Comments on: Hunting for heretics in the 21st century Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Stephanie Ellison Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:05:05 +0000 Here’s a new term for you that I came up with severla years ago.

Modern Inquisition

The period that began after the Spanish Inquisition ended on July 15, 1834, via a Royal Decree signed by regent Maria Cristina de Borbona. At this point, the next best thing that became available for the Religious Insurgents (or other kinds of Insurgents), since killing on the basis of refusal to convert was outlawed, was going after the children through their parents, before they were old enough to form their own opinions and develop their own worldview. It still holds true for children today.

This is the essence of the Modern Inquisition. On one edge of the sword, the kids have to be trained young enough in these beliefs (sometimes roughly and frighteningly), and the result is that it’s hard to see the world any other way, honestly, from within. Then, if they wise up and want to free themselves, the other edge of the sword is just that: the loss of family, friends, etc. if they try to free themselves from these beliefs. The objective is to trap people mentally so that you can carry out whatever your objectives are through these people. The indoctrination process plus the negative consequences of leaving makes it that much more difficult.

By: Shahid Wed, 11 Jun 2008 18:05:26 +0000 Unlike the Mormons who do not accpet the tenents of other churches, the Ahmadis accept all the basic tenents of traditional Islam.
A substantial group of Ahmadis, called Lahori, believe that their founder was a reformer and not a prophet. He appeared to clarify certain wrong notions prevalent amongst the Muslims such as the idea of a violent jihad and forcing non-Muslims to embrace Islam.