Thursday, August 31, 2017

Calling all college freshmen and high school seniors (and mid-life adults who think it is about time to get that BA)

Six exceedingly simple and simply awesome reasons to study Latin American and the Caribbean at FIU (Florida International University) if you live in Miami:

Visit the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) web page for more information!

Oh, and by-the-way, there is a lot of interesting religion in Latin America and the Caribbean!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The "Family" - CoG (Children of God)

by Noah Thompson

Warning, there are some sexually explicit scenes in here. This is another example of a 1970s/80s cult in addition to the Jim Jones "Suicide Cult." 

Published on Jul 10, 2009
After a highly unconventional childhood in Children of God, a cult that mixed religion with sex, filmmaker Noah Thomson escaped to begin a normal life. But after experiencing years of sexual abuse and neglect, Thomson and other former members of the organization may never know what "normal" is. The documentary follows Thomson as he searches for others who have tried to start a new life outside the cult - and searches for answers about his own lost childhood.

Jonestown murder suicide

Sociopaths series: Jim Jones (Jonestown murder/suicide) 909 died

Published on Apr 27, 2014
James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 -- November 18, 1978) was an American religious leader and community organizer. Jones was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the cult murder/suicide in November 1978 of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan. Over 300 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning.[3] Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head; to this day it is unknown whether his death was a suicide or murder.

Friday, June 9, 2017

British Muslims repudiate violent extremism

George Takei
These terrorists and extremists do not speak for their religion, and are vehemently rejected by Muslims around the world.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017