Category Archives: Cults

Did You Ever Go Clear?

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – This HBO documentary has been discussed quite a bit as of late, and while I’ve already done some examination of Scientology, the film does an excellent job of highlighting many of … Continue reading

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Trudeau Lies

Mention Kevin Trudeau to me, and my first thought will probably be of Doonesbury, but that’s GARY Trudeau. KEVIN Trudeau is the scumbag behind Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, with “they” presumably referring to the government, … Continue reading

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FLDS Fail

A few days ago, Beth and I watched some 20/20 piece on the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints, who are basically Mormons who split off from the main church when it decided to no longer espouse polygamy. For the FLDS, not only … Continue reading

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From Sinless Sex to Silverware

Perhaps you are aware that Oneida, makers of fine flatware, started out as a sex cult. I knew myself, but I hadn’t thought of it in a while. What brought it back to my memory was that Sarah Vowell wrote … Continue reading

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Battle of the Outmoded Supernatural Beliefs

I found this article on minority religion in the United States to be interesting, and a bit troubling. One thing that particularly struck me was the discussion of the San Francisco peaks, which are sacred to several Native American tribes, … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer Must Die!

Who Killed Amanda Palmer: A Collection of Photographic Evidence, with stories by Neil Gaiman – Here’s another book I’ve owned for a while but hadn’t fully checked out until recently. Actually, Beth bought it for me at a concert on … Continue reading

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Me and Charles Manson Like the Same Ice Cream

I found this post from Alan Cook to be rather interesting. It’s about how Charles Manson interpreted the lyrics from the Beatles’ white album to be about a coming race war, somehow also tied in with the Second Coming. “Helter … Continue reading

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