Dec 11, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/12/2016 (Memory, Hare Krishna, Word of Life, La Meute, Scientology, James Ray, Vatican, Islam, Boko Haram, Polygamy, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Bountiful, FLDS, Legal Cases)

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Memory, Hare Krishna, Word of Life, La Meute, Scientology, James Ray, Vatican, Islam, Boko Haram, Polygamy, Anne Hamilton-Byrne, Bountiful, FLDS, Legal Cases

"[A] study demonstrated that about half of individuals will come to believe a fictional event occurred if they are told about that event and then repeatedly imagine it happening."

"A new study published on Nov. 28 shows the human brain can create memories of events that never occurred, and these false memories can subsequently change how people view themselves and others."

"The Hare Krishna movement was founded in New York City 50 years ago by an Indian teacher, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and soon began resonating with young people who were disillusioned with establishment mores and in search of new forms of spirituality and self-expression."

"Traci Irwin, the matriarch of the Word of Life Church in Chadwicks, was sentenced in Oneida County Court on Monday to one year in jail for each of the two counts of criminal imprisonment she pleaded guilty to in October."

"La Meute — or Wolf Pack — has attracted more than 43,000 people to a secret Facebook group in little over a year.

There, they exchange calls to boycott halal products, circulate petitions against government policies that foster multiculturalism and post stories from little-known publications about the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Quebec."

"A beta version of a new website featuring resources for the prevention of clerical sexual abuse around the world made its debut on Tuesday, launched by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors created by Pope Francis and led by Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston."

"The Church of Scientology said in a statement to E! News. “Rinder is trying to do what he knows anti-Scientologists have done for years, intentionally misinterpret and unfairly tarnish the Church. The truth is that current Church leadership never has and never would tolerate unethical conduct, which is why individuals like Rinder were removed.”"

"Rinder left his native Australia to live aboard L. Ron Hubbard's ship, the Apollo, the floating headquarters of the religion from which the Sea Org operated. He became one of the first members of the Commodore's Messenger Organization, and quickly rose up the ranks to his position as Head of the Office of Special Affairs, an elite position that he says put him by David Miscavige's side as Hubbard's health declined."

“If the Church believed that someone was an enemy that needed to be silenced or destroyed, it was my job and I did it," Rinder said. "If I was told to follow someone, I made it happen. If I was told to discredit someone, dig up dirt on them, get their backgrounds investigated I made it happen."

"If you’re stuck with what to buy the Scientologist (or would-be Scientologist) in your life to mark the holiday, or wondering what the heck you’d put under the tree for Tom Cruise, look no further than Scientology’s 2016 Holiday and Gift Catalogue."

"We’re only two episodes into Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and the show has already found an impassioned audience. The show has been praised by critics but has yet to dominate the blogging landscape in the way that HBO’s Going Clear once did. However, reactions on Reddit and Twitter prove that audiences have been watching and they are outraged."

Can one generation’s mistake be corrected by the next?

"Muslims have also become the victims of a confining caricature which has helped build the new right. Race and religion will take a central place in the creation of a new Europe, and the right will use Islam and Muslims to create totalitarianism."

Men walk amid rubble after Boko Haram militants raided the town of Benisheik in northeast Nigeria, on Sept. 19. The Islamist group has been waging an insurgency in northern and central Nigeria for the past four years and was recently placed on the U.S. list of terrorist groups.

"Boko Haram, whose name translates to "western education is sin," accuses Christians of guiding the nation's education system, which contradicts several of the radicals' beliefs, such as that the Earth is flat."

"She was beautiful, and even those who didn’t believe her claim to be a reincarnation of Christ admitted she was mesmerising. She taught a yoga class and her great trick was to find unhappy women, often middle-aged ones neglected by their husbands, and offer them affection and spiritual direction. She’d give them LSD..."

"A judge says he will deliver his verdict on Feb. 3 in the case of three people from a polygamous community in British Columbia who are charged with removing girls from Canada for a sexual purpose."

"A federal judge has ordered a company with ties to a polygamous sect to pay at least $200,000 in back wages to children who were sent to work picking pecans for long hours in the cold."

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