic prayer was read as an invocation at a public meeting. Nikki Carvajal reports from Soldotna (click above for video)
  • Christians join peace walk in response to satanic service in Oklahoma

    08/16/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | August 16, 2016 | staff
    Christians united in response to a 'black mass' that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary Over a thousand Christians from all denominations gathered for a peace walk and prayer rally in response to a ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma City yesterday evening. According the the local news service NewsOK, hundreds of Catholics met together for a mass service on the lawn outside the civic centre before the satanic service took place at the theatre inside the centre. The ‘black mass’ service, in which a statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated, was lead by satanist Adam Daniels...
  • Faith communities plan prayer gathering in response to black Mass, other concerns

    08/11/2016 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newsok.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Carla Hinton
    An ecumenical downtown prayer gathering has been organized to counter a satanic group's planned event at the Civic Center Music Hall. The Unity Prayer Walk and Prayer Service is set for 6 p.m. Aug 15, with the walk to begin at the Jesus Wept statue on the grounds of St. Joseph Old Cathedral, continuing on to First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, where the service will be held. Several faith leaders, including Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, said the walk and prayer service are a unified response to the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu's black mass at the Civic...
  • Church Desecrated with Feces in Horrific Vandal Attack, Bishop Leads Purification

    08/01/2016 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    churchpop.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | staff
    A Catholic church in a small Missouri town suffered a terrible act of vandalism last weekend, in which human feces were spread throughout the church interior, including on the Blessed Sacrament within the tabernacle, sacred vessels, and the Bible. Sacred oils were also poured out on the floor, and wine was poured on sacred linens and vestments. The woman who confessed to police to having perpetrated the crime said she was both a practitioner of Wicca and a parishioner of the Catholic church she vandalized. This weekend, the local bishop led a special ritual of purification for the church.
  • An After School Satan's Club Could Be Coming to your kid's Elementary School

    07/31/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    msn ^ | January 31, 2016 | Katherine Stewart
    SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to...
  • Don’t ‘say no to drugs’ in Germany! Rehab clinic masks illegal Scientology church

    07/26/2016 1:39:05 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07-23-2016 | Staff
    Ad stands for rehab facilities with the particular slogan ‘Say no to drugs – say yes to life’ in Germany are under serious suspicion of being nothing more than a Scientology recruitment scheme, police warn. The sect is illegal in Germany. The enigmatic group, which believes our human souls have alien beginnings, does not enjoy the same legal status everywhere. In the United States it boasts dozens of Hollywood A-listers among its members and biggest donors. Not so in Germany, where the religious sect has been deemed “unconstitutional” since 1997 by domestic security, despite its existence there since the 1970s....
  • Stav - Northern European Fighting System

    06/17/2016 7:58:08 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2016 | Ronayne Martens-Loderus
    The old Stav system. An old martial art system using staff with the stances of the younger futhark runes.
  • “Church” of Scientology Accused of Forcing Woman to Have Abortion

    05/02/2016 9:16:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 2 2016 | Emily Derois
    After decades of coercion, former Scientologist Laura DeCrescenzo is suing the Church of Scientology for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion. It was 1991 when 12-year-old DeCrescenzo said she signed a contract promising “eternal devotion to a religious order – not just for this lifetime, but for all future lifetimes,” according to ABC7. As her parents were devout scientologists, they supported her decision to move to the Scientology’s Pacific Area Command Base, despite her young age. Yet when she became pregnant at 17, DeCrescenzo’s new home would become her prison. She said she was immediately pressured into aborting the...
  • Russian Woman Arrested for Giving $2 Million in Stolen Funds to Scientology

    04/27/2016 9:32:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 04-26-2016 | Staff
    Five months after Scientology was banned in the Russian Federation, authorities have arrested a member of the sect for stealing 130 million rubles, and donating the money to the "church." In November 2015, a court in Moscow backed Russian Justice Ministry claims that the Church of Scientology did not comply with federal law, as it used its trademark for financial gain. "The representatives of the Church of Scientology have created many legal conflicts by themselves by restricting the religious freedom through the use of trademarks," the Ministry of Justice said. The Church vowed to appeal, but a high-profile incident has...
  • WATCH: Satanists Mock Killing of Unborn Children in Bizarre and Grotesque Protest

    04/26/2016 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life protesters faced a disturbing scene this weekend in Michigan when a group of Satanists arrived to counter-protest wearing baby masks and carrying whips. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organized a protest outside of the Detroit Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Saturday as part of a larger #ProtestPP movement to expose the abortion giant’s deadly trade of aborting unborn babies and trafficking their body parts. During the pro-life event, a local Satanist group arrived and conducted a disturbingly grotesque counter-protest. Some of the Satanists dressed in masks and diapers to look like babies, while others dressed in black, carried whips...
  • Tammuz vs Jesus

