Website 'Led Teen to Quit Family'

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Website 'Led Teen to Quit Family'

Postby Justice » Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:21 pm

Has anyone heard of this Philosophy Cult? Does it have any connection with the SES and/or are its leaders perhaps former SES people?
See: ... dbed5.html


Website 'Led Teen To Quit Family'
A mother has warned about a controversial website that encourages young people to cut themselves off from their families.

Barbara Weed still has no idea when her son Tom signed up to Free Domain Radio, a controversial online community based in Canada.

But before she had even heard of the site it had become the focus of his life.

In the summer, midway through his A-levels, Tom left a note to say he was staying with a friend.

He went to school as normal to finish his exams and did sufficiently well to win a place at university. But his family haven't seen him since.

"It seemed so out of the blue," says his mother, "because there hadn't been a row.

"He wasn't having problems at school. There were no big issues. He'd just gone."

Mrs Weed later discovered that for several months Tom had been a regular visitor to FDR's website, which encourages the discussion of philosophy and politics.

Its founder, Stefan Molyneux, espouses the idea that ultimate personal freedom can be gained by cutting yourself off from any involuntary relationships, including your family.

The site particularly attracts teenagers and those in their 20s, many of them via YouTube.

Ian Haworth, of the Cult Information Centre, says the site's success is "a worrying development".

Meanwhile, Mrs Weed has resigned herself to never seeing her son again.

"I miss him tremendously," she says. I find it very difficult to go into his room. No, he's not coming back."

Stefan Molyneux declined to be interviewed.

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Re: Website 'Led Teen to Quit Family'

Postby Justice » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:33 pm

There is a major article in The Times today (Saturday 10th January 2009) exposing the activities of this revolting philosophy Cult.

Tom Whipple is the Times journalist who wrote the story. Perhaps some of you might like to contact him and describe your experiences with the SES / St. James?

You could try contacting The Times (Telephone: 0207 782 5000).
Based on the standard email format for The Times, the email address MIGHT be

You can see his article at: ... 485325.ece

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Re: Website 'Led Teen to Quit Family'

Postby Justice » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:12 pm

If you want to take a look at the dreadful website for this revolting Online Philosophy Cult you can see it at the web address below.

If you do decide to take a look then I'd advise you keep a bucket close by if I were you!

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