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Happy Science 幸福の科学
« on: June 06, 2014, 01:15:40 PM »
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Science
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Happy Science is a new religious and spiritual movement founded in Japan on October 6, 1986 by Ryuho Okawa.

Okawa claims to channel the spirits of Muhammad, Christ, Buddha and Confucius and claims to be the incarnation of the supreme spiritual being called El Cantare. Happy Science claims that El Cantare is the true hidden name of the Heavenly Father in the Old Testament, Elohim, known in the Middle East as the God of creation (El) and in other ancient cultures of the world as the Cosmic Tree of Life and the World Tree.
Websites:
http://www.happy-science.org/
http://happyscience-na.org/
http://happyscience.org.au/
http://losangeles.happyscience-na.org/
http://www.happyscience-uk.org/
http://www.happyscience-uganda.org/
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBWjbggf0UdhYDss-MwnLw
http://eng.the-liberty.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/lutreolus
http://www.happy-science.ac.jp/english/
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One of the merits of living in a boarding school is that it assists students’ maturity. Through living with fellow young students away from home, students will develop self-discipline and stronger friendships. Especially in HAS, the boarding house is “home” and the students and staff are members of a “big family.” It is a place where individuals can nurture trust in each other and develop a balanced personality in order to become leaders of the future.
http://happyscience-na.org/happy-science-university-open-recruitment/

Oh no, fellow Aussies:



Master Okawa wrote 1,000 books in 28 years?
Or is that 1,400 books in 28 years? Roughly one a week. :o
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In 1986, Master Ryuho Okawa renounced a promising career as a businessman and devoted his life to spreading the Truth. He established “Happy Science” (in Japanese “Kofuku-no-Kagaku”), which in 1991 was registered as a religious organization. Since then, Master Okawa has been guiding countless people to happiness, publishing over 1,400 books, giving over 2,100 public lectures, creating numerous seminars and producing full-featured movies based on his teachings.
1,500 books?
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Master Ryuho Okawa will celebrate His 58th Birthday on July 7th this year. Since He founded Happy Science in 1986, He has been guiding humanity by giving 2300 lectures and publishing 1500 books. This special lecture on the day of the Lord’s Descent, Master will teach us the grand strategy to realize global scale prosperity.



History lessons worthy of Scientology's Lord Xenu (update March 2015: Videos are gone.. I think I saved copies^)


Articles:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/happy-science-cashes-in-on-new-age-fears-in-sydney-20121012-27i6t.html
http://www.vice.com/read/my-afternoon-with-a-failed-japanese-cult
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/contentious-religion-from-japan-succeeds-in-uganda_n_1661559.html
http://www.letusreason.org/WorldR4.htm
http://culteducation.com/group/1004-japanese-sects/10971-japans-happy-science-sect-launches-political-party.html
http://returnoftheblogonaut.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/happy-science-another-cult-misusing-science/
http://anamericananti-theistabroad.blogspot.kr/2008/07/happy-science-religious-cults-in.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-18561825
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Ugandan track event athletes have blamed their failure to qualify for the Olympics on the inferior track they were forced to use for time trials. These were supposed to be held at the national stadium but a double booking meant they had to make way for a Japanese Happy Science religious rally.

The Uganda Athletics Federation said had they been at the stadium, at least five athletes could have qualified. "It means we have to wait for another four years," one sprinter told the BBC.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/athletics/9353678/London-2012-Olympics-Ugandan-athletes-fail-to-qualify-for-Games-thanks-to-Happy-Science-religious-convention.html

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2009/08/04/issues/party-offers-a-third-way-happiness/#.U5FHCPnV94c
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Tokyoites had their fill of apocalyptic cults in the 1990s when Aum Shinrikyo — also led by a guru who could commune with the spirits — gassed the Tokyo subway in 1995 in a bizarre plot to take over the government. Twelve people died and 5,000 were injured in what remains Japan’s worst terrorist attack. Machiyama sees obvious parallels with the Happies. “They both attract people who consider themselves elites. Aum followers were highly educated but they were social losers. They wondered ‘Why can’t I get ahead?’ “

But the Happies reject any comparisons with Aum, and indeed claim that Okawa foresaw the cult’s crimes long before the police or media. “It was Master Okawa who warned the police that Aum was planning to spray sarin gas over Tokyo from above, which could have killed 1 million people,” says HRP spokesman Yasunori Matsumoto.

Shoko Egawa, an investigative journalist who was almost murdered by Aum followers after she sounded early alarm bells, has also noted the similarities — Aum famously turned deadly after its unappealing stew of religion, doomsday science and politics was rejected by voters in 1990. Its attack came as Japan struggled with the fallout from a profound economic transition that has only deepened since. “The worry is what will happen to Happy Science after they fail in this election,” says Egawa. “That’s the unknown that we must think about.”

Okawa also rejects any talk of heading a cult, and says the lack of press interest in the party is unimportant. “We are only beginning,” he told a group of 2,000 followers recently in Shinjuku. “The media has failed to recognize this. We will grow 10-fold, 100-fold, 1,000-fold. This is not the work of humans, it is the work of God.”

As he spoke, tears rolled down the face of one believer watching the speech on a monitor. “It’s beautiful,” she said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2012-07-13/happy-science-religion-amasses-followers-uganda

http://chimpreports.com/index.php/news/4827-fire-japanese-happy-science-teacher-ryuho-accused-of-leading-cult.html
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“It is I who possess the highest authority on earth. It is I who have all authority from the beginning of the earth until the end. For I am not human, but am the Law itself.”—Ryuho Okawa

June 06, 2014, 05:37:15 PM
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Re: Happy Science Links
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 05:37:15 PM »
This looks like one of the best critiques around of Happy Science. Granted, I've only been looking for a few hours, but I honestly can't imagine this being topped:
http://mlmtheamericandreammadenightmare.blogspot.kr/2012/06/happy-science-has-exhibited-universal.html

A couple of interesting comments below the article:
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Okawa and his wife Kyoko divorced in 2011; rumor has it that she accused him of having sex with other women, but there's been no confirmation. He claims that she was married to Lucifer (yes - THAT Lucifer) in a former life and that he is still influencing her thoughts. The kids (5 I think) are still with him. I heard she moved to the US, but I'm not sure of the details. There is no information I can find about her on the internet, other than that posted by HS's very efficient advertising (read propaganda). Does anyone know what has actually happened to this woman?
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Update; he's remarried a woman who used to work for him. The cult is keeping it quiet, as she is 26 - 30 years his junior!!
And there are lots of bizarre nuggets of information in this video if you have the patience. Helen Keller chose to be born deaf and blind. That's a new one. And 70% of illnesses are the fault of evil spirits. Forget looking for a cure for cancer. What we really need is a cure for evil spirits. Garlic, perhaps?