    03/27/2016 2:55:03 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies
    http://www.tektonics.org/ ^ | James Patrick Holding
    Tammuz vs Jesus The ancient Sumerian deity Tammuz, or Dumuzi, has been thrown around a bit as a possible source for Christian belief by copycatters, but with little in the way of specifics. One critic refers to Tammuz as "the savior god worshipped in Jerusalem" [107 -- though they never say what he saved people from, or how he was a savior], as the "savior/fertility sun god who annually died and was resurrected" [138 -- we'll look into this claim below]; and uses word games to hint that he is represented by the Apostle Thomas [172 -- though this point...
  • Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic From Pro-Lifers on Good Friday

    03/29/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life Christians who were praying peacefully outside of a Michigan abortion clinic on Good Friday faced mockery as they remembered Jesus’ death on the cross. The Pro-Life Action League organized the peaceful prayer vigil outside the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood and 70 other abortion clinics across the country on Friday to remember the innocent lives of unborn children lost to abortion and Jesus’ crucifixion. The group compared Jesus’s suffering and horrific death on the cross to the suffering that unborn babies experience every day inside the nation’s abortion clinics. The Michigan pro-lifers faced a much more hostile environment than many...
  • Judge bans a British father from taking his son to church... because his mother is a Muslim

    03/27/2016 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 25, 2016 | Olga Craig for The Mail on Sunday
    A British father has been banned from taking his son to a church after the boy's Muslim mother won a controversial court order preventing the boy from attending. The father – a non-practising Muslim who has forged close connections to his local Christian community and is divorced from the boy's mother – has been warned that he could be denied access to the nine-year-old if he attempts to take him to church or to a leisure centre it runs. Now the father, who was born in the UK to Pakistani parents, is challenging the ruling made by District Judge Williscroft...
  • Higher Ed, Higher Self

    03/13/2016 4:14:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Newsweek (via SOM) ^ | Special Issue out this month | Newsweek
    Unfortunately, I can't get any of the link to copy. http://scienceofmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SoM_in_Newsweek_Mar2016.jpg
  • Satanic Temple Outraged Over Public Prayer

    03/10/2016 6:26:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PHOENIX (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Phoenix city council is reinstating prayer before meetings, and the Satanic Temple is threatening to fight back. After discovering in February that members of the local chapter of the Satanic Temple were scheduled to perform an invocation as part of the city council's tradition of opening meetings with prayer, members of the council voted to do away with the practice altogether, consequently revoking the satanists' invitation. Following a new vote last week, the council is restoring the tradition, but with restrictions limiting the delivery of the opening prayer to "Phoenix Police or Fire Department chaplains only."...
  • A message to the Yoga community and abortion

    03/07/2016 8:32:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Sarah Terzo
    Jeannine Parvati Baker talks about New Age yogis and abortion: “Allow me first to first turn my attention to the yoga community wherein it is all too common for women yogis (yoginis) to abort their babies … I have watched many of my yogini sisters procure abortions knowing that it was breaking the primary vow of ahimsa (harmlessness) that yogis make. They justified their actions with the confused philosophy of reincarnation and “free will.” In other words, they said that the soul knew “on some level’” what it was getting by choosing incarnation into a woman who did not want...
  • “Pretend to be Christian”: ISIS handbook tells Muslims to lose beard, shun mosque....

    01/12/2016 2:42:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    FULL TITLE: “Pretend to be Christian”: ISIS handbook tells Muslims to lose beard, shun mosque and wear cross before killing ISIS has issued a handbook for Muslims in the West. The gist of the instruction booklet is the necessity to blend in with the Western way of life and to avoid “looking like a Muslim” — pretend to be Christian — so as to stay below the radar of the security services. This is important. It is key to understanding the enemy and their tactics. The media and the Democrats are deliberately misleading the public. You must educate yourself and...
  • Sikhs in America are still coming under attack because people think they’re Muslims

    12/29/2015 4:05:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/29/2015 | By Peter Holley
    The bearded man in the blue turban was attacked before dawn on Saturday morning, while waiting for a ride to work. Two white males in their 20s pulled up and began to curse at Amrik Singh Bal, according to police in Fresno, Calif. Fearing for his safety, police said, the 68-year-old Sikh man attempted to cross the street -- but "the subjects in the vehicle backed up and struck the victim with their rear bumper." The car stopped, and the two men "got out and assaulted the victim, striking him in the face and upper body." During the assault, police...
  • [Reddit's Exmormon Blog 2010]I was going to do at least 3 days of Smithmas-here's why I didn't

