Tag: Social Science on Cults & Anti-Cults

How the Anti Cult Movement Harms Ex-Members

Adopting the beliefs of the anti-cult movement dramatically changes the views and attitudes of those who experience a loss of faith. Those changes have a profound effect on how Exes make sense of their own past. So we must ask: How helpful is the ideology of the anti cult movement in making sense of your life?

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How Hubbard Lied: ReDefining “Individuation” Like It’s A Bad Thing

What if being a Scientologist was never a really a disease in the first place that you needed to “recover from”? What if it was just one part of your own much longer spiritual journey that taught you many important lessons, and from which you emerged stronger and wiser than ever?

How would you know?

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Cult Expert, London School of Economics Social Science Professor Eileen Barker Submits Herself to the Gearty Grilling

Why do anti-cultists reject science so much? When they call a social scientist a “shill” or a “quack”, where is their quantitative data that disputes the work of that social scientist? I have never once seen them offer any scientific data to dispute the results of any of the scientists they wish to discredit with this juvenile name calling character assassinations.

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Steven Hassan Makes Bizarre Claim for Why Moonie Brainwashing Didn’t Work Whenever Scientists Were in the Room

Social scientists like Eileen Barker traveled to Moonie recruitment seminars where brainwashing & mind control was claimed to be in use. They found that more than 90% of the people in those “brainwashing” seminars did not sign up to be a Moonie, and all were gone from the Moonies within 2 years.

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Mike Rinder on Why Scientology is a Religion

At one of the most prestigious universities in the English language for debate – The University Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin – Former head of the Office of Special Affairs for the Church of Scientology Mike Rinder lays out why Scientology is a religion. This speech was given 4 years after Rinder left the official Church of Scientology.

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Dr. Hassan applies "the BITE model" to any religion or political group he disagrees with in order to delegitimize and dehumanize them.

It's like the Wooden Witch Test.

Don't fall for it.

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People who leave " #Cults" feel like they're setting themselves free.

Too often, it's more like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

After they get out, most Exes are offered, and they adopt, #AntiCultism.

Best just to stay Ex.

Never Go Full Anti.

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Here's a song for every #Leftist, #Progressive, #LiberalDemocrat, Centrist Republican, Right-Republican, #Libertarian and #Anarchist in America.

Pretty much everyone.
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Think about the deadly oppression mainstream societies administer to minority sub-cultures - all throughout the world.

EXAMPLE: Look at what happened to #NativeCultures in the US.

It happens in all times, in all places.

It's part of the Human species.

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This person was our President. https://t.co/0er5cKDc6Y
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Reminder before he was a Lame Duck, he was a Lame Chicken https://t.co/6NWEOQjPkD

Just in the last 20yrs, the 2 candidates which won the #ElectoralCollege but lost the #PopularVote - #GeorgeWBush & #DonaldTrump - have done more damage to our country than any other Executive in the last century.

We need to get rid of it. https://t.co/4vYis1axv8