Monthly Archives: October 2016

Belief vs. Fact

By | 2017-03-21T10:48:48+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Mark Twain once said, “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” I was listening to this podcast, and it got me thinking about the reality that so many people are walking around with beliefs which they consider “Truth” with a capital “T.” Sometimes even intelligent, educated people seem [...]

A Watchtower Tragedy

By | 2017-04-06T17:47:34+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  This week, a 27-year old member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canada lost her life because of her refusal to accept a life-saving blood transfusion. Éloïse Dupuis was admitted to the hospital after her planned home birth resulted in complications. She was immediately given a Caesarean section and her baby was saved. However, during the [...]

Does Trump Display the Stereotypical Profile of a Cult Leader?

By | 2017-04-06T17:49:57+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  There are many reasons to be saddened, disgusted, confused, outraged, scared, and even traumatized by Trump’s presidential campaign. He has just declared a “scorched earth policy” and is saying there is an “international conspiracy that is persecuting him” and he is just a “martyr for the cause of America.” In studying cults and their leaders [...]

Robert Jay Lifton MD: An Interview with a Genius

By | 2017-04-06T17:53:00+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: News and Updates, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  As this year marks the 40th anniversary of the day I left the Moonies, I want to take some time to acknowledge an individual who played an important role in my personal and professional development. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the famous psychiatrist and my mentor, Robert Jay Lifton.  I was first introduced [...]