    12/23/2015 6:36:03 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    Reddit Exmormon ^ | 2010 | Measure76
    First of all, I should have started earlier. Christmas got in the way of my redditing. Second, the second day of Smithmas was supposed to be a video of Gordon B Hinkley slipping up in an interview and saying "Jesus Smith" instead of "Joseph Smith". Unfortunately, the video has been banned from the internets, and it took me all day searching just to confirm that I couldn't find it. My third day of Smithmas would have been a photo of the Joseph Smith SphinxI may have followed up with more Joseph-worship, but got sidetracked by the video being killed, and...
  • Satanists Group Plans Christmas Eve Protest Outside an Oklahoma City Catholic Church

    12/12/2015 4:07:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 11/12/15 | Matt Patterson
    A local Satanist will protest in front of a downtown Oklahoma City church on Christmas Eve. Adam Daniels said he plans to pour costume blood over a Virgin Mary statue that has been treated "with sulfur powder and ash," outside St. Joseph Old Cathedral, 307 NW 4. Prayers will also be said to the statue. The protest will be confined to the sidewalk and will not block any church entrances, according to the permit obtained by Daniels. The permit also requires the group to clean up the display after the event and ensure no costume blood is left on the...
  • Woman Who Runs a Satanic Temple Blogs Every Step of How She Killed Her Baby in an Abortion

    12/09/2015 9:17:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    “Surreal” is how Satanist Jex Blackmore described feeling when she discovered she was pregnant while advocating for abortions. Blackmore, who runs the Satanic Temple Detroit, recently decided to blog about her experience aborting her unborn baby in Michigan, where pro-lifers are working to pass new legislation to protect more unborn babies from abortion. The women’s magazine Cosmopolitan recently published an article about Blackmore’s disturbing, pro-abortion musings, which she calls the Unmother Project. “As you know over the past year The Satanic Temple has been invested in finding creative ways to challenge oppressive reproductive rights legislation,” she told the liberal website...
  • In Defense of the “Woo-Peddlers”

    12/04/2015 2:16:58 PM PST · by TBP
    HarvBishop.com ^ | Mitch Horowitz
    Why is the term "self-help" so often used in a derogatory manner in mainstream media? Writing in the opinion journal Aeon, journalist and social critic Elizabeth Svoboda recently sized up today’s self-help field and concluded that some cognitively based self-help books are effective – and well worth defending -- whereas New Age and positive-thinking books are the product of "woo-peddlers" who cheapen the field. I stand with the "woo peddlers." Svoboda's piece demonstrates two assumptions that make it difficult to intelligently discuss self-help therapeutics in much of today’s media. First, the author groups together two different kinds of books: metaphysical...
  • Church of Scientology's Moscow branch to be dissolved

    11/23/2015 1:44:05 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 11-23-2015 | Staff
    No excerpt of AP material per FR policy.
  • Sinister Sites - Temple Square, Utah (The OTHER World Series)

    10/31/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 51 replies
    VigilantCitizen.com ^ | June 8, 2009 | VC
    Situated at the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple Square is the spiritual, cultural and administrative center of the Mormon faith. This ten acres plot of land includes a Temple, a domed tabernacle and numerous buildings, monuments and memorials. While this place may seem holy and wholesome, a closer look at the structures reveal the presence of occult, pagan and masonic symbols. A deeper study of those grounds only adds to the controversy regarding Mormonism and reveals the disturbing truth about its real god.This article's intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the...
  • MORMONISM AND THE OCCULT IN DEPTH (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | May 6 2012
    MORMONISM IS IN LOCKSTEP WITH FREEMANSONRY,OCCULT MYSTERY SCHOOLS AND ISLAM BUT AT THE HIGHEST CONTROLLING LEVELS...
  • Enid's Ten Weird Mormon Halloween Costumes (The OTHER World Series)

    10/30/2015 4:00:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    ModernMormonMen.com ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | The Garden of Enid
    Happy Halloween from The Garden of Enid!!!
  • Occultic and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism (The OTHER World Series)

    10/28/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    Institute For Religious Research ^ | 1996 | Joel B. Groat
    The evidence of Joseph Smith's close connection to occultism and Freemasonry, and how this influenced the origin and development of the LDS Church is not well known outside of scholarly circles. This article summarizes the evidence for Joseph's personal involvement in both Freemasonry and occultism, and their influence on the Mormon religion. "There is absolutely no question in my mind that the Mormon ceremony which came to be known as the Endowment, introduced by Joseph Smith to Mormon Masons, had an immediate inspiration from Masonry." — Dr. Reed Durham, LDS Historian Mormonism's Link to OccultismBoth Joseph Smith and his father...
  • Life Everlasting: A Definitive Study of Life After Death (The OTHER World Series: Lds author)

