Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"God's Gonna Shoot You If I Won't"

"Staaaaaaaaaaap Itttttttttttttttt !" - Jane Whaley  (WW's new ringtone)


In light of several publicly released recordings of Jane Whaley screaming at a member over leaving, and to loudly interrupting another, I offer:

             Top 10 most Aggressive (and Violent) Christian Pastors and TV Preachers

It is entertaining, compelling and unsettling. It gives the viewer an idea of what kind of culture and environment these narcissistic, delusional and dangerous people, who are the voice, face and leaders of their respective congregations, might have in common with 'ol JW.

The title of this post comes in a quote from a worked up preacher well into the body of this compilation.

Aside from the Satanic label plastered on the face of the video, the viewer will no doubt appreciate the context of all who show their unique versions of passion and charisma, such as it is.

Along with you, I will be following the upcoming case/cases, drama and revelations and will comment accordingly.

Could the IRS be watching this case? The "church"? Jane? 

They certainly watched Benny Hinn.

-WOFFWATCHER

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Devil Is In The Details - WOFF'S Challenging, Defensive Disclaimer In Lieu of an Apology

I just bought a pair of very expensive boots made from lawyer skin. They cost $650.00 per hour to wear! - Henny Youngman

WOFF spared no time releasing a statement responding to allegations made in a report by Mitch Weiss, an Associated Press investigative reporter, featuring shocking revelations of alleged abuse of 43 former WOFF members, at the hands of ministers.(See Document Everything)

There are a lot of holes in this weak, albeit aggressively crafted statement.

It points fingers, fails to apologize, questions credibility, feigns shock and disappointment (a 10 on the "oh please" scale), reeks of self unawareness, and attempts to minimize the participants.

After loosely analyzing and DE-coding the statement, I found THEIR statements more incredulous than my interpretation.

In lieu of a good lawyer to write this statement, their in-house counsel, a graduate of the Mayberry School of Law, home of the fighting Shazams!, popped off this gem:

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the false allegations made against our church and its pastors by certain former members and reported in a recent Associated Press article authored by Mitch Weiss. (We didn't see this coming, we are self unaware. In addition, they are all lies anyway. No one would dare question Jane Whaley.)

We do not condone or allow abuse in any form at our church. Period. (We hope this statement will be enough smoke for you to believe us. We 'don't condone' it now that we have been publicly outed by a massive amount of allegations coming from one investigation. So, does this mean you condoned it before? )

These false allegations were predominantly made by members of an extended family, with one of its members currently facing several legal battles, both civil and criminal. (So, let's get mean and start pointing out how flawed all these people are.)

We believe these allegations are carefully targeted and timed to prejudice the jury pool, put pressure on the judges and elected officials, and otherwise influence the public in an attempt to gain advantage in these legal cases. (Too late. The general public has known about the goings on at this "church" well before Good Cop(religious cults info)/Bad Cop (WOFFWATCHER)started blogging. It doesn't help your case that your very public court battles and numerous news reports have documented bouts of alleged abuse and other drama for well over 30 years.There is INDEED A WELL ESTABLISHED PATTERN HERE.)

The allegations of this small group of people should be viewed in contrast to the number of faithful members in our large congregation. (It only takes ONE case of abuse or criminal activity to impact the reputation of any person, business or even place of worship, much less 43 people. More importantly, "faithful members" still within your flock have ALSO experienced some of the same treatment that 43 former members have revealed. I know some!! And, there are still people cued up to leave at any moment.)

It is curious and revealing that those now speaking out have sat on their allegations for several years and only speak out at what they perceive to be an advantageous time. (No time like the present, pal. Investigators are still hunting down Nazis. You think all of those alleged incidents that happened at your "church are going to be forgotten, much less reported? This sentence is highly presumptuous for an organization purported to be a place of worship.)

If our church is such an abusive place, why did several of the attorneys quoted in Mr. Weiss’ article allow their children to continue to attend our church and school for months after they withdrew from membership in the church? (For the same reason CURRENT members have waited. For the RIGHT MOMENT. When you have to pack up and go, you have to have every body on the same page, which is impossible for most people as they are prone to tell on each other. Importantly, you just don't walk away from family. That's why.) 

Further, is it notable that one of the most vehement critics quoted in the article routinely insisted that his infant daughter be cared for daily by the very individuals he now accuses of heinous abuse.(Extenuating circumstances here. Man, you are reaching.)

False allegations have been made against our church in the past. Investigations at several levels of government have been conducted. We have been exonerated at every point. (No. ALLEGATIONS have been made in the past against your "church" They just didn't have the legal muscle . You're flaunting your win-win record where your legal teams have been successful. This doesn't matter going forward.)

