[ DONATE TO RMN ] [ View Thread ] [ Return to Main Page ] [ Read Prev Article ] [ Read Next Article ] [ CGI Media News Room ] [ SUBSCRIBE TO RMN ]

RMN is Reader Supported

Our Goal for
DEC 6 - JAN 5:
$1500

Powered by FundRazr

Click Widget
or Click Here to contribute.

Checks & Money Orders:

Raye Allan Smith
P.O. Box 95
Ashtabula, OH 44004


Users Online:
28

Who Founded RMNews?



Dewitt Jones' Video
"Celebrate What's Right
With The World"


"When the
Starships Fly!"

Listen at YouTube



Join Rayelan's YahooGroup. Get Breaking News, photos that will warm your heart and more!

Click to join Rayelan
Click to join Rayelan

Do you send exciting and timely information to your special emailing group? How about joining the Rumor Mill News Yahoo Group and start sending RMN your emails?

Click to join RUMORMILLNEWS
Click to join RUMORMILLNEWS

RSS feed FOR READING the RMN YahooGroups


The Theme for The Obergon Chronicles

Listen at YouTube


The Obergon Chronicles ebook


RUMOR MILL
NEWS RADIO


CGI ROOM
Common Ground
Independent Media


WHAT ARE
THE FACTIONS?


THE AMAZING
RAYELAN ALLAN


BIORHYTHMS

LOTTO PICKS

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE


CURRENT MOON




RUMOR MILL NEWS AGENTS WHO'VE BEEN INTERVIEWED ON RUMOR MILL NEWS RADIO

______________

NOVEMBER 2008

Kevin Courtois - Kcbjedi
______________

Dr Robin Falkov

______________

Melinda Pillsbury Hr1

Melinda Pillsbury Hr2

______________

Daneen Peterson

______________

Daneen Peterson

______________

Disclosure Hr1

Disclosure Hr2
______________

Scribe
______________

in_PHI_nitti
______________

Jasmine Hr1
Jasmine Hr2
______________

Tom Chittum Hr1
Tom Chittum Hr2
______________

Kevin Courtois
______________

Dr Syberlux
______________

Gary Larrabee Hr1
Gary Larrabee Hr2
______________

Kevin Courtois
______________

Pravdaseeker Hr1
Pravdaseeker Hr2
______________

DECEMBER 2008

Tom Chittum
______________

Crystal River
______________

Stewart Swerdlow Hr1
Stewart Swerdlow Hr2
______________

Janet Swerdlow Hr1
Janet Swerdlow Hr2
______________

Dr. Robin Falkov Hr1
Dr. Robin Falkov Hr2
Dr. Robin Falkov Hr3

JANUARY 2009 ______________

Patriotlad
______________

Patriotlad
______________

Crystal River
______________

Patriotlad
______________

Dr. Robin Falcov
______________

Patriotlad

FEBRUARY 2009

Find UFOs, The Apocalypse, New World Order, Political Analysis,
Alternative Health, Armageddon, Conspiracies, Prophecies, Spirituality,
Home Schooling, Home Mortgages and more, in:

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room

Tim Pool: "They Talk About Diversity, But Man Do They Really Really Just Push Homogenization Of Everything"

Posted By: Swami
Date: Friday, 11-Jan-2019 21:33:28
www.rumormillnews.com

Doctors Are Going To treat "Masculinity" As HARMFUL In New Guidelines

https://www.bitchute.com/video/jipGcEF5oh0/

~~~

Main Entry: homogeneous
Function: adjective
Etymology: Medieval Latin homogeneus, homogenus, from Greek homogen*s, from hom- + genos kind — more at KIN
Date: 1641

1 : of the same or a similar kind or nature
2 : of uniform structure or composition throughout *a culturally homogeneous neighborhood*


3 : having the property that if each variable is replaced by a constant times that variable the constant can be factored out : having each term of the same degree if all variables are considered *a homogeneous equation*

~~~

Russell Brand Dealing With Narcissism! - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9TWHNNIrcw

Love is not the answer, knowledge is..

