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Woman believes her son has been taken by a cult


#1 rabbitt   A Symphony of Horror CAGiversary!   7409 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

I'll link to the whole article, however, it's not really worth reading. I'll point out my favorite parts here. It is worth checking out her blog, though.

Annemarie Smith, 48, a Roman Catholic from Stow, believes her 18-year-old son, Thomas, has been taken by a cult.

She has launched a religious war that has engaged the Stow police, mayor, high school and a municipal judge. She started an Internet blog and is trying to rally others to the cause.


His mother, a stay-at-home mom, said she had no problem with her children occasionally attending church with friends — and she believes her son's attraction to Xenos is more about friends than God.


Annemarie Smith calls the baptism ''the breaking point.'' She went to Stow police asking for an investigation of cult activity.

She also launched a blog, Parents Against Xenos, and explained her feelings about the baptism: ''I was mortified. I had failed in my religion and also my son. Catholics must promise to raise their children also in the Catholic faith, I have always held that dear to my heart and this news just caught me off guard.''


She also is revealing about her own family, posting on the Web the fact that ''my husband works in the adult industry.''

Annemarie Smith said she believed Thomas was going to make it an issue, so she would be forthcoming. Leonard Smith, she said, is a financial officer for a Cleveland distributor of adult material and she hosted related in-home passion parties.


Her focus is on what she believes is a cult and brainwashing.


Link: http://www.ohio.com/...s/39276907.html
blog: http://parentsagains...s.wordpress.com

Edited by rabbitt, 09 February 2009 - 02:56 AM.


#2 SpazX   13 Billion Years in the Making CAGiversary!   8346 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

WomAn.

Her blog is pretty funny though.

#3 homeland   woman wooh man CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:47 PM

so she's mad that her son chose to blindly follow a form of christianity that is different from the one she blindly follows????

#4 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

I once ****** a gal from Stow. Not very religious.

#5 The Crotch   There are ten sticks of dynamite waiting for you. CAGiversary!   14938 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

Xenos, eh? Never played it, but Xenos 2 was a really fun SHMUP on the Gameboy. Hard as piss, though.

#6 Cao Cao   Spoooooooky CAGiversary!   3005 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:25 PM

So I guess that makes this a...
Xenosaga.

#7 ToadallyAwesome   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   156 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

ToadallyAwesome

Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:28 PM

So I guess that makes this a...
Xenosaga.



chuckle chuckle

#8 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15223 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

So I guess that makes this a...
Xenosaga.


At least this crazy lady makes more sense then the second game.

#9 JolietJake   Banned Banned   20202 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:08 AM

And the difference between a cult and a religion is?

#10 thrustbucket   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7942 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:42 AM

And the difference between a cult and a religion is?


Nothing except public acceptance and mainstream social norms.

A religion is just a cult that got popular enough.

#11 depascal22   Daddy Fat Sacks CAGiversary!   10195 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:05 AM

So what's the point? Who cares about the kid and his mom? They're both following their hearts.

#12 rabbitt   A Symphony of Horror CAGiversary!   7409 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:56 AM

WomAn.

Her blog is pretty funny though.


Oops! Slip of the finger, I swear.

#13 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15223 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:46 AM

So what's the point? Who cares about the kid and his mom? They're both following their hearts.


I think it's pretty sad. Then again, I think alot of things about religion in America are pretty sad.

#14 JolietJake   Banned Banned   20202 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:01 AM

Nothing except public acceptance and mainstream social norms.

A religion is just a cult that got popular enough.

That's what i've always believed, just wish more people realized that.

#15 fatherofcaitlyn   Der Uber Hoarder CAGiversary!   7155 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:18 PM

And the difference between a cult and a religion is?


Any religion is a cult until it is 100 years old.