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Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

0 on August 16, 2011, 1:15 AM / in Resources

Watch Dr. Robert J. Lifton speak on Destructive Cults:

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The Worldwide Church Of God “Restored” the Passover Before Ahn Sahng-Hong

5 on August 9, 2011, 12:42 AM / in Ahn Sahng-Hong, Controversial Points

The World Mission Society Church of God claims that their founder “Ahnsahnghong, who restored the Passover of the new covenant, is the second coming Christ-God”  (©USA.WATV.org).  Whether he was Christ, is another question, given that both his writings and his tombstone claim he was the Prophet Elijah (another spurious assertion dispensed with here), but what about the other churches that were celebrating the Passover […]

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Professor Tark Speaks on the WMSCOG

Professor Tark Speaks on the WMSCOG

0 on August 4, 2011, 3:01 AM / in Resources
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“There are many gods and Jesuses in Korea” – Professor Tark Professor Tark teaches Religion at Busan Presbyterian University. His website in Korean is at hdjongkyo.co.kr. You can watch his entire introduction embedded below, or directly on vimeo here:  

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Is the World Mission Society Church of God a Cult? – Part 1 Hassan

Is the World Mission Society Church of God a Cult? – Part 1 Hassan

66 on August 1, 2011, 12:46 AM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform
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I recently asked a World Mission Society Church of God member if she thought that the organization was a cult.  Here is her paraphrased response: The Church of God is not a cult.  If you look up the definition of a cult in the dictionary it says that a cult is group of people that gather to worship so I […]

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Why Is It Difficult For Some WMSCOG Members To Leave?

Why Is It Difficult For Some WMSCOG Members To Leave?

86 on July 11, 2011, 11:41 PM / in Controversial Points, Non Thought, Thought Reform
www.youtube.com/watch?v=73UYCY5EDgY&feature=related”

Family and friends of current World Mission Society Church of God members that we speak with, often can not understand the member’s involvement with the organization, much less why it is so difficult for the member to leave even after being made aware of various contradictions in the group’s doctrine, activities, and leadership.  So why is it so hard for […]

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How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 1 of 5

How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 1 of 5

0 on June 15, 2011, 9:26 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

Many families have contacted this site to report how they have lost almost all contact with their loved ones since they became involved with the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG).  Most are in complete disbelief over the changes they have seen in their family members over such a short period of time, usually less than three months.  In […]

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How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 5 of 5

41 on June 14, 2011, 9:52 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

17.  Never Take Action In The Cult Leaders’ Names The cult leaders are free from all responsibility. To make a request in the cult leader’s name is to blame the cult leader for any ill will that might result. To claim, for example, that “I divorced my wife because the leader told me to” is to refuse responsibility for one’s […]

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How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 4 of 5

1 on June 14, 2011, 9:48 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

13.  Never Expose Uncertainty To Those Higher In The Pyramid Eventually, any expression of doubt at all is deemed offense against the cult. To spread one’s misgivings to a higher member is, in effect, a challenge to that member’s own resolve. Such expressions can be allowed up to a point, but ultimately the members must learn that they are the […]

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How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 3 of 5

0 on June 14, 2011, 9:43 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

9.  Confusion and Transference By alternating self-interested and random demands, the cult brings its followers into a state of great confusion – they aren’t sure how to please the cult. Sometime leaders will reward members who fail to carry out commands, and punish those who complete them successfully. The CIA suggests using rewards and punishments in a random, illogical manner […]

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How The WMSCOG Indoctrinates And Changes A Person’s Life – Part 2 of 5

0 on June 14, 2011, 9:36 PM / in Non Thought, Thought Reform

5.  Positive Results Through Commitment While discovery and introduction are almost always free, the newcomer is told that he will experience satisfaction only when he has made a financial or equivalent commitment. At sales meetings for another of the cults I investigated, writing a check was equated with the first step toward changing one’s life, and new members reported feeling […]

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