Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S33bTCrv-vE This documentary explores the core beliefs of America's fundamentalist Christians -- including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our report features… Continue lendo Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary

“The Horrifying True Story of ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’, and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” – Laura MARTIN

ESQUIRE, 8 June 2022 A four-part documentary directed by Rachel Dretzin, Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey tells the story of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), and its disgraced leader, Warren Jeffs. But what’s the true story behind the religion and how did it end up in the unholy place it is now?… Continue lendo “The Horrifying True Story of ‘Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey’, and the Cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints” – Laura MARTIN

“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

New Age Spirituality in the USA: Meet The Shamans, Gurus and Cult Leaders of America | Documentary

Is the USA undergoing a spiritual awakening, or is it falling victim to fake gurus and new age cult leaders? In an America in search of meaning, gurus, healers, shamans and other modern wizards have become the new providers of worth. Festivals, retreats and detox courses promising spiritual wellness are multiplying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYrSoVCjYAw We follow emerging… Continue lendo New Age Spirituality in the USA: Meet The Shamans, Gurus and Cult Leaders of America | Documentary

God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | ENDEVR Documentary

God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | Investigative Documentary (2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFMvB-clmOg Despite being an officially secular country, religion is everywhere in the United States. 70% of Americans are Christians and the majority of them voted for Trump. Evangelicals mobilized in their masses to get Donald Trump elected and they similarly geared… Continue lendo God Bless America: How the US is Obsessed with Religion | ENDEVR Documentary

“I Grew Up In A Cult Without Realising” – Faith Elizabeth HUNTER

Faith Elizabeth Hunter, who goes by Liz, was raised in Texas in a family belonging to the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) – also known as ATI – an ultra-conservative Christian sect established in 1961. As a child, Liz remembers that her family had no television, and weren’t allowed to watch films or TV… Continue lendo “I Grew Up In A Cult Without Realising” – Faith Elizabeth HUNTER

The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

The internet has been accused of wrecking many things over the years – print media, Blockbuster and privacy, for instance. One thing it definitely hasn’t killed, though, is the antisemitic conspiracy theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7o3bVInA2A In fact, the internet is breathing new life into ideas that have been doing the rounds – sometimes causing mass murder –… Continue lendo The Most Dangerous Conspiracy Theory in the World | Truth Hurts

“Fascism, Fiction, and Freedom in the Time of the Virus” – Arundhati ROY

Religious Nationalism, Dissent, and the Battle Between Myth and History. The seventh annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights, presented at the LBJ Auditorium on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center hosted the lecture in partnership with the Rothko Chapel and… Continue lendo “Fascism, Fiction, and Freedom in the Time of the Virus” – Arundhati ROY

“The murder scandalizing Brazil’s evangelical church” – Jon Lee ANDERSON

The New Yorker, June 7, 2021 Flordelis became famous as a gospel singer, a pastor, and a politician. Then her husband was killed. Late on the evening of June 15, 2019, Flordelis dos Santos de Souza and her husband, Anderson do Carmo, left for a night out in Rio de Janeiro. They had been looking… Continue lendo “The murder scandalizing Brazil’s evangelical church” – Jon Lee ANDERSON

Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary

The criminal injunction of Genesis—“Be fruitful and multiply . . .”—could never have come out of the mouth of the Good Lord. “Be ye rare,” He would have suggested, surely, if He had had any say in the matter. Nor could He ever have added the fatal words: “. . . and replenish the earth.” They should be erased… Continue lendo Iraq’s lost generation | DW Documentary