Tag Archives: cults

13 red flags of a dominionist church.

I’ve written about Christian dominionism before, especially as it relates to our current political situation here in America, but what exactly is it, and how can you tell if your church has gone dominionist or has dominionist tendencies? What is … Continue reading

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The deconversion of a Trump troll.

You may remember a few weeks ago I asked readers to let me know if they knew of anyone who had finally turned on Trump.   I wanted to write a blog post describing the journey of such a person. I … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule in different religions.

Almost all world religions preach some form of the Golden Rule.   We should all strive to be good to each other and treat others as we want to be treated ourselves, and most religions recognize that.  We need to stop … Continue reading

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The sick cult of Trumpism.

I must have a stomach made of iron, because last night I actually was able to watch the Trump Rally in Pensacola, FL without vomiting.   I have never seen one of these things before in its entirety, and it was … Continue reading

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Truth or Dare?

Elizabeth Mika writes probing, fascinating, and, well, creepy posts about Trump’s malignant narcissism and the ways our narcissism as a nation inevitably led to an election of someone like him.   She also writes about the psychology of his most … Continue reading

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The Religious Right cares about control, not morality.

Christian Right leaders (in both politics and the churches) — many who embrace the horrific theology of Dominionism/Reconstructionism — pretend to care an awful lot about morality.    They rant on endlessly about abortion and homosexuality.  They want to roll … Continue reading

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Insanity is our new normal: the rise of the Christian Taliban.

Scene from Hulu’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale   Something I’ve been saying a lot lately is that there is no such thing as a conspiracy theory anymore.   That’s because America has gone insane and all the crazy tin-foil … Continue reading

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Why Scientology auditing is not at all like traditional psychotherapy (Part 1)

This is an actual question an auditor asks you during the introductory (“communications”) course that is really an early indoctrination procedure. This is my second post about Scientology.  It will be in two parts. My first post about Scientology was … Continue reading

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My love affair with Scientology.

Credit: South Park: What Scientologists Believe – Business Insider In the late seventies, I flirted with $cientology (the $ sign isn’t accidental). This happened when I came across one of its books (one of the only ones not written by … Continue reading

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Guest Post # 10: Narcissistic Abuse in 12-Step Programs

Artwork by Danny Jock Ceetee, who wrote this post, writes an interesting blog about the darker side of 12-step programs, called Quicksand: The Darker Side of 12-Step Programs. Be sure to click on the link and pay a visit. Ceetee … Continue reading

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