Introduction


Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The 15 Stupidest Cults Ever

Robert Burton with his "generals" Dorian Matei {l} and Asaf Braverman (r). From livingpresence.com.

[ed. - From AOL's "Mandatory.com" website. The article incorrectly states a mural depicts Robert Burton. The model in that painting is Julian Branston, a Fellowship member.]
#4 Fellowship of Friends

Many cult leaders try for legitimacy by claiming that famous dead people talk to them. Robert Earl Burton, leader of the Fellowship of Friends, had a whole party in his brain, with Ben Franklin and Plato both offering advice. Unfortunately, most of their advice boiled down to “stick your dinger in people’s mouths.” Indeed, there was only one way to heaven for the Friends, and that was through Burton’s pants. A giant mural on the ceiling of the group’s compound actually depicts Burton with an erection, and even predicting nuclear war in 2006 hasn’t slowed him down.

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