Although Mr. Weiss’s article references his review of various legal documents, it fails to educate the reader on these exonerations .(Really? You think critiquing a respected journalist who works for the gold standard of journalism, is relevant? How are you qualified to do this? Now who's attacking who? Stick with what you know. God knows you know most every egregious moment of what's gone on at WOFF, and would be one hell of a witness for the plaintiffs. I know, the client-lawyer privilege thing.)

We remain hopeful that the public will see through these fabrications and see them for what they are.( Remain hopeful all you want. Your track record is hard to ignore. No one will see any of this as fabrications.  Not even fabric professionals.)

Sam (Don't buy a car without talking to me) and
Jane (STAAAAAAAP ITTTTTTTTTTTTT! {my new ring tone} ) Whaley, 
Word of Faith Fellowship pastors (this could change)
Joshua Farmer, attorney, Farmer and Morris Law (Right next to Chico's Bail Bonds)

BTW READERS: It's WOFF (as in off), not WOOF.

-WOFFWATCHER

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

You May All Now Freak Out

The key to preventing tragedy is the individual confronting and defying the power of the cult - WOFFWATCHER
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I've been writing this blog for nearly 6 years.

If you're just joining us now that all hell is breaking loose, good for you, AND WELCOME!

Check out my past blogs for what I believe to be prescient, baseball bat over the head commentary and analysis. The links are incredibly helpful for getting a good handle on all things WOFF. The two You Tube mini commercials are worth a look as well.

You will read that I have a stake in all of this. My concerns are real, as well as many others over the years have been closely watching and discussing.

I have been most intensely disappointed, you'll read, is that many in the Rutherford county community, not members of WOFF, have been dismissive, and apathetic to the goings on of this "church". My experiment with facebook proved correct. That is, that some people got caught up in their own, unnecessary, drama, with narcissistic and truly insane ingredients to make for a disaster pie, and I just up and took down the account after only a few months.

But the blog continued, and maybe slowed down a bit because I knew this day was coming.

Now, what was no doubt the inevitable, is happening. The other shoe has dropped.

First, the ever pending Fenner trial, and now the AP has conducted a thorough investigation, and whole world now has gotten a jaw dropping view into this place a few of us have been yelling about for quite a while.

Much of what is in the report is the same we have known for years. However, the number of those interviewed is astounding.

It's going to be hard for WOFF to recover from 43 people baring their souls to the world with the gold standard of journalism reporting on what has to be a painstaking, seemingly endless pursuit of truth and accuracy.

Now, the fallout will present itself in perhaps predictable ways, that is with statements of denials, threats of legal action, members bailing, more investigations, more revelations. This is just the beginning.
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But we are all worried about the Kool - Aid, both literally and figuratively.


Jane still owes us an apology.

Stay tuned.

More to come.

-WOFFWATCHER

Friday, May 6, 2016

"Locked In" My Imprisoned Years in a Destructive Cult By John Huddle A Book Review by WOFFWATCHER


It may come to you during this read, or after it.

For me, it came in installments. And, we all will have different interpretations about this book.

John Huddle's book, “Locked In” is about caring and love. It is about a calling. It is about an unspoken devotion to those who need his help. It is about courage.

This book is educating, riveting and heartbreaking.

It's a lot to process.

There is no template for how to serve God. He made us all different. We all have different purpose, realized or not. The bible is for everyone's interpretation and for discussion, more importantly intended for us to follow. It is intended for mystery and disagreement on how to translate it's meanings as well as for us to join and share lessons.

There is no one size fits all to the Bible. As there is no one correct or chosen religion.

John breaks ground, not in any one sentence, by subtly suggesting that point and by demonstrating that there is more than one way in which to serve God, challenges and suffering and all.

I got it. I had hoped that this message might be the case. You choose your own path. Your personal relationship with God is more important than any one religion. And then you go about doing the best you can to serve him.

John outdid himself. Or, it is what God intended. And no doubt, with his help.

In “Locked In”, John not only tells you his story, but the story of many who have chosen this faith as their path to walk with God.

Instead of an understandably angry tome, John gives his own details with loving care, humor and candor in “Locked In”.

Only doing what he thought was best, it seemed the wind was right for John and his family to catch the right wave and land in the WOFF world. What followed was a dramatic change in culture, new forms of dynamics within a religion based atmosphere, demands on his time and family, challenges, to say the least of every kind imaginable, and ultimate heartbreak.

It didn't end with John going away, and not even quietly.

