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10 years ago
Noble9
QuoteKeirI said "...PASSIVE COMPLACENT" It does not neccesarily mean they are fascist friendly.Quote "Complacency" implies there is an obligation to do something about factions within a belief group. Most members of a religion, however, probably don't get too heavily involved in the politics. Most just try to live their lives according to whatever doctrines are pres
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Noble9
QuoteSandmanHe may also be concerned that his personal appearance as a middle-aged man might be off-putting for potential young Desteni recruits. This is another thing that creeps me out about Bernard Poolman, his age-inappropriate relationships. He's around 50 years old, yet he hangs around with 20- and 30-somethings and interrogates them about their sex lives. That alone should be a m
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Noble9
"The person operating the camera deliberately avoids showing Poolman's face, which suggests he had told them to do so. That isn't very "self-honest" of him." Yes, it's very strange that in all of the Desteni videos I've watched (too many), I've never seen Bernard's face. There are not many photos of him available, though we do have a few. By
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Noble9
These guys are just plain wacky. It's obvious that they are mostly children with privileged backgrounds who do not have any concept of the real world. Through this cult they are able to extend their childhood lack of real responsibility by avoiding work and having others make their big life decisions for them. The creepiest thing to me is the utter lack of humor a lot of them display in
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