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at the Apologetics Index
Vedic City considers eminent domain to seize farmer’s land
From ReligionNewsBlog posted here 6/30/07
Landmark Education vs. Apologetics Index and Google and a French TV Station
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Remember EST? Werner Erhard?
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The author of the above article would be considered "left wing" politically. And yet people who are "right wing" or "libertarian" ought to have similar concerns if they truly respect the U.S. Constitution.
Followers of the Lord Jesus Christ should face up to the true nature of the political leaders of this world system.
[From an article in the Los Angeles Times, USA, Jan. 2, 2005, By Dan Weikel and William Lobdell, Times Staff Writers, posted on the Religion New Blog]
Robert H. Schuller, 79, protégé of the late Norman Vincent Peale (33rd Degree Freemason) has turned over the reigns of power to his son, Robert A. Schuller, 51, as clergyman of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.
"The Rev. Billy Graham said in a statement that the younger Schuller "is a great communicator and will more than fill his father's shoes."" (according to the article.)
Known for his "Possibility Thinking" form of Positive Thinking and his gospel of Self-Esteem, the senior Schuller has promoted seeker-friendly mega-churches for decades.
""The Crystal Cathedral has been very much based and rooted in a personality," Miller said. "The congregation will see the father in the son. But in the long term, as the father's influence and memory fades, he's going to have to make it on his own."
"Yet, it is possible for the sons of great ministers to continue the work of their fathers, and even flourish. At Lakewood Church in Houston, Pastor Joel Osteen expanded the congregation from 6,000 to 30,000, making it the largest church in the nation, after his father died in 1999."
The grandson, Robert V. Schuller, is at Fuller Seminary and is expected to help his father with his new duties.
Cult Leader Expels Critics
Religion News Blog
"In Colorado City, meanwhile, recent fissures within the group have led to theories that its leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Warren Jeffs, may be searching for a new home for many of his estimated 6,000 followers. Jeffs, said by former church members to have more than 30 wives, recently expelled more than a dozen men from the sect over their criticism of his leadership."
A glimpse of one cult leader is a glimpse of the cult-like tendencies of many religious leaders. Editor, Procinwarn.com