When the dust settled, John delved into the blogosphere and reported news and information for those tired of this cult as well as those frustrated with seeing very old posts about the “church” as did I when I was surfing the web for answers and information before I started my own commentary based blog, John unknowing created his own community for those seeking a link to their loved ones, or stories from former members, or to interact with him in and others in the same boat, albeit with different seats.

This book is the missing piece of the structure of his culture of registry. This gives detail to his personal story and of those within his circle. If we didn't know or couldn't piece together references, names, incidents and such, this is the book that answers those questions.

This poor man had to do ridiculous things in a ridiculous world with ridiculous people controlling his fate.

John had the sense to question, first in his mind, and then vocally, about the limits, u-turns and whims of this North Carolina version of a North Korean government.

This is a book you may intend to read all the way through. However, it is a daunting task. Only because of the depth of content which will cause you to take pause and digest.

Imagine living through it. I can't even imagine tolerating it.

I found myself going back to it over and over again because I wanted to take in all of the situations and people and demands and questions and heartbreak.

I already knew who most of the players were from my experience with WOFF. However, the book added depth to their profiles and history.

This book is not an easy read. It contains an impossible number of incidents and profile of persons and situations. How a human being could experience this is beyond me.

I highly recommend you read this book. If you are connected in some way to WOFF through family members, or live in the community, or a student of cults, then, this book will blow you away.

I won't be surprised if John has more where this came from.

I am humbled for him having shared this story.

-WOFFWATCHER


WOFF culture has become a study. John explains the science of this “church” and it's leadership and followers within this book and certainly blog: religiouscultsinfo.com

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Victims of terrorism die. WOFF's victims are damaged for life. Which is worse?


 “Most bad people are good people that don’t know how to think critically. These people become the blind weapons of a society.”  ― Debasish Mrida


People do bad things to people on seemingly all levels.


Organizational structure to keep the crazy - crazy or crazier, is fundamental to groups which want to control, terrorize, or call attention to their cause.

The terrorist's meticulous nature of crafting the propaganda is eye opening and unsettling in this Washington Post article.

Groups like SCIENTOLOGY, a widely known and controversial religion, have tried their hand with such a PR effort, sans the executions and terrorism. And, they PR/Propaganda with great zeal. Their success is measured in-house, eschewing results from reasonable and objective opinions.

WOFF's default answer toward criticism HAS been through it's lawyers, in membership's minds,  their version of PR. And, almost always, in a defiant and dismissive way.

The consensus of opinion is that the results of their PR effort is that WOFF has a considerable war chest all derived from "tithing" and "church" owned business to defend against all comers. A position it boastfully has spun in their favor.

It is plausible to consider that at one time, an aggressive campaign to positively advertise WOFF,  has been kicked around. In reality, perhaps their strained budget may only cover legal defense.

It's too late in the game for the soon to be demised leadership to start a positive PR campaign as the next generation of leaders are likely to avoid the paths chosen by arrogant and delusional predecessors. Their challenge will be overcoming exponential membership deterioration and a generation of residual shame.




-WOFFWATCHER

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Rules Vs. A Conundrum

"Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished." 
-Jeremy Bentham

It takes a hefty chest of funds to retain attorneys, much less keep the legal folk as busy as WOFF seemingly has done over the years. And, the practice, so to speak, continues with upcoming court encounters these coming months.

This observer asks: If one or some or all of the attorneys involved attend WOFF AND represent WOFF , let's say in the case where some kind of abuse is alleged, how can they NOT KNOW the allegation occurred? How can they NOT know that it is alleged to happen frequently? Have THEY witnessed it? How can they continue to defend such cases time and time again?

IF any or all of the allegations are true.

One has to wonder if their “counselors” have compelled themselves to advise or have advised their client to refrain from engaging in such alleged actions? One has to wonder if those “counselors” have a limit to another form of legal matter involving a person making allegations against the “church”.

The WOFFWATCH links have mostly been helpful to those seeking a connection to authority to investigate matters where a person feels or alleges some kind of injustice may have been inflicted on them.It ALSO is a comprehensive list of all things WOFF documented and published.

Many view these options, but do not act. It is understandable given the stakes.

Going up against a perceived Goliath is formidable for a person who just wants to go about his or her business. Some cave to the pressure of the “church”, many have overwhelming complications affecting their decisions, others cut their losses and go free, despite the “consequences”.

Going free has been a tough road for all in some way shape or form that is certainly incalculable but commonly liberating despite the challenges.

Wake up, people.

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein ...


So much money spent on counsel.
So much energy spent on trying to impress those in the Jewish faith.
So much energy devoted to scaring the hell out of your own members.
So much time in court.
So much news coverage.
So much trying to convince that everything said about you is a lie.

