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  • Asahara
    567 words
    There are, literally, thousands of cults in existence throughout the world today. From Christianity and other religious spin-offs to entirely new religions, they are everywhere. And they all have one common goal: a utopia for all of it's members. A place where the people who are devoted can go and feel at peace with themselves and with the world. Where they have no worries or cares to make their shoulders heavy. I have focused on a man who started a cult with that objective, and ended up creatin...
  • Cults Under Some Definitions Of The Term
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    Cults and Their Leaders For many years, cult leaders always had a psychological hold on their followers minds. Whether it was to kill other people or to kill themselves, they did it without question. Some cult leaders used fear, violence and guilt as a means of a weapon to control the minds of their followers. Other cult leaders used persuasive and spiritual speeches that made their followers believe they were doing good and fulfilling God's plan. Because cult leaders are powerful through psycho...
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
    751 words
    Religion and Discrimination One might take the view that society should be tolerant to any religion so long as it conforms to our laws and written constitution. At first glance, this statement seems as fit an answer as possible to the question of societal limits to religious tolerance. Unofrtunately, if one were to consider the matter with more caution, one would eventually see that the statement could only be part of a greater answer. It is without a consideration of some of the elements which ...
  • Asahara's Cult Of The Aum Supreme Truth
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    16 April 2002 TERRORIST GROUP: AUM SHINJI KYO On 20 March 1995, Aum members simultaneously released the chemical nerve agent sar in on several Tokyo subway trains, killing 12 people and injuring up to 6,000 more. Today's law enforcement is constantly dealing with smaller and smaller terrorist groups. Throughout history, large armies have fought battles, but today individuals fight battles. With modern technology and an open market for weapons of mass destruction, terrorism has reached a level ob...
  • Reasons People Join Cults
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    Cults: Reasons People Join Cults are intriguing and arouse curiosity in the minds of people who have accepted life in society and joined humanity the way it is. It is amazing to think that people leave their life of normalcy to put their trust in something that is alien but promises them something in return or will save their souls from whatever will harm them. There are many causes that affect people's minds to make them join cults. Cults are very promising, can be very eye-opening, and may be ...
  • Anti Cult Movement
    998 words
    Cult Conversion: Freewill Or Brainwashing? Essay, Research Cult Conversion: Freewill Or Brainwashing? The controversy surrounding new religious movements seems to be foremost concerned with whether or not the members of these religions come of their own freewill or if they convert as a necessary and inevitable response to advanced coercion, or "brainwashing" techniques employed by the cult leaders. The concept of brainwashing came into popular existence in the 1950's as the result of attempts to...

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