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DeadlyAccurate
04-27-2006, 07:44 PM
Preferably religious cults. I've read most of xenu.net and a little about various other cults, but I don't know a lot about the various religious cults. I need to create a religious cult from scratch, and I'm going for the commune type with the leader having multiple wives. I guess that would be a David Koresh style cult. Another one I've also read about that's interesting is Fred Phelp's family history, which bears a lot of resemblance to cults. I'd almost forgotten I read Under The Banner Of Heaven, which is about those breakaway LDS sects that still engage in polygamy. I'll have to dig that out for some, but it's more historical than what life is like within those cults.

I'm hoping someone will have some with interesting inside information, especially into the day-to-day living of some of them.

Thanks.

P.S. I know about the Cult Awareness Network and that it's owned by the Scientologists.

MadScientistMatt
04-27-2006, 08:23 PM
I used to be involved in a religious cult myself. You'll actually find the details if you poke around a couple of the sites I've listed.

Here are some sites put up by various anti-cult and counter-cult groups, some Christian and some secular:

International Churches of Christ:
http://www.reveal.org
http://www.tolc.org

General:
http://www.rickross.com
http://www.apologeticsindex.org
http://www.watchman.org/

Tish Davidson
04-27-2006, 09:33 PM
World Church of the Creator (recently changed name to Creativity Movement). They are a white supremicist hate group that mixes hate with Christianity. I had to reasearch them for a book I wrote. I felt dirty for weeks.

http://www.adl.org/Learn/ext_us/WCOTC.asp?xpicked=3&item=17

DeadlyAccurate
04-27-2006, 10:20 PM
Thanks for all this info, Matt and Tish. You guys were great. I know what you mean, Tish. I've read Stormfront's messageboard before. It's hard to suppress a shudder, and I had a tendency to read it with this look of disgust on my face all the time.