WOFF could use all of that time and money..........feeding the hungry, building the poor a place to live, ministering love to everyone, building a positive reputation in your community.

Now, that's an alternative that is more and more likely to ultimately land on succeeding leadership. This too, will take time.

In the meantime....

The point of these rules? I imagine counsel is in a bit of a conundrum.

Let's go over a few rules, shall we?

-WOFFWATCHER (aka: one of those “attackers”)


THE REVISED RULES OF
PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
of
July 24, 1997

0.1 PREAMBLE: A LAWYER'S RESPONSIBILITIES


[4] A lawyer's conduct should conform to the requirements of the law, both in professional service to clients and in the lawyer's business and personal affairs. A lawyer should use the law's procedures only for legitimate purposes and not to harass or intimidate others. A lawyer should demonstrate respect for the legal system and for those who serve it, including judges, other lawyers and public officials. While it is a lawyer's duty, when necessary, to challenge the rectitude of official action, it is also a lawyer's duty to uphold legal process.

[6] A lawyer is required to give an honest opinion about the actual consequences that appear likely to result from a client's conduct. The fact that a client uses advice in a course of action that is criminal or fraudulent does not, of itself, make a lawyer a party to the course of action. However, a lawyer may not knowingly assist a client in criminal or fraudulent conduct. There is a critical distinction between presenting an analysis of legal aspects of questionable conduct and recommending the means by which a crime or fraud might be committed with impunity. There is also a distinction between giving a client legitimate advice about asset protection and assisting in the illegal or fraudulent conveyance of assets.

[12] A lawyer's responsibilities as a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen are usually harmonious. Thus, when an opposing party is well represented, a lawyer can be a zealous advocate on behalf of a client and, at the same time, assume that justice is being done. So also, a lawyer can be sure that preserving client confidences ordinarily serves that public interest because people are more likely to seek legal advice, and thereby heed their legal obligations, when they know their communications will be private. In the nature of law practice, however, conflicting responsibilities are encountered. Virtually all difficult ethical problems arise from conflict between a lawyer's responsibilities to clients, to the legal system and to the lawyer's own interest in remaining an upright person while earning a satisfactory living. The Rules of Professional Conduct prescribe terms for resolving such conflicts. Within the framework of these Rules, many difficult issues of professional discretion can arise. Such issues must be resolved through the exercise of sensitive professional and moral judgment guided by the basic principles underlying the Rules.





Monday, March 16, 2015

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT CULTS? Here are some answers...... ENGLISH / NORSK / PORTUGISIK

COURTESY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION
http://www.csj.org/studyindex/studycult/cultqa.htm

Cult: a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea, or thing, and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control designed to advance the goals of the group’s leaders, to the actual or possible detriment of members, their families, or the community.  Unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control include but are not limited to: isolation from former friends and family, use of special methods to heighten suggestibility and subservience, powerful group pressures, information management, suspension of individuality or critical judgment, promotion of total dependency on the group and fear of leaving it, etc.
Contemporary cults, then, are likely to exhibit three elements to varying degrees:
  • members’ excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment to the identity and leadership of the group,
  • exploitative manipulation of members; and
  • harm or the danger of harm to members, their families and/or society.

    Also.....
     Q. How Do Cults Harm Society?
    The report, “Cultism: A Conference for Scholars and Policy,”3 outlines some direct ways in which cults have harmed society:
    Government/Law
    Infiltration of government agencies, political parties, community groups, and military organizations for the purpose of obtaining classified or private information, gaining economic advantage, or influencing the infiltrated organization to serve the ends of the cult.

    Tax evasion
    Fraudulent acquisition and illegal disposition of public assistance and social security funds. 

    Violation of immigration laws
    Abuse of the legal system through spurious lawsuits, groundless complaints to licensing and regulatory bodies, or extravagant demands for services (such as those provided by the “Freedom of Information Act”) as part of “fishing expeditions” against their enemies. 
    Pursuit of political goals while operating under the rubric of a nonpolitical, charitable, or religious organization. 

    Business

    Deceptive fund-raising and selling practices. Organizational and individual stress resulting from pressuring employees to participate in cultic management training and growth seminars.
    Misuse of charitable status in order to secure money for business and other noncharitable purposes. 
    Unfair competition through the use of underpaid labor or “recycled salaries.” 

    Education

    Denial of, or interference with, legally required education of children in cults.Misuse of school or college facilities or misrepresentation of the cult’s purposes, in order to gain respectability.
    Recruitment of college students through violation of their privacy and/or deception. 

