Culty Stuff

Hot topics in delusion and rationalization.
User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21484
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1394 times
Been thanked: 1181 times

Culty Stuff

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:44 am

Shocking video shows pastor beating followers of South Korean cult
Shocking footage showing a South Korean pastor beating her followers and ordering them to beat one another has emerged as Korean police investigate claims that she ran a cult in Fiji, forcing people to work without pay and endure violent rituals.

The footage appears to show violent assaults on members of the South Korean Grace Road Church.

Pastor Shin Ok-ju was arrested last month along with three other church leaders when they landed at Incheon airport just outside of Seoul.

Roughly 400 of her followers had moved to Fiji since 2014 after Shin predicted a famine would come across the Korean peninsula and that Fiji was a promised land where they could survive.

However, once the group arrived, former members claim their passports were confiscated and they were made to work without pay and perform ritual beatings on each other, called “threshing floors”.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67535
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3391 times
Been thanked: 2153 times

Re: Culty Stuff

Post by Doctor X » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 am

The Koreans have a variety of Christian based cults. The Moonies are obvious, but there are a bunch others. It is what happens when you introduce another mythology into a culture. It is a bit like the way gaijin misinterpret Japanese religions or embrace them with too much enthusiasm.

But she has nothing on RADM L. Ron Hubbard.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL Champions!!!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21484
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1394 times
Been thanked: 1181 times

Re: Culty Stuff

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:54 am

Hmm, seems the video was taken down for some reason.

Offended cultists perhaps?

You may be able to still see it via the Guardian link.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21484
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1394 times
Been thanked: 1181 times

Re: Culty Stuff

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:14 am

Doctor X wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 am
The Koreans have a variety of Christian based cults. The Moonies are obvious, but there are a bunch others. It is what happens when you introduce another mythology into a culture. It is a bit like the way gaijin misinterpret Japanese religions or embrace them with too much enthusiasm.

But she has nothing on RADM L. Ron Hubbard.

--J.D.
Yes, I'm reminded of a couple things related to Korean Christian cults that I posted about in other threads in the past, e.g. here and here.

Personal story: back when I was in Navy "A" School in Memphis, TN (about 25 years ago now, and before I went to Japan for the first time) I met a Korean-American chick in the Navy. She was going to A-school too, and IIRC we were actually in the same class. She seemed to be interested in me and I was briefly interested in her, until I figured out that she was a total Jesus freak, and we weren't going to be compatible. I felt kind of sorry for her because it was pretty obvious that she was steeped in this stuff from a very young age. But at the same time it seemed that there wasn't a doubt in her mind that it was all true. It wouldn't have worked out in any case, because we had orders to different places after that anyway.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare