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On Combatting the “Red Flags” of Global Psychopathy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If one has had occasion to study the ways and means of psychopaths, one cannot help but see so much of the current global mayhem through this lens.

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Weapons of Our Warfare, 2: Five Smooth Stones—on Toxic Battlegrounds

Choose Your Weapons Regarding the biblical story of young David’s victory over the giant Goliath with a sling and a stone (1 Samuel 17), some wonder if David brought five stones with which to battle Goliath because of doubt. Others … Continue reading

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A Biblical Antidote for “White-Anting”—in Relationships and in Nations

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila WHITE-ANTING? I came across an Australian idiom for a destructive force called “white-anting.” The metaphor stands for the kind of comprehensive damage an unrestrained colony of termites can do to wood structures–and virtually unnoticed until it may … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.6 and 11.7: Mind Control–“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 6 Mind Control via “Soft Trauma Bonding” I am certainly not an expert in mind control, although as an employee, some years back, of a ministry that counseled ex-cultists, I participated in the research on the groups and on … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.5: Mind Control–“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 5 Examination of Conscience as Part of the Good Catholic Confession–Digging Down to the Details—and the Differences For those who think the Roman Catholic confession experience is simply the Scriptural process of confessing one’s wrongs to God, each other, … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.4: Mind Control—“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 4 A Journey Out of Roman Catholic Mind Control into Freedom in Jesus Christ As I sat in that artful and elegant Catholic church listening to the carefully scripted and paced words of the priest guiding the flock through … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire, On Leaving Roman Catholicism 11.3: Mind Control—“Examination of Conscience” 7 part

PART 3 At my imagined outburst in the church, chronicled in part 2, little Sister John would have turned immediately to the priest for guidance, to him who, along with all other priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, on up to the … Continue reading

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