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    Default 12 Tribes [Christian sect/cult]

    Does anyone have ANY experience with or knowledge of this group?

    My sister who has been married a little over a year and my niece who's seven months old were left by my brother in law to join this commune. My sister was unwilling to put herself and more importantly the baby in that constricted and repressed upbringing. This all happened in the span of about two weeks while I was home for Christmas (happy fucking holidays!).

    I'm crushed for my sister and just want to understand more of the religion or other's opinions on it.

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    Never heard of it, although obviously an allusion to the original 12 tribes of Israel.
    (skimming info, looks like they're recreating the 12 original tribes in "better form".)

    Here's more info:
    Twelve Tribes (New religious movement) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The Twelve Tribes : The Commonwealth of Israel
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    Yeah, I've researched basic info. Looking for
    more insider info. Don't expect to find it here, but it doesn't hurt to try.

    Thanks, Jennifer.

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    Sorry. I'm familiar with messianic movements a bit, but this is the first time I've heard of these folks. Sounds stifling.
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    They're the funny dressed guys who stand on corners spouting nonsense whilst holding bibles... They originally believed "The Mothership" would come down to scoop them all up back in 2000 and since then I couldn't tell you what they believe as that was an epic fail... People and their need to believe shit...
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ml#post1161526

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendoiwan View Post
    They're the funny dressed guys who stand on corners spouting nonsense whilst holding bibles... They originally believed "The Mothership" would come down to scoop them all up back in 2000 and since then I couldn't tell you what they believe as that was an epic fail... People and their need to believe shit...
    You got a link on this story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    You got a link on this story?
    Sorry no link, this is 1st hand experience. I've spent my whole life living in NYC, as a kid I used to argue with them for kicks, as my knowledge of the bible and the whole concept of the twelve tribes is pretty extensive...

    Edit: These characters... YouTube - Times square Black Hebrew Israelites
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    I saw a book called The 12 Faith Tribes. Is it related to this book in anyway?

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    Maybe another thing you should look at, besides specifics about 12 Tribes, is literature on how to get someone out of a cult, in general. It could give you some ideas.

    HowStuffWorks "Getting Out of a Cult"
    Howstuffworks "Introduction to How Cults Work"
    How to Help Someone Leave a Religious Cult | eHow.com
    Cult Concern FAQ. How To Get Out.

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    This group (the one Kendowian mentioned; I never heard of the ones Jennifer links to) has actually been around since the late 80's, at least.
    Basically a ripoff of Black Muslims, or more accurately, a particular sect of Black Muslims called the Ansaars (which were based down the street from me) who used to set up tables and hand out literature and then the oils and fragrances (which became popular).

    So this other group came out in a similar fashion, and were more Hebrew oriented, with the Hebrew garb and even shepherd staffs, and the various black, Hispanic and other "colored" groups as the 12 tribes (sort of the antithesis to the white Christian "British-Israelism" theory, which said various European groups were the lost tribes) and began preaching in Times Sq. (They used to tangle with the Christians I know who preached there, and often attack white people) and other busy places. Later, they were mainly on Fulton Mall in Bklyn. Then, at Jamaica-Parsons. They seemed to die down, but these days, every time I go up for lunch or whatever at Parsons they are right there next to the newstand.

    The sect is (or was) called the UPK School (Universal Practical Knowledge) and is based in Harlem.
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