Category Archives: Cults

Fuzzy Pickles

I started playing EarthBound last week when I found it on the Super NES for Switch application. It probably wasn’t the best timing as the Switch version of Chrono Cross also came out that week, but I’ve been switching back … Continue reading

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God Loves You, He Really, Really Does!

There Will Be Blood – Another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, which was really famous, but I didn’t know much about it. I remember seeing a marquee that looked like it said, “There Will, Juno, Be Blood,” and I also recall … Continue reading

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Another Fine Messiah

The concept of the Messiah is a significant one in both Judaism and Christianity, but I think it was in my Apocalypse class in college that I learned what it actually means, and how the concept developed, particularly in the context … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Busy Decade

I had heard of the phrase “Satanic panic” before (hey, it’s very catchy), and had some idea of what it entailed, but I thought it was worth looking into a little more. While there are many components, the phrase largely … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Sweden

Midsommar – SPOILERS! Ari Aster’s second film is a folk horror piece that ties in with a fictionalized version of Swedish paganism, and also comments on breaking up and mental illness. The outdoors parts take place entirely in the light, … Continue reading

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The Rest of Nonestica

The International Wizard of Oz Club’s map of the countries surrounding Oz includes a few places, mostly in the southeastern part of the continent (which most likely isn’t technically a continent), that were never directly linked with Oz. They are, … Continue reading

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Beliebe It or Not

The news that Justin Bieber is thought to have canceled his tour because he found Jesus is just bizarre enough that I had to look for more information on it. Obviously Bieber isn’t someone I generally care much about. Most … Continue reading

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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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