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  1. How a Campus Prayer Group Morphed into Something Much More Sinister

    Does your religious group oppose critical thinking or drive a wedge between you and your family? If you answered yes, then you may be in a cult. Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer (IHOP), devised a list of seven signs to distinguish religions from cults, although some believe IHOP itself belongs in the latter category. Writer Boze Herrington has described how his campus prayer group — heavily influenced by IHOP teachings — descended into dangerous religious zealotry, culminating in the suspicious death of one of its young members.

    The Atlantic

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