Yes, I do!!
"In Arlington, Va., religion and journalism scholar Sharlet finds a sect whose members refer to Manhattan's Ground Zero as "the ruins of secularism". He's shocked to find himself in the stronghold of a widespread "invisible" network, organized into cells, and populated by elite, politically ambitious fundamentalists; Sharlet is present when a leader tells a dozen men living there, "You guys are here to learn how to rule the world." As it turns out, the Family was established in 1935 to oppose FDR's New Deal and the spread of trade unions; since then, it has organized well-attended weekly prayer meetings for members of Congress and annual National Prayer Breakfasts attended by every president since Eisenhower. Further, the Family's international reach ("almost impossible to overstate") has "forged relationships between the U.S. government and some of the most oppressive regimes in the world." In the years since his first encounter, Sharlet has done extensive research, and his thorough account of the Family's life and times is a chilling expose."
Now, that's a must read.
'The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power'
Oh, how the pieces fit, don't they?
by JKeiser 6 years ago
We have a church in our town that has me worried. It is non-denominational, its targeted audience is families -- particularly with teenagers. The sermon is a pre-taped sermon from somewhere else. There is a worship team that is basically musicians. There is a case I know of where a teenage girl has...
by AnnCee 7 years ago
Give me a flying break!! Could a man be more stupid? He never goes to church and when he does it is to hear a Pro-Palestinian activist?I guess it was as close as he could get to a mosque without sticking his family in tablecloths and leaving them with the other slaves in a...
by Debra Allen 3 years ago
On A Psychological standpoint how do churches get and retain parishioners?I am wondering if anyone could clear this up. I am talking about people who joined Jim Jones and Waco Texas cults and other such groups. What is their hold? Is it mass hypnotism or what? Any ideas?
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