the Majority in Jones Town died as a result of drinking a fruit drink mixed with cyanide and sleeping pills. Someone drank it voluntarily, others, especially children, were forced. Very few people limp away alive. the
nation!-member Henning H. writes:
- keep in mind that those who do not drink "is" volunteering was shot. It was not all that followed Jones blindly, there were a few that got away by playing dead.
Seduced 900 people to their death
the Group that was behind american history's largest collective suicide was known as "the Peoples Temple". They had built a new utopian society in the jungles, called the Jonetown, after there had arisen certain problems in the UNITED states, with bl.a. tax fraud and sexual assault . Cult undisputed leader was the charismatic apocalyptic prophet Jim Jones. Jim Jones, who today in the UNITED states is the personification of a mad cult leader, was the main driving force behind the gruesome tragedy. Jim Jones died by shooting himself. In addition, congressman Leo Ryan, who was on inspection after rumors of human rights violations in Jonestown, also murdered by the cult.
In all, died of 918 people, the largest loss of american civilian life until the 11. september 2001.
The eerie sound recording from the Jonestown massacre.
WARNING: Contains unpleasant sequences. Taken from the World's archives.
But Jim Jones is not the only religious madman, in modern times, who is responsible for the tragic deaths.
The originally French order'ordre du Temple Solaire (OTS) was a secret order, which was based on the myth that Tempelridderordnen still existed. The order was formed in Geneva in 1984 by Josepgh Di Mambro and Luc Jouret. In October 1994, murdered several members of the order a 3 months old baby in Quebec, as they thought the child was the antichrist.
a Few days later, they held a ritual 'Last Supper', followed by a synchronized mass suicide/murder in both Switzerland and Canada. In Canada committed 15 members suicide with poison, 30 were shot or strangled, 8 had died of other causes. The building broke the subsequent fire pga. a timed mechanism.
In western Switzerland died the other 48 members, apparently in a coordinated suicide. The members were found in an underground chapel lined with korsriddersymbolik. They were dressed in ceremonial robes and laid in a circle, with the feet against each other, all with plastic bags over their heads, and a bullet wound in his temple.
OTS of the order is believed still to exist and have approx. 500 active members.
Flew away with the comet
'Heavenss Gate' was a dommedagskult from California, USA, led by the demagogic Marshall Applewhite called 'Do'. 21 women and 18 men committed voluntary suicide with poison over three days in march 1997. The cult combined elements of christianity with mystical elements of ufologi. The members believed that through their suicide would free the soul from the body's outer casing and leave the earth via extraterrestrial spaceships, which reportedly have a connection to the comet Hale-Bopp, close passed the Earth in 1997. Several of the male members, including Do, had undergone voluntary castration in order to live in celibacy. This was also to counter their notion of the afterlife, which was a spherical life without sex, and sex.
When the dead members were found they were all dressed in identical clothes, lying in their bunk beds in the cult headquarters in San Diego, California, and all wore a bracelet with the scripture, 'Heaven's Gate Away Team'.
'Do', explains the cult's objective at this initial indvielsesbånd
'The Branch Davidians were a splinter group from the american 'Seventh-Day Adventists', a religious order that is also found in Denmark. The group broke out in the 1930s, but is known today because of the tragedy in Waco, Texas in 1993 that claimed the lives of several people, there in the bland leader David Koresh, who even thought he was a new Messiah. The sect was up to the tragedy has become more and more convinced that it lived in the end times and that judgment day was imminent. Pga. former members accuse of polygamy, børnebrude and illegal weapons had the FBI and the ATF besieged the cult in their home in Mount Carmel, Waco. The siege ended d. 19. april in which agents fired tear gas into the cult safehouse. The outbreak of a fierce firefight, and several fires broke out and quickly spread in the buildings, which resulted in 79 kultmedlemmer dead, including 21 children. David Koresh died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head. Subsequently, the incident has been shrouded in speculation and conspiracy theories about why it went so wrong.
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'The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandment of god' is the name of a christian cult from Uganda, which was formed in the beginning of the 1980s. The group took the 10 Commandments very bogstavligt, which bl.a. resulted in that the group demanded total silence, because it could result in that the commandments were violated. In addition, they felt that the strict observance of the commandments would benefit them after the imminent apocalypse.
the Group regarded themselves as a kind of Noah's Ark, a moral haven in a depraveret the world.
In march 2000, died ca. 300 members in a fire you believe was a planned collective suicide. Subsequent studies revealed also several mass graves and the death toll rose to over 1000. Several subsequent studies suggest, however, that many of the deaths further was murder than suicide. But the pga. of the cult were tavshedsforbud, the information is still quite sparse.
do you Think that something similar could ever happen in Denmark?