    10/27/2015 4:11:16 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 1967 (original) | Duane S. Crowther
    Evil Spirits from the spirit prison and from Hell. Elder Parley P. Pratt described the difference in appearance between these spirits and the righteous spirits which dwell in paradise. Persons who have departed this life, and have not yet been raised from the dead are spirits. These are two kinds, viz.--good and evil. These two kinds also include many grades of good and evil.The good spirits, in the superlative sens of the word, are they who, in this life, partook of the Holy Priesthood, and of the fulness of the gospel.This class of spirits minister to the heirs of salvation,...
  • Mormonism and Visitations from the Dead (The OTHER World Series)

    10/27/2015 3:50:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 35 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | Sharon Lindbloom
    People who have died are very important to members of the Mormon Church. The dead are a very important aspect of the Mormon gospel. The sixth President of the Church, Joseph F. Smith, taught, “We will not finish our work until we have saved ourselves, and then not until we shall have saved all depending upon us; for we are to become saviors upon Mount Zion, as well as Christ. We are called to this mission. The dead are not perfect without us, neither are we without them [see D&C 128:18].” (Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Joseph F....
  • What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/26/2015 5:32:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    Vine.co ^ | June 15, 2015 | Ashley Tycz
    What do 2 #LDS #Missionaries do on Halloween when it's curfew? Hmmm... #lol
  • Sikhs set up food distribution in IS territory to feed Yazidis

    10/07/2015 11:19:05 PM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Times of India ^ | 7 October 2015 | Vibhor Mohan
    Large-hearted Sikhs have taken their traditional community kitchen to one of the most dangerous places on earth today - Syria. Giving a twist to the concept of langar, a group of Punjabi NRIs has collaborated with locals to provide fresh bread to nearly 14,000 refugees daily in the strife-torn region for several months now. Langar Aid, an extension of UK-based NGO Khalsa Aid, is located in the Pesh Harbour area, about 35km from the Kurdish city of Duhok and 10km from the Syrian border. Almost 70% of the members of Langar Aid are with Punjabi roots, besides some European...
  • Can Gay Marriage Lead To Polygamy & Can Opposition To Gay Marriage Lead to Religious Sectarianism?

    09/08/2015 1:21:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    9/8/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    For quite some time now I have stated that the same arguments that have been used in support of consensual gay marriage can also be used in support of consensual polygamy. With that in mind, I am also one of the few who has argued for some time now (long before Kim Davis appeared on the scene) against the dangers of religious sectarianism (i.e. pre-Cromwell RC times in Europe and also Cromwell using God's authority to close down the theaters, etcetera) and that the citing of scriptures in opposition to gay marriage can lead to or at least open the...
  • Satan worshipers drown women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest

    08/23/2015 11:31:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/23/15 | Barbara Boland
    Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook. The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."
  • Former Satanist: “I Performed Satanic Rituals Inside Abortion Clinics”

    08/19/2015 6:57:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    lepantoinstitute.org ^ | 2015-08-18 | Michael Hichborn
    In light of the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of the organs and tissues of preborn babies, the Lepanto Institute interviewed former satanic High Wizard, Zachary King. Zachary was an average boy from an American neighborhood who grew up in a Baptist home. He began practicing magick at 10, joined a satanic coven at 13, and had broken all 10 Commandments by the time he was 15 years old. From his teen years to adulthood he worked his way up to High Wizard in the coven and actively pushed satan’s agenda including ritualistic abortions. Zachary is currently writing about...
  • The black stone of Elagabal {maybe now of allah?}

    07/23/2015 1:09:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    "Elagabalus Aureus Sol Invictus" by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.  http://www.cngcoins.com. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons The reverse of the imperial coin depicts horses pulling a wagon on which there is the sacred black stone from the temple of god Elagabalus in Emesa, modern Homs in Syria. The stone was associated in Rome with the cult of Sol Invictus by Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (c. 203 – March 11, 222).  After his death he is commonly known as Caesar Elagabalus according to this his favorite god. The name is the Latinized form of the Syrian Ilāh...
  • Vladimir Putin Rebukes U.S. for Abandoning God and Christian Values by Promoting Homosexuality

    07/20/2015 10:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Black Christian News Network 1 ^ | June 2015 | Marc Bennetts
    President Vladimir Putin, former KGB agent of a once-atheist nation, rebukes America, a once-Christian nation by saying that by forsaking traditional Christian values and putting same-sex marriage on the same level as traditional marriage with a man, woman, and children, the nation is forsaking God and believing in Satan and will be led into degradation and chaotic darkness. At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian...