Stephen Carthew, A Voice of Testimony From Australia, On The Dangers of Cults


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Posted by Barry Pittard on December 10, 2009 
"There are many decent men and women who, moved by conscience, have spoken out calling for proper investigation of the countless allegations against Sathya Sai Baba. One of these is Stephen Carthew, who, until 2000, was a spiritual coordinator in the Sathya Sai Organization for South Australia. Now entering his 60’s, he has been doing his Ph.D. in Communications, and tutoring, at the University of South Australia’s Division of Communication, Information and New Media. And, as depicted in a recent ABC (Australia) documentary, selling roses.
No doubting – it is good to smell the roses".

"Embroilment in cultic life, and the loss of most dearly cherished hopes and dreams, did not stop for Stephen Carthew with the collapse of ‘The Universal Brotherhood’. For he became closely involved as a leader with the Sathya Sai Organization, a global cult of huge, and in certain cases terrible, dimensions.

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