A highly acclaimed biography of L. Ron Hubbard, exposing both his lies and those of the church of Scientology about his live, will be reprinted soon. Throughout its history the Church of Scientology has not only failed to denounce and disavow Hubbard's fantasies, but has itself greatly contributed to the body of fiction surrounding its founder.
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In recent month there has been much discussion in the media on the question of whether or not Mormonism is a 'cult.' Most people who weighed in on the subject demonstrated a lack knowledge regarding the meaning of the term 'cult,' as well as the differences between Mormon and Christian theology.
Many Christians unwittingly get caught up in abusive churches -- or relationships -- in which they are subjected to spiritual abuse. Stephen Martin's book The Heresy of Mind Control helps Christians recognize the warning signs that a group and its leader are dangerous.
'Inside Scientology' is another nail in the coffin of the most world's most insidious religious cults.
A look at what's new at at Apologetics Index and its related family of websites.
The F.B.I.’s arrests of members of a Michigan-based Christian militia over the weekend has poignantly highlighted the re-emergence militia movement -- the militant arm of the patriot movement
More than 14 years after she was murdered, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, founder of American Atheists is still being victimized by a long-running hoax.
Our collection of research resources on abusive churches and spiritual abuse is one of the most-visited pages at Apologetics Index. We have now updated the links, cleaned up the page and increased the font-size. Plus, in this entry we quote Ken Blue's observations about why otherwise sensible and intelligent people submit to spiritual abuse.
Researching Landmark Education and its Landmark Forum? We've just updated our links to critical resources on this organization.
Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias adresses the questions: Is The Bible True? Why Should I Believe The Bible Is True? Why Should I Read The Bible Instead Of Other Books?
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If you've ever lived through a computer crash you know the feeling... from the initial shock to the elation of finding your data intact! A new system is being sourced (read: we're trying to get a replacement system on a crisis budget...). Meanwhile, we're still able to get some updates out, this being one of them...
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has published a report titled, "A Portrait of Mormons in the U.S." The report, using data from its own 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, is of interest to anyone researching religions, religion trends, and the Mormon Church in particular. But we do take issue with the fact that the report lumps the Mormon Church in with what Pew refers to as "other Christian traditions."
Former fundamentalist Bart Ehrman says that doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus and heaven and hell are not based on anything Jesus or his earlier followers said. He also claims at least 19 of the 27 books in the New Testament are forgeries. Critics say they've heard it all before. Others welcome the opportunity to re-examine the issues Ehrman brings up.
While the Bible shows that God can heal people supernaturally, claims of particular faith-healers should be examined. Here’s what WORLD learned about the “Lakeland Outpouring” healings of television preacher Todd Bentley.