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Are they Spiritual, Positive, Gentle, Harmless,
Heretical, Mind Controlling, Dangerous,
Homicidal.... or all of the above?

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Topics covered in this section of the Website:

bullet star Introduction to Cults and New Religious Movements (NRMs) < Please read this first
 
bulletAttitudes towards minority religions:
bulletBy Americans

bulletBy American Christians

bulletThree approaches: religious pluralism, exclusivism & inclusivism
 
bulletGeneral Information about "Cults":
bulletDefinitions of terms: cults, sects and denominations

bulletLevels of mind control within high-demand religious groups

bulletCoercive techniques used by high-demand religious groups

bulletBrainwashing in religious groups - is it possible?

bulletThe case of Elizabeth Smart: was she brainwashed?

bulletAcademic studies of new religions

bulletJoining a "cult": Religious conversion to a legitimate faith group, or criminal entrapment by an evil cult?
 
bulletNegative aspects of dangerous new religious groups:
bulletDestructive, doomsday cults:
bulletDescriptions of ten destructive or potentially destructive cults

bulletFBI "Megiddo Project" about doomsday religious cults

bulletCSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) report on dangerous cults

bulletSafe sects? Early warning signs of "bad religions"

bullet star Isaac Bonewits' "Cult Danger Evaluation Frame"

bulletCommon signs of destructive cults
 
bulletOrganizations targeting new religious movements:
bulletFor their unorthodox theological beliefs:
bulletThe Counter-Cult Movement (CCM)
bulletThe groups that the CCM Targets

bulletCCM criticism of this web site
 
bulletFor allegedly criminal activity:
bulletThe Anti-Cult Movement (ACM)

bulletThe Satanic mind control Hoax
 
bulletAttacks by national governments on new religious movements
bulletOverview

bulletDecline of religions freedom in parts of Europe

bulletBelgium

bulletFrance

bulletGermany

bulletGreece

bulletRussia

bulletU.S. statement on government religious oppression in Europe

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bullet The main faith groups which have been unjustly targeted by the ACM, CCM and oppressive governments are listed below. Please note that some of these faith groups make major demands on their membership. However, they are well-established new religious movements and NOT dangerous, doomsday cults.

bulletThe Brethren

bulletThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons)

bulletChristian Scienc

bulletChurch of Scientology

bulletEckankar

bulletFalun Gong/Falun Dafa

bulletThe Family, formerly called The Children of God

bulletThe "Garbage Eaters": common derogatory name for The Brethren

bulletHare Krishna - ISKCON

bulletJehovah's Witnesses

bulletNeo-Paganism

bulletNew Age

bulletSanteria 

bulletSatanism

bulletUnification Church

bulletVodun (Voodoo)

bulletThe Way

bulletWicca
 
bulletOther topics:
bulletBooks about New Religious Movements

bulletChurches that reject medical treatment in favor of prayer

bulletAre the ACM and CCM a positive or negative influence?
 
bullet"Cult" news:
bulletArticles in the media about "cults"

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