Jim Jones convinced his 1000 followers they would all have to commit suicide since he was going to die. Shoko Asahara convinced his followers to release a weapon of mass destruction, the deadly sarin gas, on a Tokyo subway. The Order of the Solar Temple lured the rich and famous, including Princess Grace of Monaco, and convinced them to die a fiery death now on Earth to be reborn on a better planet called Sirius. Charles Manson convinced his followers to kill, in an attempt to incite an apocalyptic race war.
These are a few of the doomsday cults examined in this book by bestselling author Alan R. Warren. Its focus is on cults whose destructive behavior was due in large part to their apocalyptic beliefs or doomsday movements. It includes details surrounding the massacres and a look into how their members became so brainwashed they committed unimaginable crimes at the command of their leader.
Usually, when we hear about these cults and their massacres, we ask ourselves how it possibly happened. We could also ask ourselves, what then is the difference between a cult and a religion? We once had a small group of people who unquestionably followed a person who believed he was the son of God. Two thousand years later, that following is one of the most recognized religions in the world. This book in no way criticizes believing in God. Rather, it examines how a social movement grows into a full religion and when it does not. And what makes the conventional faiths such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism stand above groups such as the Branch Davidians or Children of God.
BIOGRAPHY Alan R. Warren is the Host of the Popular True Crime History Radio show 'House of Mystery' Recorded in Seattle at the KKNW 1150 A.M. Alternative Talk Radio studio and Syndicated throughout the U.S. on the NBC News Talk Radio network, including in Los Angeles/Riverside/Palm Springs on KCAA 106.5 F.M. and KYAH 540 A.M. Salt Lake City, KJLL Roswell and KOII Falgstaff. Previously heard on KFNX 1100 A.M. Phoenix, and the Z Talk Radio Network. It can be Heard online many Different places from iTunes, YouTube , Tune-in, Stitcher Radio, IHeart Media/Spreaker , Podbay, Podomatic and at http://www.somethingweirdmedia.com/house-of-mystery/
Al Warren has his Doctorate in Religious Studies (DD) , Masters Degree ( MM) in Music from University of Washington in Seattle , Bachelor of Arts (BA ) Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver , B.C. Canada and Recording & Sound Engineering Diploma from the Juno Award Winning Bullfrog Studios in Vancouver B.C. Canada
He got his start on Digital Radio for the Z Talk Radio Network and still produces several shows for them.
Al Started Writing for Articles in True Case Files Magazine and is still a Contributor, That as led his to Finishing his first Novel in True Crime for RJ Parker Publishing to be Released later this Year!
Now He Owns Something Weird Media in Canada where he Produces Several Talk Radio Shows including Dark Shadows ( Conspiracy, Cover-ups and Alternative History) Lost in Space ( Everything UFO's) Julie Sav Show ( U.K. Paranormal Show ) Land of the Giants ( Cryptozoology) and House of Mystery ( True Crime, Serial Killers and Unsolved Crimes) and Coming Soon Murder House !
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