    Religion

    Attempts to gain the support of established religions by presenting a deceptive picture of the cult’s goals, beliefs, and practices, and seeking to make “common cause” on various issues. Infiltration of established religious groups in order to recruit members into the cult.
    Cults also harm society in important indirect ways.  Cults violate five interrelated values that sustain free, pluralistic cultures: human dignity, freedom, ethics, critical thinking, and accountability.  Because they “cheat,” cults are able to gain power far beyond their numbers.  Furthermore, the majority seek the protection guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, even thought their ultimate goal is to eliminate the very freedom they claim for themselves.  They thus pose a serious challenge:
    How does a free, constitutionally-based society protect itself against the totalistic impulses and practices of cults and other groups of zealots without becoming closed and repressive?  Simply put, how does the constitutional center hold together?
    This question is especially important today because the American cultural identity has fragmented. 
    The once-dominant Judeo-Christian tradition has been challenged, some say supplanted, by a secularism which, although consistent with the American Constitutional heritage, rejects many major tenets of traditional Judeo-Christian morality.
    While these two camps have been battling, a third value system or world view, rooted in eastern mysticism and issuing from the humanistic psychology movement, has worked itself into the American consciousness.  Commonly called the New Age movement, this world view’s fundamental tenet is that men are blind to the fact that they are all one, that they are all God, and that they are all capable of developing superhuman capacities.
    Most proponents of these three world views tolerate disagreement and respect their opponents, even as they compete - knowingly or not- for dominance within the changing American identity.  But on the fringes of each world view, zealots, many of whom belong to well-organized cults, seek to remake the culture in their own image.
    If cultic zealotry is not ethically restrained, American culture will lose its ethical moorings and the values that have for so long undergirded constitutional guarantees.  The hundreds of thousands of families whom cults have torn apart and the millions of individuals whose rights and integrity they have violated testify to the gravity of this threat.

    The website has comprehensive material on this subject. Click the link above for the entire report, or, check our highly visited LINKS TO WORD OF FAITH FELLOWSHIP page for this and more information. Again, thank you to ICSA for use of this link and it's content.

    -WOFFWATCHER 

    IN PORTUGUESE    PORTUGISISK

    Cult: um grupo ou movimento exibindo um grande ou excessiva devoção ou dedicação a alguma pessoa, idéia, ou coisa, e empregando técnicas unethically manipuladoras de persuasão e controle projetado para avançar os objetivos de líderes do grupo, em detrimento real ou possível de membros , seus familiares ou a comunidade. Técnicas manipulativas Unethically de persuasão e controle incluem, mas não estão limitados a: isolamento de ex-amigos e familiares, uso de métodos especiais para aumentar a sugestionabilidade e subserviência, pressões de grupos poderosos, gestão da informação, a suspensão da individualidade ou juízo crítico, a promoção da total dependência o grupo e medo de deixá-lo, etc.

    Cultos contemporâneos, então, são propensos a apresentar três elementos em diferentes graus:

        excessivamente zeloso, o compromisso incondicional dos membros para a identidade e liderança do grupo,

        exploradoras manipulação de membros; e

        dano ou o perigo de dano aos membros, suas famílias e / ou da sociedade.

           Também .....

         P. Como Cults prejudicar a sociedade?

        O relatório, "cultism: A Conferência for Scholars e Política", 3 descreve algumas formas diretas em que os cultos têm prejudicado a sociedade:
        Governo / Law
        Infiltração de agências governamentais, partidos políticos, grupos comunitários e organizações militares com a finalidade de obtenção de informações classificadas ou privada, a obtenção de vantagem econômica, ou influenciar a organização infiltrada para servir as extremidades do cult.
        Sonegação de impostos
        Aquisição fraudulenta e alienação ilegal de assistência pública e fundos de segurança social.

        A violação das leis de imigração
        Abuse do sistema jurídico por meio de ações espúrias, as queixas infundadas para licenciamento e órgãos reguladores, ou exigências extravagantes para serviços (tais como os fornecidos pelo "Freedom of Information Act"), como parte de "expedições de pesca" contra seus inimigos.

        Prossecução de objectivos políticos durante a operação sob a rubrica de uma organização apolítica, de caridade, ou religiosa.
        Negócio
        Angariação de fundos e de venda práticas enganosas. Estresse organizacional e individual resultante de pressionar os trabalhadores a participar na formação de gestores e de crescimento seminários cultuais.
        Desvio de utilidade pública, a fim de conseguir dinheiro para outros fins noncharitable negócios e.

        A concorrência desleal através do uso de trabalho mal pago ou "salários reciclados."
        Educação
        Negação de, ou interferência com, legalmente exigida educação de crianças em cultos.

