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Doomsday Cults

7 Killer Cults From Around the Globe

The Lineup | Posted 11.20.2015 | Crime
The Lineup

By Steven Casale Suicide as an interstellar ticket to a spaceship before Earth self-destructs. A race war that requires the murder of a pregnant woma...

For Many Trapped in Religious "Cults," Steve Hassan Keeps Hope Alive

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Stewart J. Lawrence

In the past few years, Steve Hassan has worked with hundreds of families -- scoring numerous successes, but sometimes encountering disappointments, including threats of lawsuits -- and he's gone to school on his experiences and kept abreast of the latest academic research.

Jason Linkins

Doomsday Cranks Descend On Washington, Ironies Abound | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion

Do you have plans for the summer of 2011? I know I do. I'm going to visit London, and redecorate my apartment, and maybe go see some movies or something. But we all may want to put our plans on hold, because it's entirely possible that the world might end in just over two weeks. That's the view of some end-times cranks, anyway, who have rolled up on the Washington Monument to explain that everyone needs to have their affairs in order by May 21. If they're right, I have just one thing I want to share with the rest of the world: Suck on that, student loans!