Per Kornhall, PhD, Uppsala, Sweden, per@kornhall.se

 

Neopentecostal Mind Control

The Swedish Cult Word of Life, and its Ways of Controlling Members,

and Influencing Societies

  

So: do not question, do not believe what the non fundamentalist believes, do not believe in what you yourself see or hear.

 

This is an attempt to teach children that the world is evil. A conscious way of dividing the word into those who have the right faith and those who haven’t.

 

It’s a way of thinking that is not tolerant towards people with other ways of thinking, not even other Christians.

 

Sometimes you can find a measure of compassion towards them that believe the wrong way in the teaching, but hardly any respect for their way of thinking.

 

 

I and the Word of Life 1984

  • Praying in tongues
  • Casting out demons
  • Believing in faith healing
  • Giving a lot of money
  • Fanatic in spreading the cult’s message 

 

 

Cult

 

  • Isolation
  • Pyramid of power
  • Mind control
  • Information control
  • Repression of critics

 

 

As a “member”

 

  • You have no influence on decision making
  • No access to financial information
  • You are but a service and money provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

The faith

 

  • Faith to conquer
  • Faith to be rich (by giving to the organisation. If you do not give God will punish you)
  • Faith to be healed
  • Faith to win the world

 

 

 

Lydnad = obedience. A strong emphasis to obey the leaders.

 

 

 

 

Most things are explained by demonic activity. That goes also for political opinions. Socialism is literally seen as a demon.

 

 

Interesting illustration of mind control

 

 

 

Lies

 

 

Of course shall education in natural science refer to the theories of science and not to the Bible as a source. Renard and Svedlund, UNT, 2002-02-26

 

To educate with reference to the theory of evolution is a betrayal, seen from God’s viewpoint.  He has thought that they should teach something different. The problem is that this type of education has been going on for such a long time that we became used to it.

The contrary of betrayal is to surrender. What saves you is that you have yourself surrendered to Him und that what he says to you …….

 

 

Evolution                                             Creation

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

The proposition that human beings are created in the image of God is one of the bedrock principles on which Western civilization was built. Its influence can be detected in most, if not in all, of the West’s greatest achievements, including representative democracy, human rights, free enterprise, and progress in arts and sciences.

 

Yet a little over a century ago, this cardinal ideas came under wholesale attack by intellectuals drawing on the discoveries of modern science. Debunking the traditional conceptions of both God and man, thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud portrayed humans not as moral and spiritual beings, but as animals or machines who inhabited a universe ruled by purely impersonal forces and whose behaviour and very thoughts were dictated by the unbending forces of biology, chemistry, and environment. This materialistic conception of reality eventually infected virtually every area of our culture, from politics and economics to literature and art.

 

The cultural consequences of this triumph of materialism were devastating. Materialists denied the existence of objective moral standards, claiming that environment dictates our behaviour and beliefs. Such moral relativism was uncritically adopted by much of he social sciences, and it still undergirds much of modern economics, political science, psychology and sociology.

 

Materialists also undermined personal responsibility by asserting that human thoughts and behaviour are dictated by our biology and environment. The results can be seen in modern approaches to criminal justice, product liability, and welfare. In the materialistic scheme oft things, everyone is a victim and no one can be held accountable for his or her actions.  

 

Finally, materialism spawned a virulent strain of utopianism. Thinking they could engineer the perfect society through the application of scientific knowledge, materialist reformers advocated coercive government programs that falsely promised to create heaven on earth.

 

Discovery Institute’s Center for the Renewal of Science und Culture seeks nothing less than the overthrow of materialism and its cultural legacies. Bringing together leading scholars from the natural sciences and those from the humanities and social sciences, the Center explores how new developments in biology, physics and cognitive science raise serious doubts about scientific materialism and have re-opened the case for a broadly theistic understanding of nature. The Center awards fellowships for original research, holds conferences, and briefs policymakers about the opportunities for life after materialism.

 

 

 

The Conspiracy of Creation

 

Ken Miller’s Only a Theory reviewed in Nature:

 

“Only a Theory” is a useful overview of a perilous political attack on the nature of science

 

The creationist controversy , Nature 454, 581-582 (30 July 2008) doi:10.1038/454581a

 

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Resolution 1580 (2007)1

The dangers of creationism in education


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2. For some people the Creation, as a matter of religious belief, gives a meaning to life. Nevertheless, the Parliamentary Assembly is worried about the possible ill-effects of the spread of creationist ideas within our education systems and about the consequences for our democracies. If we are not careful, creationism could become a threat to human rights, which are a key concern of the Council of Europe.

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12. Our modern world is based on a long history, of which the development of science and technology forms an important part. However, the scientific approach is still not well understood and this is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism. The total rejection of science is definitely one of the most serious threats to human and civic rights.

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15. The teaching of all phenomena concerning evolution as a fundamental scientific theory is therefore crucial to the future of our societies and our democracies. For that reason it must occupy a central position in the curriculums, and especially in the science syllabuses, as long as, like any other theory, it is able to stand up to thorough scientific scrutiny. Evolution is present everywhere, from medical overprescription of antibiotics that encourages the emergence of resistant bacteria to agricultural overuse of pesticides that causes insect mutations on which pesticides no longer have any effect.

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18. Investigation of the creationists’ growing influence shows that the arguments between creationism and evolution go well beyond intellectual debate. If we are not careful, the values that are the very essence of the Council of Europe will be under direct threat from creationist fundamentalists. It is part of the role of the Council of Europe’s parliamentarians to react before it is too late.

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1. Assembly debate on 4 October 2007 (35th Sitting) (see Doc. 11375, report of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education, rapporteur: Mrs Brasseur). Text adopted by the Assembly on 4 October 2007 (35th Sitting).

 

 

 

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Faith or reason?

 

Some examples:

 

  • Insulin
  • Modern surgery
  • CT-scans
  • Penicillin
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Growth hormones
  • Anti depressants
  • Leukaemia
  • Pain killers
  • Sedation

 

  • Heart surgery
  • Transplantations
  • Dialysis
  • Blood
  • Titanium
  • L-dopa
  • Disinfection
  • Ulcer treatment

 

Etc.

 

What is to be done

 

  • Education, education, education  (especially of teachers)
  • Teach the nature of science
  • Modernize and revitalize teaching of evolution
  • Emphasize the importance of evolution in all fields of biology

 

 

Lessons to be learned

 

If there is a single most important lesson for scientists and concerned citizens, it is that creationists never give up. They merely change their strategy with each defeat, necessitating corresponding adjustments and constant vigilance by their opponents. 

Also they might not enjoy widespread public support abroad, committed creationists can produce effects disproportionate to their numbers. Devoted fulltime to their calling, buoyed by favourable political winds and government contacts, a handful of creationists can leave wreckage in their wake even when they loose …

 

Forrester & Gross, Opinion TRENDS in Biochemical Sciences, Vol. 32 No. 7