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The Passing of Gretchen Passantino Coburn


I doubt many of you have ever heard of Bob and Gretchen Passantino, but they were two of the most outstanding apologists and cult researchers in the field for more than three decades. Bob died in [...]

The Fabric of Our Faith


A number of years ago I worked in the men’s clothing section of a large department store.   I was not there long but I did learn a few things about the garment business. One key thing [...]

LDS Now Has 85,000 Missionaries!


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/ Mormons) now has more than 85,000 missionaries working in 405 “Missions” around the world. That startling number was announced at the church’s semiannual World Conference earlier this [...]

Polygamy: The LDS Legacy That Won’t Go Away


In 1890, Wilford Woodruff, the then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), issued a “Declaration” that, in effect ,suspended the Mormon doctrine of plural marriage (polygamy). Actually, polygamy was a notorious [...]

Who is Marianne Williamson?


According to news reports this week, bestselling author, speaker, and social activist Marianne Williamson plans to run next year for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 33rd District. That seat is currently held by 74 [...]

Not Just Another Day in February


Today is Thursday, February 28th, 2013. It is in most ways like any Thursday in winter except that it has a few unusual points of remembrance for people like us who are interested in Worldview issues. [...]

The Year in Review –Good or Bad, Neutral or Sad


Here is my list of the most important events of 2012 in America from a worldview perspective. These are the ones that, in my humble opinion, had the greatest impact on the moral, philosophical, and spiritual lives [...]

More Trouble for Scientology


  Legal and image problems continue to pile up on the leaders of the Church of Scientology International (CSI).  Two years ago several of its top leaders defected claiming that CSI CEO David Miscavige was an [...]

The Sun Finally Sets on Rev. Moon


Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder, president, and living messiah of the Korean based Unification Church (UC) died today (Sept. 3rd). The 92 year old cult leader has been in declining health for some time so his death really [...]

The Last Days of Scientology?


  The ugly public divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has relit the flames of controversy about the Church of Scientology. It was rumored for years that Cruise’s earlier marriage to Nicole Kidman was also wrecked [...]