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Ex-Scientology leader Debbie Cook tells of fear and pursuit by church officers

Ex-Scientology leader Debbie Cook tells of fear and pursuit by church officers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Starting new lives in San Antonio, Texas, after working decades for the Church of Scientology, they picked up the phone in August 2009 and were stunned when church security officer Kathy True said she and two other staffers were in town to see them.

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Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK

Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
African groups warn that boom in pentecostal churches and belief in 'kindoki' are causing more children to suffer in silence...
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Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims

Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An upcoming book about Mitt Romney claims that the GOP presidential candidate, then a Mormon Bishop, once pressured a woman to give her unborn baby up for adoption.
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Scientologists start a civil war — RT

Scientologists start a civil war — RT | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Hold on tight to your leather-bound edition of Dianetics and hope for the best. A rift between two top members of the Church of Scientology is causing the controversial religion to be bought to the brink of civil war.
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What is Scientology? - New York News

What is Scientology? - New York News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Although we've written hundreds of articles about Scientology over the years, and other news organizations have contributed hundreds more -- not to mention the numerous books, television programs, and countless websites dedicated to the subject -- without fail we regularly run into people who ask us, "Yeah, but what is Scientology?"

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Former scientology member 'held against will aboard cruise ship' - Telegraph

Former scientology member 'held against will aboard cruise ship'  - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A former Church of Scientology member has claimed she was held against her will aboard the Church's cruise ship, The Freewinds, for 12 years.
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Church of Scientology: The Truth Rundown & follow-up reports | Tampabay.com St. Petersburg Times

Church of Scientology: The Truth Rundown & follow-up reports | Tampabay.com St. Petersburg Times | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Scientology leader David Miscavige is the focus of this special report from the St. Petersburg Times. Former executives of the Church of the Scientology have come forward to describe a culture of intimidation and violence under David Miscavige.
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Is Your Religion a Cult? Of Course It Is!

Is Your Religion a Cult? Of Course It Is! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

When I was a little kid I started a club. It was kind of small, only four members including me. Nonetheless I was the leader and I made the rules. The only rule I actually remember was very simple, and very childish. The rule stated that no club member could believe that super heroes were real...except for my favorite one at the time...Spiderman. Who would have thought that at age 7, I actually understood the foundation of all religions..."your personal favorite fairy tale is the only one in which you may believe."

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Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data

Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A technological crackdown, telegraphed by Mormon leaders, has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing the LDS Church’s database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead.
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Astrology believer kills family; blames planets for bad life

Astrology believer kills family; blames planets for bad life | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Man overdoses wife, kids with pills, shoots off 6 suicide notes - Mumbai.

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16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine

16-year-old Boy Dies After Choosing Prayer Over Medicine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old boy in Oregon died of an treatable urinary tract condition after he refused medical help, believing prayer would heal his illness.
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Hyper-Religiousity or Mental Illness? -- a Nadder!

Hyper-Religiousity or Mental Illness? -- a Nadder! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The news are full of cases where very religious people do extremely ridiculous or cruel things. For example, there’s Javon Thompson, a 1 year old starved to death by his cult member family because he did not say “amen” during mealtime. Or more recently, a 7 year old girl who was killed during an exorcism by her priest and congregation members. If you want something less harmful to others, look no further than the man who spent his life savings on those Harold Camping apocalypse ads.

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Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison

Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jeffs, 55, is serving a life prison term in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he wed as spiritual brides when they were 12 and 14 years old.
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The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion | | Furious PurposeFurious Purpose

The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion | | Furious PurposeFurious Purpose | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

David Fitzgerald on the Mormons, at Skepticon 4 :

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Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses

Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Some Jehovah's Witnesses came around this morning. I decided to go all Socratic on them, and just ask them questions. It didn't last very long."

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Mormons enlist rock star to improve image

Mormons enlist rock star to improve image | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Facing a sceptical public that still has questions about whether their faith is a religion or a cult, the Mormon Church is turning to one of its least stereotypical adherents to win...
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