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Dean Kirkland

Church of the Churchless

http://hinessight.blogs.com/church_of_the_churchless/

Located in Salem

Last update: June 15th, 2019 at 09:36 pm

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Preaching the gospel of spiritual independence

Why do otherwise intelligent and reasonable people lose touch with reality when religion is involved? I've been wondering about this whenever I read comments on this blog from fervent defenders of Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang...

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The massive financial scandal involving the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas and the Singh brothers, Malvinder and Shivinder, has been likened to a Bollywood movie -- albeit one whose ending hasn't been written yet. If you browse through the...

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The massive financial scandal involving the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas and the Singh brothers, Malvinder and Shivinder, has been likened to a Bollywood movie -- albeit one whose ending hasn't been written yet. If you browse through the...

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There's an adage about buying and selling stocks that fits with buying into spiritual or religious teachings, especially those where the leader or guru is an integral aspect of those teachings. If you wouldn't buy a stock at this price,...

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There's an adage about buying and selling stocks that fits with buying into spiritual or religious teachings, especially those where the leader or guru is an integral aspect of those teachings. If you wouldn't buy a stock at this price,...

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So much for openness and transparency. Here's a comment that was just left on this blog. GSD refers to Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Has anyone noticed that all the links to the news articles...

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So much for openness and transparency. Here's a comment that was just left on this blog. GSD refers to Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. Has anyone noticed that all the links to the news articles...

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We're conducting a psychological experiment on this blog. How is it possible that devotees of an Indian guru are unable to recognize the facts about his involvement in financial fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars? Comments on numerous blog...

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We're conducting a psychological experiment on this blog. How is it possible that devotees of an Indian guru are unable to recognize the facts about his involvement in financial fraud involving hundreds of millions of dollars? Comments on numerous blog...

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BIG NEWS regarding the financial fraud saga involving the Singh brothers and Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a religious sect in India with millions of followers. The High Court of Delhi has ordered that money...

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BIG NEWS regarding the financial fraud saga involving the Singh brothers and Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a religious sect in India with millions of followers. The High Court of Delhi has ordered that money...

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I enjoy getting comments from readers of this blog, even those who want me dead. Can't resist making some observations on what Kaur said. Looks like President Trump's oft-repeated "fake news" lie has made its way to India. On behalf...

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I enjoy getting comments from readers of this blog, even those who want me dead. Can't resist making some observations on what Kaur said. Looks like President Trump's oft-repeated "fake news" lie has made its way to India. On behalf...

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I was wrong. In my blog post about a review of "This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom," I said that because the book is over 400 pages, it would take me a while to write about it after I'd...

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I was wrong. In my blog post about a review of "This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom," I said that because the book is over 400 pages, it would take me a while to write about it after I'd...

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As has been evident to those of us who have been following the saga of the Singh brothers and Gurinder Singh Dhillon (the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas), the trail of money that was fraudulently siphoned out of public...

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As has been evident to those of us who have been following the saga of the Singh brothers and Gurinder Singh Dhillon (the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas), the trail of money that was fraudulently siphoned out of public...

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Hard on the heels of a great blog post comment I shared a few days ago in a post of its own, here's another great comment that was left on that post. Nice! We've got a Great Comment Breeding Ground....

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Hard on the heels of a great blog post comment I shared a few days ago in a post of its own, here's another great comment that was left on that post. Nice! We've got a Great Comment Breeding Ground....

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Ned just left a comment on a recent post that was so thoughtful and well-written, I wanted to share his criticisms of Sant Mat right away. Thanks, Ned. You expressed yourself beautifully. I heartily agree with the three conclusions in...

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Ned just left a comment on a recent post that was so thoughtful and well-written, I wanted to share his criticisms of Sant Mat right away. Thanks, Ned. You expressed yourself beautifully. I heartily agree with the three conclusions in...

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Life is difficult. Sometimes really difficult. Like when someone you love likely is going to die soon. Our dog, ZuZu, is in the late stage of chronic liver disease. Her vet has told my wife and I that ZuZu probably...

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Is eternity really so great? I've always thought so. Well, not really for "always," since that would be the same as eternity, and I'm definitely not eternal. Rather, I meant for as long as I've been pondering death and the...

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Interesting news in the financial fraud case involving the Singh brothers and the guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Gurinder Singh Dhillon. Sunil Godhwani, who has been described by a RSSB insider as the personal treasurer and right-hand man of...

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Fantasies are fun. They're a big part of being human. Fictional books, movies, dreams, music, paintings -- all these and so much more is founded on imagining an alternative reality to that which surrounds us now. Other animals may also...

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Leave a comment on this post about anything you want to talk about. Remember that I'm moderating comments, so it could take a while for your comment to be published. Almost every comment submitted to an Open Thread will be...

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If you're not into mindfulness meditation, the title of this blog post may seem like nonsense to you. But like I wrote last year, "Mindfulness has become my meditation." A frequently-heard saying in the guided meditations I listen to via...

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Well, the title of this post is accurate, but it needs some explaining. Actually, I've already written almost all of the Church of the Churchless book, since after I started this blog in November 2004 I've written 2,601 posts. Assuming...

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Here's another churchless guest "sermon" from someone who regularly emails me descriptions of his now religious-less life, after belonging to a fairly fundamentalist Christian denomination. Enjoy. He's a good writer with an appealingly honest style. Hey Brian, how are you?...

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I readily admit that it's difficult to keep track of the complex web of financial wrongdoing that ended up with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of rupees being funneled into the pockets of Gurinder Singh Dhillon (guru of Radha...

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