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15 years ago
kath
Quoterrmoderator Recently, a member came back to a Mankind Project thread and deleted many posts that had been up for more than a year. This really changed the flow of that thread, as you can imagine. For sure :shock: What some boards have is a time limit on editing posts, so people can edit for a few hours after they post. Do you have the site backed up, then one of the mods could restore w
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporterhell I didn't even realise this then how about I go visit Uncle Randi and prove to him that I can make myself sick with the power of my mind? That's a pretty impressive feat. I don't think that he would deny that. No I don't think you are consciously magicing/making yourself ill- illness is a terrible thing and I'm not denying your diagnosis or anythi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quoterrmoderator You can't get skeptics to agree enough to establish such a thing and they would be skeptical of any leader that tried to so organize them./quote] LOL :D True :) Sorry if any of my posts have been a bit 'much'- I don't seem to be able to edit my post anymore? But that means I will say more things wrong lol :shock:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporter I would have been most interested in your opinions on what I had to write about magnesium as being both a supplement and a prescription medicine. Do you supposse that the fact that I buy it from a health food store with Nature's Own rather than Alpha-Pharm stamped on the bottle that it must be less effective and/or dangerous? It's proven beneficial for some uses (whi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporter A recent Australian study shows that 1 in 10 patients presenting to a general practitioner had an adverse pharmaceutical drug event in the preceding six months with 50% of those being in the moderate to severe range and 8% requiring hospitalisation. Yes I've had one myself and it does make you think. But such are the unfortuate risks with medicines that actually do som
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotedrivingthecar Marijuana is an herb. It's natural. You can grow it yourself and smoke it and then tell me that as a natural herb it does absolutely "nothing" for you. That's a narcotic drug though. No-one would argue deadly nightshade or other toxins do nothing :D But this is not the type of herb we are talking about, which you can buy legally at health food shops.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteThe Anticult All you have to do is PROVE ANY "paranormal" ability, and I will help you win the Million Dollar Challenge, and make you world famous. If anyone can outline what they think is a real "paranormal" ability, I will help you set up the tests, in your city. Its that easy. Strangely 'professional' psychics who say they will prove their claims often va
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteAcid Reindeer today I contemplated putting together a website that examined all of Randi's entries in that work of his, as far as the subject matter that I have more than glancing knowledge, and examining all of the half-truths and oversimplifications found there. I have other things to do. Hi the whole text of the encyclopedia is here:- Randi writes - 'As with all of my
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteAcid ReindeerRandi does not have a good track record as far as his nonfiction writing. I had a look over the same work that the ISKCON entry comes from and checked out his entry on Crowley. as I expected it shows a superficial understanding of Crowley seemingly derived from secondary sources. he seems to have about as thorough an understanding of Crowley as I did at the age of 15. The t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotedrivingthecar For those of you who laugh off a "Big Pharma" conspiracy, I would say you are naive. Big Pharma makes billions of dollars convincing people they need to stay on a specific drug for the rest of their lives. They are more interested, profit-wise, in a drug that is used as "maintenance" than a drug that cures. Do the math. Erm, the multi-million dollar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotedrivingthecar There are allegations that the "Quackbusters" are really part of a conspiracy by certain people in the medical profession to discredit their competition in the alternative health fields. Big Pharma conspiracy- classic :D Obviously I only know what Barrett etc think inasmuch as I have read their websites, and use logic myself. All of us have only limited time.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuotedrivingthecarBut when he's going after individual alternative health practitioners who have happy clients and haven't hurt anyone... I hink he would say that it's still fraud and he's exposing it. He particularly goes after Hilde Clarke who believes all cancer is caused by an intestinal worm that doesn't even have any poulation at all in the West :D How people
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteSchwarzieThere are 5 kids in that family ...I'd hate to see all 5 of them get this That'd be statistically impossible or something, don't panic :) I know how scary it must be to have a family member fall ill, most people would tend to worry excessively about the others. Make time for relaxation and fun for yourself, best wishes, Kath
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
15 years ago
kath
Quotedrivingthecar Stephen Barrett, on the other hand, actively goes out and tries to destroy individual lives by filing lawsuits and having alternative healthcare practitioners arrested. How he would see it is he is exposing frauds and charlatans. Stopping people being taken in financially or even killed by these therapies if they were to follow them and refuse conventional medical treatm
