Japan’s Strangest Cult? | False Gods

From Margaret Thatcher seances to promising to eliminate North Korea, Happy Science is a controversial new religious movement with over 12 million members in 90 countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIS-RE3gO64 Led by its charismatic leader, Ryuho Okawa, the group’s followers believe he is a divine being, but others have accused him of leading a cult. We hear from… Continue lendo Japan’s Strangest Cult? | False Gods

“A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the ‘Moonies’ church founder has been making alliances with far-right figures” – Alia SHOAIB

Business Insider, October 30, 2021 Wearing his signature crown of gleaming bullets and with a gold AR-15 often strapped to his chest, the 42-year-old Pastor Sean Moon is a bizarre religious leader.  Sean Moon is the founder of the Pennsylvania-based The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church, also known as the Rod of Iron Ministries. … Continue lendo “A gun church that glorifies the AR-15 and is led by the son of the ‘Moonies’ church founder has been making alliances with far-right figures” – Alia SHOAIB

Reverend Moon: Emperor of the Universe | BBC documentary

The following video is a one-hour long BBC documentary made in 2000. It gives a lot of information about Sun Myung Moon, starting with his early life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEnxHDaGF5w Sun Myung Moon (Korean: 문선명; Hanja: 文鮮明; born Yong Myung Moon; 6 January 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader, also known for his… Continue lendo Reverend Moon: Emperor of the Universe | BBC documentary

“Dark Persuasion – The History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media” – Joel E. DIMSDALE

Joel E. Dimsdale discusses his latest book Dark Persuasion: A History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media, which traces the evolution of brainwashing from its beginnings in torture and religious conversion into the age of neuroscience and social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWl8FXhdEio JOEL DIMSDALE, MD, is distinguished professor emeritus and research professor in the department of… Continue lendo “Dark Persuasion – The History of Brainwashing from Pavlov to Social Media” – Joel E. DIMSDALE