        Desvio de escola ou faculdade instalações ou deturpação de fins do culto, a fim de ganhar respeitabilidade.

        O recrutamento de estudantes universitários através de violação de sua privacidade e / ou fraude.
        Religião
        As tentativas de obter o apoio de religiões estabelecidas, apresentando uma imagem enganosa dos objetivos do culto, crenças e práticas, e procurar fazer com que "causa comum" sobre várias questões.

        A infiltração de grupos religiosos estabelecidos, a fim de recrutar membros para o culto.

        Cults também prejudicar a sociedade de maneira indireta importantes. Cults violar cinco valores inter-relacionados que sustentam livres, pluralistas culturas: dignidade humana, liberdade, ética, pensamento crítico e de prestação de contas. Porque eles "batota", cultos são capazes de ganhar o poder muito além de seus números. Além disso, a maioria buscar a proteção garantida pela Declaração de Direitos, até pensei seu objetivo final é o de eliminar a própria liberdade que eles reivindicam para si. Eles, portanto, representam um sério desafio:

        Como é que uma sociedade livre, baseada em constitucionalmente se proteger contra os impulsos e as práticas de cultos e outros grupos de fanáticos totalistas sem tornar-se fechado e repressivo? Basta colocar, como é que o centro constitucional mantêm juntos?

        Esta questão é especialmente importante hoje, porque a identidade cultural americana se fragmentou.

        A tradição judaico-cristã antes dominante tem sido desafiada, alguns dizem suplantado, por um secularismo que, embora coerente com o património constitucional americano, rejeita muitas das principais princípios da moral judaico-cristã tradicional.

        Embora esses dois campos têm lutado, um sistema de valores terceiro ou visão de mundo, enraizada no misticismo oriental e de emissão do movimento da psicologia humanista, trabalhou-se na consciência americana. Comumente chamado o movimento New Age, princípio fundamental desta visão de mundo é que os homens são cegos para o fato de que eles são todos um, que todos eles são de Deus, e que todos eles são capazes de desenvolver as capacidades sobre-humanas.

        A maioria dos defensores dessas três visões de mundo tolerar desacordo e respeitar os seus adversários, mesmo como eles competem - conscientemente ou não- pelo domínio dentro da identidade americana mudando. Mas, à margem de cada visão de mundo, fanáticos, muitos dos quais pertencem a cultos bem organizada, procurar refazer a cultura em sua própria imagem.

        Se fanatismo cultual não é eticamente impedido, a cultura americana perderá suas amarras éticas e os valores que temos para garantias constitucionais tanto tempo amparada. As centenas de milhares de famílias que têm cultos dilaceradas e os milhões de indivíduos cujos direitos e integridade eles violaram atestam a gravidade dessa ameaça.
      
            O site tem o material completo sobre este assunto. Clique no link acima para todo o relatório, ou, confira nossos LINKS altamente visitadas para palavra da fé COMUNHÃO página para isso e obter mais informações.
     
        -WOFFWATCHER

    NORWEGIAN   NORSK

    Cult: en gruppe eller bevegelse som viser en stor eller overdreven hengivenhet eller dedikasjon til noen person, idé, eller ting, og syssels uetisk manipulerende teknikker for overtalelse og kontroll designet for å fremme målene for konsernets ledere, til den faktiske eller mulig skade for medlemmer , deres familier eller samfunnet. Uetisk manipulerende teknikker for overtalelse og kontroll, men er ikke begrenset til: isolasjon fra tidligere venner og familie, bruk av spesielle metoder for å høyne suggestibilitet og underdanighet, kraftige gruppepress, informasjonsforvaltning, suspensjon av individualitet eller kritisk dømmekraft, fremming av total avhengighet gruppen og frykt for å forlate det, etc.

    Moderne kulter, da er sannsynlig vise tre elementer i varierende grad:

        medlemmenes overdrevent nidkjær, urokkelig forpliktelse til identitet og ledelse av gruppen,

        utbyttende manipulering av medlemmer; og

        skade eller fare for skade på medlemmer, deres familier og / eller samfunnet.

             Også .....

         Q. Hvordan Cults Harm Society?

        Rapporten, "cultism: En konferanse for Scholars og politikk," 3 skisserer noen direkte måter som kulter har skadet samfunn:
        Regjeringen / Law
        Infiltrasjon av offentlige etater, politiske partier, grupper i samfunnet, og militære organisasjoner i den hensikt å skaffe gradert eller privat informasjon, få økonomisk fordel, eller påvirke infiltrert organisasjonen til å tjene endene av kulten.
        Skatteunndragelse
        Uredelig oppkjøp og ulovlig disponering av offentlig støtte og trygdemidler.

