Stranger In An Even Stranger Land - blog by Gurdur


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A short, true story not really about cults and deprogramming

Posted 06-Apr-2016 at 09:23 AM (09:23) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)

A long while ago, deprogramming was a real fad. People made their livings from offering it 'professionally', or from writing about it (both for and against), or from writing or politicking about the cause of the deprogramming fad, the rise of certain religious and quasi-religious cults. In response to that, and to a recent exchange on Twitter, what I offer here is a true story, and a cautionary one. All it will do is illustrate that life can be very complex, and that simple answers can be utterly...
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Melanie Phillips of the Daily Mail attacks Paganism and Druidry

Posted 08-Oct-2010 at 05:26 PM (17:26) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 10-Oct-2010 at 12:41 AM (00:41) by Gurdur

Hey, it's the Daily Mail yet again, and oh so unsurprisingly, another nasty piece in the Mail, this time by Melanie Phillips (yes, again, too). This time it's British Druidry and Paganism overall she's attacking, but hey, her targets are wide-spread; in the past, Melanie Phillips has:
  • accused USA President Obama of believing in "revolutionary Marxism", [source]
  • accused Obama of "adopt[ing] the agenda of the Islamists", and of being "firmly in the Islamists' camp", and of appointing "fifth columnists"
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