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Apologetics Index update, Mar. 15, 2005

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  • Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2005

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      == Aum Shinrikyo
      On March 20, 1995, a Japanese religious movement known as Aum Shinrikyo engaged in a nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. Twelve people were killed, and thousands injured.

      With the 10th anniversary of the cult's terrorist attack coming up, we have updated and expanded our entry on the movement:

      Of particular interest is Aum's history of violence, Robert Jay Lifton's description of life inside the cult, and how his concept of 'ideological totalism,' first described in his book, "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of 'Brainwashing' in China," applied to Aum Shinrikyo.

      == Bill and Patsy Freeman
      Bill Freeman is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.

      He is reputed to have a lot of Bible knowledge. Yet he and his wife, Patsy, long were leaders in the Local Church - which, theologically, is a cult of Christianity. The Local Church is especially known for its elitism and exclusivism.

      They left that movement, and have started their own meetings, first in Scottsdale, Arizona, and now in Spokane, Washington.

      Controversy has followed them:

      Note: We are in the process of updating our entry on spiritual abuse.  We intend for this entry to turn this entry into a separate website (much like our CultFAQ.org site) which will be part of the Apologetics Index 'family of websites.'

      === ApoloTalk
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      Anton and Janet Hein-Hudson
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