        Brudd på immigrasjonslover
        Misbruk av rettssystemet gjennom falske søksmål, grunnløse klager til lisensiering og tilsynsorganer, eller ekstravagante krav til tjenester (for eksempel de som er gitt av "Freedom of Information Act") som en del av "fisketurer" mot sine fiender.

        Jakten på politiske mål mens opererer under rubrikken en nonpolitical, veldedig eller religiøs organisasjon.
        Forretnings
        Villedende pengeinnsamlingen og salgspraksis. Organisatorisk og individuell stress som følge av å presse ansatte til å delta i kultiske ledelse trening og vekst seminarer.
        Misbruk av veldedige status for å sikre penger for næringsliv og andre noncharitable formål.

        Urettferdig konkurranse gjennom bruk av underbetalt arbeidskraft eller "resirkulerte lønn."
        Utdanning
        Fornektelse av, eller forstyrrelser, lovpålagt opplæring av barn i kulter.

        Misbruk av skole eller høyskole fasiliteter eller uriktig fremstilling av kultens formål, for å få respektabilitet.

        Rekruttering av studenter gjennom krenkelse av deres privatliv og / eller bedrag.
        Religion
        Forsøk på å få støtte fra etablerte religioner ved å presentere et villedende bilde av kult mål, tro og praksis, og søker å gjøre "felles sak" på ulike problemstillinger.

        Infiltrasjon av etablerte religiøse grupper for å rekruttere medlemmer i kultstatus.

        Cults også skade samfunnet på viktige indirekte måter. Cults krenke fem innbyrdes verdier som opprett gratis, pluralistiske kulturer: menneskeverd, frihet, etikk, kritisk tenkning, og ansvarlighet. Fordi de "jukse", kulter er i stand til å få makt langt utover sine tall. Videre, de fleste søker beskyttelse garantert av Bill of Rights, selv trodde deres endelige mål er å eliminere svært frihet de hevder for seg selv. De dermed utgjøre en alvorlig utfordring:

        Hvordan en gratis, konstitusjonelt baserte samfunn beskytte seg mot totalistic impulser og praksis av kulter og andre grupper av fanatikere uten å bli lukket og undertrykkende? Enkelt sagt, hvordan holde den konstitusjonelle sentrum sammen?

        Dette spørsmålet er særlig viktig i dag fordi den amerikanske kulturelle identitet har fragmentert.

        Den en gang så dominerende jødisk-kristne tradisjonen har blitt utfordret, noen sier fortrengt, av en sekularisme som, selv i samsvar med den amerikanske konstitusjonelle arv, avviser mange store prinsippene for tradisjonell jødisk-kristen moral.

        Mens disse to leirene har kjempet, en tredje verdisystem eller verdensbilde, forankret i østlige mystikk og utgår fra humanistisk psykologi bevegelsen, har jobbet seg inn i den amerikanske bevisstheten. Ofte kalles New Age bevegelsen, er denne verdensbilde grunnleggende prinsipp at menn er blinde for det faktum at de er alle ett, at de alle er Gud, og at de alle er i stand til å utvikle overmenneskelige evner.

        De fleste tilhengere av disse tre verdensbilder tolerere uenighet og respektere sine motstandere, samtidig som de konkurrerer - bevisst eller ikke-for dominans innen skiftende amerikansk identitet. Men i utkanten av hvert verdensbilde, fanatikere, hvorav mange tilhører velorganisert kulter, søke å remake kulturen i sitt eget bilde.

        Hvis kultisk zealotry ikke er etisk behersket, vil amerikansk kultur miste sine etiske fortøyninger og verdiene som har så lenge understøttet konstitusjonelle garantier. De hundretusener av familier som kulter har revet fra hverandre og de millioner av personer med rettigheter og integritet de har brutt vitner om alvoret i denne trusselen.
             
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           -WOFFWATCHER

    Norwegian

    Cult: en grupp eller rörelse uppvisar en stor eller överdriven hängivenhet eller hängivenhet till någon person, idé, eller sak, och sysselsätter oetiskt manipulativa tekniker för övertalning och kontroll som syftar till att föra målen för gruppens ledare, den faktiska eller möjliga skada för medlemmar , deras familjer eller samhället. Oetiskt manipulativa tekniker för övertalning och kontroll inkluderar, men är inte begränsade till: isolering från forna vänner och familj, användning av särskilda metoder för att öka suggestibility och underkastelse, kraftfulla grupptryck, informationshantering, indragning av individualitet eller kritiska bedömning, främjande av den totala beroendet gruppen och rädsla för att lämna den, etc.

