After Joining and Leaving the Cult, Diane Benscoter Has Released a Book About Her Time with the Moonies

Diane Benscoter’s tale begins in 1974 as a lost 17-year-old who was concerned about the war in Vietnam and wanted to do something to help stop it. When she was invited to join a peace march, she jumped at the chance. Little did she know she was marching with members of the Unification Church who were using exhaustion, hunger, repetitive lectures, and other brainwashing techniques to get more cult members. By the end of the march, Diane believed the second coming of Christ had occurred, and that it was Sun Myung Moon, and that she had been chosen by God to be his disciple.

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The Atheist Charity That Has Raised Over $1,000,000 in Contributions

All of us at Foundation Beyond Belief have been anxiously awaiting this milestone for some time now and it’s finally happened: Three and a half years after starting the organization, atheist donors have given over $1,000,000 to worthy causes!

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What’s the Deal with Agnosticism?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series discusses Agnosticism (without getting overly philosophical):

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Foundation Beyond Belief Seeks Fall Interns

The Foundation Beyond Belief is looking for a few interns for the fall:

Experience in the nonprofit sector is not a requirement, but is certainly a plus, as is experience in grant writing or other development capacities. Although interns will do work in several areas of Foundation operations, each internship includes a primary focus area, special project, and cause area vetting assignment.

It’s a great organization and our volunteers do a wonderful job. More information is right here. The deadline is July 20th, so apply soon! [Read more...]

Imagine No Religion…

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