Stanford's "Warning" about Religion
aebrownstein at ucdavis.edu
Fri Apr 15 08:45:44 PDT 2005
But, leaving all else aside, not all "cults", or groups that operate in the
way that Stanford describes, are religious. Stanford's implication that
only groups identifying themselves as religious engage in the warned
against conduct is simply wrong.
At 06:33 PM 4/14/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>With all due respect to those critical of Stanford on this issue, the
>problem of cults in California has been more pronounced than any other
>place in the country. Children are coming there, usually quite
>vulnerable, and what Stanford has said is not factually inaccurate. I did
>not read the warning so much as a criticism of all religion, but rather a
>warning about the dangers of some. Given what some religious entities
>have done to children in this country, I don't see that as inappropriate.
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