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The cult around the corner : a handbook on dealing with other people's religions
O'Meara, Nancy, 1952-
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Los Angeles, CA : Foundation for Religious Freedom International, [2003]

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87 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Reinforcing the right of all to believe as they wish while giving practical advice on how to rationally deal with possible dangerous or alarming situations, this sensible guide addresses the concerns that arise when a loved one joins an unfamiliar religious group. Advice is interspersed with real-life scenarios that illustrate different ways to handle the situations that arise and the pitfalls to avoid. Stressing tolerance and understanding, this book will help maintain communication in the face of adversity and foster acceptance of a loved one's new way of life.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Section 1 What To Do When Someone You Love Joins A Group You Think You Hatep. 7
Calm Downp. 7
Stay In Communicationp. 9
If the Communication Has Broken Down--Find a Way to Fix Itp. 17
Extreme Casesp. 19
Get More Informationp. 21
Section 2 What Not To Dop. 41
Three Specific Don'tsp. 43
Section 3 Special Categoriesp. 59
Teens, Cults and Illiteracyp. 59
Brainwashing and Mind Control--The Hoaxp. 66
Different Is Not Dangerousp. 70
Who Wins When Religion Loses?p. 71
It Is Ok to Judge--Use the Right Criteriap. 73
Do Something About It--Expand Your Horizonsp. 75
Section 4 In Closingp. 77
Appendix A The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of Americap. 79
Appendix B Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 81
Appendix C United States Code--Title 18--Crimes and Criminal Procedure (excerpts)p. 85