Category Archives: Eastern Religions

Eastern Religions – #11 L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics and Scientology

This is the last week of this class and we ended it with Scientology. Though it has some common roots in Eastern Religion and New Age concepts, it is also a very different animal. That is because it evolved from … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #10 “The Secret” & “The Shack”

This week we look at two books that illustrate ways that the New Age Movement have inflitrated the Christian Church. Both books had been recommended to me by fellow Christians. But both contain very bad theology and are influenced by … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #9 New Age Movement (part 2)

In part 2 of the New Age Movement we talked about the roots of NAM in the occult and the Theosophical Society. We examined its ties to a network of groups including radical feminism, radical environmentalism, and the UFO cults. … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #8 Zoroastrianism and New Age Movement

In this class session we completed our tour of Eastern Religions and started our study on the New Age Movement. The last Eastern Religion that we looked at was Zoroastrianism. What is important about this religion is the claim by … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #7 Shinto and Baha’i

In this class session we looked at two religions quite different from one another. Shinto has been the heart of Japan much like Confucianism was for China. It was used to highten the Nationalistic spirit, especially around the time of … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #6 Confucianism and Taoism

In this class session we looked at two religions with roots in China. Confucianism is really more of a philosophy than a religion. It became the heart of China and the Chinese people. It is pragmatic and an attempt to … Continue reading

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Eastern Religions – #5 Jainism, Sikhism, and Zen

In this class session we looked at three groups that came out of the Hindu tradition, but with a twist. Jainism started a bit before Buddhism and might have influenced it in several ways. Sikhism was an attempt to combine … Continue reading

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