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  • The Japanese Doomsday Cult

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    POLICY PAPER Aum Shinrikyo: The Japanese Doomsday Cult Lisa Bertsch – lmb5956@psu.edu HLS 805: Political Violence, Threats, and Insurgency Summer 2015 – Dr. Paul Gill Table of Contents Abstract Pg. 3 Chizuo Matsumoto, aka Asahara Shoko Pg. 4 Syncretism Pg. 4 The early years: 1984-1989 Pg. 4 Organizational Goals and the Means of Achieving Them Pg. 5 Recruitment Pg. 6 Examples of Violent Attacks Pg. 7 The Split Pg. 9 Conclusion Pg. 10 References Pg. 12 Abstract The

  • A Summary Of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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    Kimmy Schmidt a young, naive girl who comes to New York City in escape from her kidnapper. Kimmy is seeking to make a name for herself in the big city with nothing. After discovering that she was a doomsday cult survivor, Kimmy tries to live every moment to the fullest. In Unbreakable:Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey, the director, portrays Kimmy as having an outwardly colorful soul after coming up from the bunker, but in reality Kimmy is just attempting to live the lost life of the teenager that she never

  • Essay about The 2012 Dilemma and the Media

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    another “Y2K” scare. Every time you turn on the History Channel there is another new program telling us how the world as we know it will end in a little more than two years, sending every viewer into a state of shock, and turning every Tivo into a doomsday prediction recorder from then on out. Now, I am all about putting out as much information about our everyday world out there for all to bear witness, but I also believe in unbiased coverage of events. For some reason television channels, the internet

  • Essay on Creative Writing: 25 Days

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    The Cybermen shoved the Warrior into his capsule. The Cyberleader moved to stand in front of all the Doctors. "There are only eight more Doctors to catch before we can start upgrading." "What do you plan to do with all of us?" the Warrior asked. "We plan to upgrade you, your brains will give the Cybermen infinite knowledge." "How will you stop us from regenerating?" Twelve questioned. "We have discovered a way to prevent the regeneration process." the Cyberleader explained. "Impossible

  • Heaven's Gate: A Colossal Failure Essay

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    Throughout history, there have been many instances of cults, many of which share the common characteristic of having corrupt leaders. For instance, Charles Manson led his cult in a homicidal spree, and David Koresh and Jim Jones convinced their followers to commit mass suicide. It is apparent that in cult history, leaders are the main cause of the tragedies that ensue. Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, was founded on a mixture of Christian beliefs and a belief in UFOs. They stayed out of the public

  • Cults Essay

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         The word cult is defined as an alternative religion. Most cults are started because someone doesn’t like the way the world is, and feels that his/her church isn’t doing anything to make it better, so they leave and create what they believe to be the perfect religion. Then this person strives to make others believe as they do so they will join (Miller, 1991, p. 15). There are somewhere around 3,000 to 5,000 of these cults throughout the United States, but only 75 to 100

  • Essay on Why People Join Cults

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    CULTS I. Introduction Thesis: The forces that draw individuals into cults can be explained by psychological doctrine. II. What is a cult A. Brief description B. Types of cults 1. religious 2. psychotherapy or personal growth 3. political 4. popular or faddist III. Popular cult groups A. People's Temple B. David Koresh C. Heaven's Gate D. The Family IV. Charismatic group A. Brief desciption B. Characterization V. Sigmund Freud's beliefs A. Belonging to a group

  • Why people join cults Essay

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    CULTS I.     Introduction      Thesis: The forces that draw individuals into cults can be explained by           psychological doctrine. II.     What is a cult A.     Brief description B.     Types of cults 1.     religious 2.     psychotherapy or personal growth 3.     political

  • Religious Cults - A Threat to Society? Essay

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    Religious Cults - A Threat to Society? On November 18, 1978, in a cleared-out patch of the Guyanese jungle, Reverend Jim Jones ordered the 911 members of his flock to kill themselves by drinking a cyanide potion, and they did. It seems cultists were brainwashed by this megalomaniac Jones, who had named their jungle village after himself and held them as virtual slaves, if not living zombies. Jones himself was found dead. He'd shot himself in the head, or someone else had shot him. Is it plausible

  • Religion on the Internet Essay

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    The cult "teaches" a person how to know with certainty, so those who ascribe to its world-view exist in a completely different reality than the rest of society."(alt.religion.scientology) This is the starting paragraph for the site titled, "Cult Think" which talks about how a cult brainwashes a person into their beliefs. As it is stated above these people are living in a totally fake world in

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