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26Apologetics Index Update

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  • Anton Hein
    Dec 29, 2000

      You receive this Apologetics Index update because you signed up for it at:


      I'm running behind... Since the last update I mailed, 8 additional issue of
      Religion News Report have been archived here:


      The latest issue was posted today, and includes the following items:

      === Waco / Branch Davidians
      1. ATF works on its battered reputation

      === Falun Gong
      2. Falun Gong Members' Appeals Denied

      === Zhong Gong
      3. Chinese Police Detain Executive Linked to Sprirtual Sect
      4. Detained Zhong Gong Leader Files for Release
      5. U.S. Lawmakers ''Concerned'' about Sect Leader on Guam

      === Scientology
      6. Kicking and Screening

      === Islam
      7. Islam's New Face Visible in a Changing Indonesia
      8. The Chilling Goal of Islam's New Warriors
      9. Religion of Islam
      10. Use of Makeup May Have Sparked Slaying, Family Says

      === Mungiki
      11. Kenya: President Moi appeals for end to female genital mutilation

      » Part 2

      === Mormonism
      12. Petitioners Ask LDS Church to Alter Gay Stance

      === Paganism / Witchcraft
      13. Mexican Witches Cast Year-End Spells

      === Hate Groups
      14. Judge Orders Public Defender To Represent Supremacist
      15. Neo-Nazi Youths Arrested in Germany

      === Other News
      16. Accused cannibal credits God with release
      17. Last child-sex ring defendant released from prison after court action
      18. Poacher Guilty; Abandons Religion Defense
      19. Indian Guru Blames Staff Disloyalty for Dotcom Bust
      20. China clamps down on religious groups
      21. Chinese Christians flock to official and underground churches
      22. Got meat? Jesus wouldn't have eaten it, billboard says

      » Part 3

      === Noted
      23. Students' Religious Beliefs Changing
      24. Death Knell Tolls for Cults
      25. Scholars debate Jesus's birthplace
      26. Japanese Town Claims Tomb of Christ

      === Books
      27. 'Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?'

      === The Happy People Around The Corner
      28. Science Tracks the Good Life

      In addition, note the following item from the Associated Press:

      Dutch Faith Healers Make Inroads
      The 52-year-old former ballet dancer, who goes by the name of Jomanda, is one of
      a host of healers, New Age and other, who are using radio and television and
      making inroads into Dutch society, deeply influenced by Calvinism.

      In fact, Jomanda has been around for many years, and today is less ubiquitous
      than before. The exposure of most other "healers" appears to be mostly limited
      to public access channels.

      I have today added a short page on Jomanda:

      Anton (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
      Apologetics Index: http://www.apologeticsindex.org/ / http://www.countercult.com
      1130+ pages of apologetics and countercult information about cults, sects, and
      alternative religious movements.
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