Believers and Nonbelievers In Discussion
BNB16: The Differences Between Cult & Religion
(Note Saturday date, avoiding Superbowl Sunday. Also please note different location.)
There has been an uneasy connection between cult and religion for millennia; one person’s cult is another’s offshoot religious sect. But when we use the word cult today we mean something different—mind control, deception, lives trapped under the strong-arm personality of a charismatic leader. The definitions may be clear but the gray area between cult and religion is wide. We will examine this zone, learning the dangers within and the ways out. We will also discuss the ways many religious groups prevent themselves from becoming cult-like.
-Kevin Ferguson, Anti-cult activist, Packinghouse Christian Fellowship
-Luna Lindsay, Author “Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control”
-Eric Ozols, Freethinkers Around Redlands, Inland Empire Atheists & Agnostics
-4th seat tba
Audience Q&A will follow. This event is free; bring a friend! Please RSVP on MeetUp or at the Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandNBtalk/ (click on Events). Also join the Facebook page to receive notices of these events.
Setup volunteers, please arrive promptly at 1PM.
Join us too for dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant, 5-7PM. Location announced at the event.
The Origin of the Universe
Atheist/Theist By Age Ten
How to Talk to An Atheist or Christian
Mixed Belief Marriages