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Alan
19th March 2008, 02:00 AM
This is a great overview of Cults in general and new religious movements.

Alan

http://www.fathom.com/feature/121938/


Introducing New Religious Movements
From: London School of Economics and Political Science | By: Eileen Barker

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION | The late twentieth century witnessed an explosion of new religious movements. How can we account for this?

Eileen Barker, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, argues that the world today is a veritable supermarket of religious and spiritual ideas.

It is much easier to eschew mainstream religion, and there is now much more choice. Amid this diversity, Barker considers more intriguing questions, such as the varying social responses to those movements:

Why is the YWCA listed as a cult in France but not the YMCA?

Why is Scientology considered a problem in Germany but nowhere else?

Zinjifar
19th March 2008, 02:23 AM
Why is Scientology considered a problem in Germany but nowhere else?

Say what?

Zinj

Lwilliams
21st May 2008, 12:38 AM
my young son has taken on a whole new religion (or are they cults?) and it seems to me that when I listen to him talk about it, it's no more open minded then historical religions. just because we live in a much more open minded world, once religion comes into play, it makes folks very narrow minded again.

Voltaire's Child
21st May 2008, 02:51 AM
This is a great overview of Cults in general and new religious movements.

Alan

http://www.fathom.com/feature/121938/


Introducing New Religious Movements
From: London School of Economics and Political Science | By: Eileen Barker

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION | The late twentieth century witnessed an explosion of new religious movements. How can we account for this?

Eileen Barker, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, argues that the world today is a veritable supermarket of religious and spiritual ideas.

It is much easier to eschew mainstream religion, and there is now much more choice. Amid this diversity, Barker considers more intriguing questions, such as the varying social responses to those movements:

Why is the YWCA listed as a cult in France but not the YMCA?

Why is Scientology considered a problem in Germany but nowhere else?

Scn IS considered a problem in many other places including France.

beyond_horizons
21st May 2008, 03:14 AM
This is a great overview of Cults in general and new religious movements.

Alan

http://www.fathom.com/feature/121938/


Introducing New Religious Movements
From: London School of Economics and Political Science | By: Eileen Barker

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION | The late twentieth century witnessed an explosion of new religious movements. How can we account for this?

Eileen Barker, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, argues that the world today is a veritable supermarket of religious and spiritual ideas.

It is much easier to eschew mainstream religion, and there is now much more choice. Amid this diversity, Barker considers more intriguing questions, such as the varying social responses to those movements:

Why is the YWCA listed as a cult in France but not the YMCA?

Why is Scientology considered a problem in Germany but nowhere else?

There was an old Jewish prophecy known as ‘Messianic Era’. Googling pulls up allot about it.

http://www.beingjewish.com/soul/future.html is just one summery of it. Perhaps that’s what’s been going on? I tend to think of cults as a dramatization of 'oneness in a box'!

:)