    Samtida kulter, därefter, kommer sannolikt att uppvisa tre element i varierande grad:

        medlemmarnas drivet nitisk, orubblig engagemang för identiteten och ledarskap i gruppen,
        exploaterande manipulation av medlemmar; och
        skada eller risk för skada för medlemmar, deras familjer och / eller samhället.

        Också .....
         Q. Hur gör Cults Harm Society?
        Rapporten, "cultism: En konferens för forskare och politik," 3 beskriver några direkta sätt som kulter har skadat samhället:
        Regeringen / Juridik
        Infiltration av statliga myndigheter, politiska partier, samhällsgrupper och militära organisationer i syfte att erhålla sekretessbelagda eller privat information, få ekonomiska fördelar, eller påverka den infiltrerade organisationen att tjäna ändar kulten.
        Skatteflykt
        Bedräglig förvärv och olaglig disposition av offentligt stöd och socialförsäkring.
        Brott mot invandringslagarna
        Missbruk av rättssystemet genom falska stämningar, ogrundade klagomål till licensiering och tillsynsorgan, eller extravaganta krav på tjänster (såsom de som tillhandahålls av "Freedom of Information Act") som en del av "fishing expeditions" mot sina fiender.
        Uppnå politiska mål samtidigt arbetar under rubriken av en opolitiska, välgörenhet, eller religiös organisation.
        Affärs
        Vilseledande insamlingar och försäljningsmetoder. Organisatoriska och individuella stress som följer av att pressa anställda att delta i kult ledarutbildning och tillväxtseminarier.
        Missbruk av välgörenhetsstatus för att säkra pengar för företag och andra noncharitable ändamål. Illojal konkurrens med hjälp av underbetald arbetskraft eller "återvunna löner."
        Utbildning
        Förnekande av, eller störning, krävs juridiskt utbildning av barn i cults.Misuse av skol eller college anläggningar eller förvrängning av kult syften, för att vinna respektabilitet.
        Rekrytering av studenter genom kränkning av deras privatliv och / eller bedrägeri.
        Religion
        Försök att få stöd av etablerade religioner genom att presentera en bedräglig bild av kult mål, övertygelser och praxis, och försöka göra "gemensam sak" i olika frågor. Infiltration av etablerade religiösa grupper för att rekrytera medlemmar till kulten.
        Cults skadar även samhället i viktiga indirekta sätt. Cults bryter fem sammanhängande värderingar som upprätt gratis, pluralistiska kulturer: människans värdighet, frihet, etik, kritiskt tänkande och ansvars. Eftersom de "fuska", kulter kan vinna makt långt utöver deras antal. Dessutom majoriteten söka skydd garanteras av Bill of Rights, även trodde att deras yttersta mål är att eliminera mycket frihet de påstår själva. De utgör därmed en stor utmaning:
        Hur en fri, författningssamhälle skydda sig mot totalistisk impulser och praxis för kulter och andra grupper av fanatiker utan att bli stängd och repressiva? Enkelt uttryckt, hur den konstitutionella centrum hålla ihop?
        Denna fråga är särskilt viktig dag eftersom den amerikanska kulturella identitet har splittrat.
        Den en gång så dominerande judisk-kristna traditionen har ifrågasatts, en del säger ersatts av en sekularisering som, även i linje med den amerikanska konstitutionella arv, avvisar många huvudsakliga principerna i traditionell judisk-kristen moral.
        Medan dessa två läger har kämpat, en tredje värdesystem eller världsbild, rotad i österländsk mysticism och utfärdande av humanistisk psykologi rörelsen, har arbetat sig in i den amerikanska medvetandet. Vanligen kallas New Age-rörelsen, är denna världsbild grundläggande grundsats att män är blinda för det faktum att de alla är ett, att de alla är Gud, och att de alla är kapabla att utveckla övermänskliga förmågor.
        De flesta förespråkare av dessa tre världsbilder tolererar oenighet och respektera sina motståndare, även när de konkurrerar - medvetet eller inte-för dominans inom den föränderliga amerikanska identiteten. Men i utkanten av varje världsbild, fanatiker, varav många tillhör välorganiserade kulter, försöka att göra om kulturen i sin egen image.
        Om kultisk fanatism inte etiskt återhållsam, kommer den amerikanska kulturen förlora sina etiska båtplatser och de värden som har så länge undergirded konstitutionella garantier. De hundratusentals familjer som kulter har slitits sönder och de miljontals personer vars rättigheter och integritet de har brutit vittnar om allvaret i detta hot.

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        -WOFFWATCHER