David Christoper Lane (born April 29, 1956, in Burbank, California) is a religious scholar and professor of sociology and sociology. He is a noted critic of several new religious movements, gurus, and cults.
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- We use more discriminating intelligence when we buy a used car than when we buy a religion. Buying a used car you at least look underneath the hood, hit the tires, maybe take it to a mechanic to check it out. But in buying a religion you're supposed to wear these narrow blinders, so that if anybody disagrees you can block it out. It's basically, check your brains at the door when you join a religion.