What Is Gaslighting? - Russell Brand - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MP3dASowg

~~~

Identifying Marks of an Exploitive, Abusive Group

http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/mindctrl/marks.htm

Exploitive, abusive groups use coercion, fear tactics, deception, control of information, shame, guilt and other methods of thought reform in an effort to gain total control over their recruits and members.

The use of these behavior conditioning techniques may be dangerously effective, leading to a state of deep dependence. In this regard, two basic principals are:

If you can make a person behave the way you want, you can make that person believe the way you want.

Sudden drastic changes in environment can lead to heightened suggestibility and to dramatic changes in attitudes and beliefs.

Awareness and education are the only weapons against the subtle recruitment tactics of a deceptive group. Don't be a target of exploitation and abuse under the guise of religion.

Almost all exploitive religious groups employ some type of thought-reform program to ensure control over their members. Not all of the marks below need be used in order for a group to be considered a destructive religious group.
Exploitive, Abusive Groups:

use abusive, manipulative methods to attract and retain members

require unquestioning submission and loyalty to the leadership (known as "the government" in certain groups)

instill the notion that nowhere else will you find as accurate an understanding of "the truth"

Tactics:

getting the recruit to agree that the state of the world or the state of their own personal condition is undesirable

telling them what they need to do to make themselves or the world better

keeping the member always investing in the future and never really enjoying the present;

keeping their mind always on something else

getting members to believe that the leader alone has the solution(s), and to deny that there could be anything wrong with their leader or their organization

re-directing the member to remake himself or herself, or to look forward to remaking the world (i. e., helping to bring in the Kingdom), while actually molding him/her to satisfy the grandiosity or financial aspirations of the leader.

Four main characteristics:

ISOLATION (control of information; encourages members to devote large amounts of time to the group and to socialize only with group members [referred to as their "family"]; often cuts off with immediate family and friends)

NON-THINKING (members--and prospective members--don't study and come to understand on their own, but simply look up the Scriptures given them, which agree with what the leader is saying; avoidance of thoughts that are contrary to the group's beliefs)

ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE (questioning, doubt and dissent are strongly discouraged)

GIVING EXCESSIVELY (tithes, offerings, contributions are required to be given to the group leader or "headquarters")

Other main characteristics:

Focused on a Living Leader (who often lives in luxury and is not accountable to anyone; members are devoted to this person whom they believe speaks for God) Read: Profile of a Sociopath.

Exhorted to Strive for Perfection (obedience to certain laws and rituals is emphasized)

Their Doctrine is Considered to be the Ultimate Truth Beyond Questioning (to question is to "come under the influence of Satan")

No Gray Areas (the group has all the answers to the questions, which they receive from the leader who has all the answers; everything is either right or wrong, "black or white."

Control (a member's life is controlled by policies and procedures originating with the leadership)

Conformity to established practices and beliefs (uses fear, intimidation and guilt)

A Gap between the picture projected to the general public and the inner reality

Preoccupied with Bringing in New Members

Those Outside the Group are Regarded as Less Enlightened (usually they are screened before being allowed to attend services)

Deceptive Fundraising Techniques (members and public assume contributions go to social causes, while most of money goes to the leader and expansion of the group)

Distinct Hierarchy with the Group (everyone has his or her place; those at each level of the pyramid do not know what is going on at the level above them)

Secrecy (there is an inner truth and outer truth; a gap between what is projected to the general public and the inner reality known only to the members)

A System of Merits ("works-righteousness" orientation)

Perceived Persecution (one of their hallmarks)

Misuse of Scripture (taken out of context, manipulated, to support the teachings of the leader)

Increasing Loss of Freedom for a Member (the demands of the group/leader destroy any other relationships or personal growth, and destroy freedom in every significant sense)