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteAcid Reindeer Randi appears not to have actually read the Bhagavad-Gita But not every human being needs to you know. :) Why would he? No-one has limitless time on their hands and Randi's not religious or a mystic so why would he 'waste his time' reading a religion's holy book? Also there's more specific beliefs and literature of the hare krishnas, rather than
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteSchwarzie Something that still eats at me is her connections with Wicca ...even though it's a somewhat benign organization /group, couldn't individual members cause a problem? Of course. Every religion has it's 'bad eggs', and this person telling your daughter she'd cursed her can be very intimidating and frightening, particularly if someone is already vulne
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
15 years ago
kath
Your criticisms are aimed at things Randi has said or done on a professional level. That someone is 'wrong' in your opinion doesn't make them destructive. Destructive gurus' destructiveness isn't judged by that. These are some things a real destructive guru may do- Coerce people in an emotional and personal way, involved with peoples' relationships and such.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporter There are currently thousands of qualified chiropractors practicing throughout the world and no evidence to sugguest that the profession is subject to any more litigation or claims of malpractice than any other field of medicine or alternative medicine. There's also no strong evidence to suggest chiropractic does anything at all- on a good day. On a bad day, it has prove
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporter I did not claim that it was my own work and nor did I get it from wikipedia, although it is published in several places on-line. So now you want to start in on criticising my character because I don't agree with your line huh? :roll: Answers is a mirror site of wikipedia. No I'm not criticising your character, just saying you could perhaps name your sources. -
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
:? Well that was a profitable use of peoples' time :D
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotezelig The whole movie is even more hysterical when you understand the Hebrew and Polish Borat speaks! The translations only match about two lines in the whole movie! In jokes inside of an in joke! Or perhaps secret directives to other lizards like myself! 8) LOL I did wonder whether it was real 'foreign' he was speaking. This is probably very off-topic here but I'd lov
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
cultreporter wrote QuoteRandi entered the international spotlight in 1972..... Thanks for the bit of cutting and pasting from wikipedia there :D I personally like wikipedia but its considered polite to let people know when what you write is not all your own work. As to Randi, it is an enlightening article on wikipedia but I think he's entitled to his character flaws like the rest of us
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteAcid Reindeer plenty of things can't work under laboratory conditions. I can make an audience give me a standing ovation. I can give my sexual partner an orgasm. how would you prove those statements? I don't see how either of those would be hard to prove. They can even fit a camera internally nowadays which could tell when the vital moment happens :D
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15 years ago
kath
QuoteThe Anticult Very generic name. Strange for a cult, as they often choose Grandiose names to reflect the Ego of their founder...The Royal Way...etc... I think it's that the founder only gave it a name out of necessity for dealing with the local Council etc. Doing that gave him ideas. Then he met his current other half who wanted a vehicle for world domination :D I'll experim
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteRama Das (slave name)I thought this was cool, it is Jon Ronson discussing the "Bilderberg Group" on CNN. I would imagine that David Icke, among others, would have been a major factor in this man educating himself on the subject. Thanks for the Ronson links Rama I will defo watch them, been meaning to watch the whole series for a bit. I've seen the one about aliens/re
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Pagan Association (UK). wierd choice of name innit? Brill, thanks for your tips. I will be PMing people too:)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteJack Oskar Larm Someone like Icke probably also believes in Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. :roll: No, that wouldn't be attention-seeking enough to sell books etc or just get talked about. He'd only be interested if he could claim that Tony Blair is descended from the Loch Ness monster and was initiated by Bigfoot into a worldwide masonic Illuminati or something like that.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
I can only think that Rhiannon of the Pagan Assiciation UK has maniacally put their name everywhere online so the thread had sunk. She will never sink all criticism of the Pagan Association (UK) :D though because they will make new enemies by making similar mistakes, I imagine. As for raising the profile/search engine ranking of criticism of groups, I'd be very interested in any sugge
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
Quotecultreporter Get a blog site. As far as I know (and hundreds of complaints were logged against my freesite, so I can only assume the blog has been subjected to the same treatment, but without success) you can say pretty much anything on a blog, and they do rank. These are all brill tips, thanks:) Do you spend much time over your SOI blog? Only I feel it's wrong for me to spend too
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
kath
QuoteWhen I search for this site using Google it is the top listed response. I searched with quote marks: "Rick Ross". No problems, number one! I know, I don't mean that I mean that if you search for individual groups under their individual names, some of them have removed the google listing of threads about them on this forum.
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