David Koresh 's The On The World Of Religion

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February 28, 1993 would haunt the nation’s government for what they have done. For 51 grueling days, the Waco, Texas siege would confuse our nation on who to defend; the Branch Davidians at Mount Carmel or the FBI. In this essay, I will argue that the FBI had to be the main culprit in this event by ending the standoff in flames from the tear gas used. But first, I want to discuss how David Koresh got sealed in the world of religion. David Koresh was born in 1959 as Vernon Wayne Howell in the city of Houston, Texas; his childhood was fairly stressful since he never knew his real parents and thus raised by his grandparents. But by the age of 12, he started getting interest in the Bible and started remembering parts of it. In 1981, Howell joined the Branch Davidians after a difficult musical career of rock music. After departing due to a power struggle for leadership with followers, he returns with armed disciples in 1987 (BBC, 1999). In 1990, Howell legally changed his named to David Koresh because he was chosen to be the final prophet with a mission to unlock the Seven Seals of the Book of Revelations. During his reign, he was speculated to have 19 wives, some as young as 12 years old, and at least 13 children since he considered himself capable of having as many females in his compound. But the government blamed Koresh of the unthinkable; according to Daniel Bates of Mail Online, he was accused of beating the children “until they were bloody” if they had for example, spilled

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