ALL BIBLE-BASED OR APOCALYPTIC GROUPS:

Say the leader is the "Apostle," "God's Messenger," "the Elijah," "That Prophet," etc.

Preach that God's Kingdom is "coming soon" (within your lifetime)

Tell their members that they are the special "elect"

Proclaim that their "church" is the only one that has the "truth," "God's revelation," or the "restored gospel"

Teach that salvation is contingent on remaining in their group

Twist (or redefine) Scriptures

Use fear, guilt, threats and phobia indoctrination to keep the members obeying and to keep them from leaving

Have "black and white" thinking and see situations as all good or all bad; a "blessing" or a "curse"

Believe that they are being "persecuted" if someone criticizes or exposes their group

Often state that "the end is near" with a focus on end time prophecies (apocalyptic teachings)

What Should I Look For?

You are attracted to a particular group and you would like to know whether its true nature is being revealed by the recruiter. Here are some questions to ask so that you can make your own evaluation.

How is criticism perceived by the group?

In certain groups, criticism is not well received. The leaders are often perceived as those who possess the truth as a result of their own testimony or from God. If this is the case, it can become difficult to criticize the leaders of the group.

Are there members who do not do everything the leaders ask of them? If so, what is their reputation within the group?

Certain groups limit the freedom of its members and do not accept dissent.

Are all your questions answered?

The leaders or representatives of groups sometimes avoid answering questions which they feel the newcomer is not ready to understand. This could be a sign that they wish to hide something from you, namely the real nature and goals of the group. (Also see: Questions to Ask Any Church or Religious Group You Are Planning on Becoming Involved With)

Important Measures to Take:

Be wary of sending money to a person or group that is unknown to you.

Keep careful records of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons known to be associated with a suspected destructive or controlling group.

Maintain a written chronology of events associated with the group.

Collect critical information about the group from newspaper and magazine articles, books, the Internet, and even publications of the group itself.

Be wary of spending your money for treatments, seminars, or counseling for either yourself or a family member until you have thoroughly verified the credentials and qualifications of the program.

Be on the alert for false-front operations.

Dangerous Behaviors:

A group can be dangerous if it camouflages itself as encouraging Bible study or self-improvement, but does some or all of the following:

Uses mind manipulating control techniques or propaganda to influence its subjects

Conceals criminal acts or the criminal backgrounds of leaders

Approves of destroying enemies

Uses sexual abuse as a means of control

Uses physical or mental punishment for those who are not "obedient"

Regresses members to a child-like dependency and total obedience

Prostitutes young people to recruit new subjects or to manipulate others

Insists that they alone are right and have all the answers

Inculcates the belief, fear or phobia that to leave the group, or disobey the leader, would cause self-destruction, insanity, disease, suicide, death, or eternal death for themselves or their loved ones

Levels bizarre accusations against others in order to alienate members from family

Indoctrinates subjects with phobias about outside sources of help

Discourages or disallows medical attention

Detains or kidnaps subjects to keep them in the group

Maintains guarded premises to keep people away

Starves and exposes subjects whose resources are depleted

Drives subjects to madness and/or suicide

Murders dissenters or perceived enemies

Incites or commits mass murder or mayhem

Pyramid Structure of Authoritarian Groups

Top level: Leader (speaks for God)
Next level: International or national leaders who are controlled by the leader
Next level: Regional leaders who are controlled by international or national leaders.
Next level: State or local leaders who are manipulated and controlled by regional leaders.
Lowest level: Members who are controlled by state or local leaders and are controlled by them.

All controlling Herbert Armstrong offshoot organizations teach (the same as WCG did) that God is at the top, then Jesus Christ, then Herbert Armstrong (or Gerald Flurry, David Pack, Roderick Meredith, etc.), then the church (the organization), which is broken down to the various offices and ministry and members. (The above "pyramidal structure" shows the true picture.)

