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One7 provides refuge for those who need help

The Charlotte Observer
City News
Sunday, January 25, 2015

David Garrett never expected to open an after-school program for impoverished and underprivileged children.

Garrett grew up in Tennessee, the son of a judge, but said he spent his teens and early 20s selling drugs and acting recklessly. 748 more words

Charlotte Observer

Seven Reasons Why You Could *Never* Get Trapped By A Cult

This is the second in a series of articles I’m writing on the nature of cults, and is a direct response to every idiot I’ve heard say: “Oh, if they’re in , they deserve what they’re getting. 1,851 more words

Writing

What Is A Cult?

The five of us kneel, huddling close together in a tight circle, with our leader standing in the center, glaring down at us imperiously. The body he has chosen for this lifetime is small, lanky, and pale, with stringy black hair hanging in greasy strands in front of his face. 5,348 more words

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Is Stephen Hawkins going to hell?


Hawking said in an interview this week that he doesn’t believe in an afterlife, and he said the notion of heaven is a “fairy story.” 1,390 more words

Spirituality And Religion

Land of the Free?

Once again, I’m shocked and dismayed. I had no idea that so-called “conversion therapy” – where gay folks are forced to be “cured” of their homosexuality – was still legal in most of the United States. 89 more words

Spirituality And Religion

What Every Ex-(and Current-)$cientologist Should Know

Most people who read this blog know how I feel about Scientology, but why I feel I do perhaps bears a bit of repeating here. Ages ago, back in nineteen-ninety neveryoumind, I was in what could only be termed a “microcult:” a small, intense, emotionally abusive spiritual group. 1,363 more words

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From John Evelyn's Diary

” August 1st 1672: I was at the marriage of Lord Arlington’s onely daughter (a swete child if ever there was any) to the Duke of Grafton, the King’s natural son by the Dutchesse of Cleaveland. 160 more words

Spirituality And Religion