The great escape

Source: Sydney Morning Herald Tim Elliott April 20, 2007 Page 1 of 3 | Single page Quitting a cult takes determination and expert help. THE BEGINNING OF the rest of Matthew Klein’s life began one crisp morning in October 2001, on a street corner in a red light district of Winnipeg, Canada. That was the…

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Juice for Jesus

Erika Spaet April 10, 2007 Suzanne Watin was a Jewish dental hygienist from Union, N.J.  She and her now ex-husband had their daughter late in life, moved around often and always had enough money; they lived an ordinary, upper-middle class life together.  But when fate knocked on Watin’s door six years ago, she decided the…

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Church or cult?

April 4, 2007 A Baptist told me this joke: “Why do you have to take two Baptists with you when you go fishing? Because if you just take one, he’ll drink all your beer.” The subject of what distinguishes a church from a cult came up in the comments section.  I ran across a proposed…

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