~~~

Leaders of Totalistic Groups Have These Traits in Common

http://www.exitsupportnetwork.com/artcls/mindctrl/leaders.htm

Claims he is "divinely appointed by God" and is given "a special commission to fulfill on this earth"

Claims to have been given "special, revealed knowledge," and is "restoring essential truths"

Claims his writings are "absolute truths" or "revelations from God" and heavily distributes them to members

Claims he has "answers to all of life's questions" (black and white thinking)

Authoritatively teaches members to conform to dietary laws, dress codes, child rearing techniques, dating, marriage, observances of days, and sexual teachings

Encourages members to "cut off ties" with friends, family members, co-workers and relatives (isolation)

Strictly controls members' finances; coerces them into giving financially

Unites the group by causing them to focus on Satan (and his "lies"), who is seen in everything outside the group's teachings

Claims that apocalypse, Armageddon, the Great Tribulation and "End of the Age" is just around the corner and members must stay in the group or go else through it

Practices shunning, denouncing, marking and disfellowshipping

Teaches that leaving the group is equated to "eternal death in the Lake of Fire" and "losing one's chance for salvation."

Places a priesthood or other hierarchy between the believer and God. Members must go through the "proper channels"

Has a shepherding, discipling or visitation program to "keep members in check" (practices spying)

Teaches and circulates many sacred myths and stories concerning his "divine appointment" or "calling from God"

Has "sacred roots," which means he perpetuates stories of how the group's beginnings can be traced back to the original, ancient "true" church or disciples

Is considered an "end-time prophet," "That Prophet," "the Elijah," an "Apostle," etc. When the prophecies fail, members are blamed for not being "pure enough"

Engages in living standards (usually without the members' knowledge) that far exceeds the living standards of the members

Does not observe, or apply to himself, the rules that govern his membership (a double-standard exists)

By Kelly Marshall
Exit & Support Network™
July 2, 2001
Last updated October 18, 2005
Totalistic Groups Have Much in Common:

While the following applies to Seventh-day Adventism (co-founded by Ellen G. White), a group that HWA is known to have plagiarized/copied1 from, try substituting the words "Herbert Armstrong" for "Mrs. White"; "prophecies" for "visions"; "dissidents" for "rebels"; "unconverted" for "infidels," etc.

Why I Once Believed Mrs. White Inspired:

1. I once accepted Mrs. White's claim to inspiration for the same reason that most of her followers do. I first accepted the Sabbath and then the other points of the faith till I came to believe it all.

2. Once among and of them I found all stating in strong terms that Mrs. White was inspired of God. I supposed they knew, and so took their word for it; and that is what all the others do as they come in, deny it as they may.

3. I soon found that her revelations were so connected with the whole history and belief of that church that I could not consistently separate them any more than a person could be a Mormon and not believe in Joseph Smith. I believed the other doctrines so firmly that I swallowed the visions with the rest, and that is what all do.

4. When I began to have suspicions about the visions I found the pressure so strong that I feared to express them, or even to admit them to myself. All said such doubts were of the Devil and would lead to a rejection of the truth and then to ruin. So I dared not entertain them nor investigate the matter; and this is the way it is with others.

5. I saw that all who expressed any doubts about the visions were immediately branded as "rebels," as "in the dark," "led by Satan," "infidels," etc.

6. Having no faith in any other doctrine or people, I did not know what to do nor where to go. So I tried to believe the visions and go along just as thousands of them do when really they are in doubt about them all the time.

~Excerpted from: Seventh Day Adventism Renounced by D. M. Canright





If you enjoyed this article,
Please consider a monthly subscription to Rumor Mill News!!


RMN is an RA production.

Articles In This Thread

  • Tim Pool: "They Talk About Diversity, But Man Do They Really Really Just Push Homogenization Of Everything"
    Swami -- Friday, 11-Jan-2019 21:33:28

The only pay your RMN moderators receive
comes from ads.
Please consider putting RMN in
your ad blocker's whitelist.

Serving Truth and Freedom
Worldwide since 1996
 
Politically Incorrect News
Stranger than Fiction
Usually True!


Powered
by FundRazr
Click Widget
or Click Here to contribute.


Organic Sulfur 4 Health

^


AGENTS WEBPAGES

Provided free to RMN Agents

Organic Sulfur 4 Health

^


AGENTS WEBPAGES

Provided free to RMN Agents



[ DONATE TO RMN ] [ View Thread ] [ Return to Main Page ] [ Read Prev Article ] [ Read Next Article ] [ CGI Media News Room ] [ SUBSCRIBE TO RMN ]

The Rumor Mill News Reading Room is maintained by Forum Admin with WebBBS 5.12.