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  • The Cult Of Heaven Gate Cult

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    Cults are the groups that exhibit intense and unquestioning devotion to a single cause. All the group members have a same goal or mission, and the group thinking helps the group members to stick on the same goal. For the Heaven Gate, their goal is to enter the kingdom of heaven, the kingdom level above human. The documentary of “Heaven Gate Cult” perfectly shows the four ways for the cult to promote their group thinking. First, Heaven Gate have a persuasive leader-Do, who foster loyalty. Do said

  • Heaven's Gate Cult Analysis

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    In 1974 there was a cult that started called Heaven’s Gate, by Marshall Applewhite (1931-1997) and Bonnie Nettles (1927-1997). Their cult was considered to be an UFO religious Millenarian Group located in San Diego, California. In 1972 Marshall met Bonnie discovering that she shared a common interest with  Applewhite in theosophy and biblical prophecy. The two soon became great friends shortly after finding this commons interest. By June of 1984 they both decided that they were chosen to fulfill

  • 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

  • Argument Essay : ' Heaven 's Gate '

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    Emiliano Diaz CW- 5th hour Argument Essay By definition religions can be considered cults. “Great devotion to a person, idea, object or work” (Merriam-Webster). But regardless of definitions, the media has made the word “cult” become surrounded by a negative connotation. A few famous examples of cults that have made headlines in America, especially in the 1980’s and 90’s include The Manson Family, Heaven’s Gate, and Scientology. Only Scientology is still active today and they have 25,000 followers

  • Utopian Cults Essays

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    For many years, cults have been a subject of great controversy. A cult is a group of people that are bound together by an appreciation of the same thing, person, ideal, etc. Usually these groups keep close because of religious reasons, but their beliefs are almost always considered strange by outsiders. Cults are similar to clans or congregations, but are usually referred to as sects. There are many different categories that a cult could be sorted into. Apocalyptic, Utopian, Spiritualistic, Satanic

  • 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

  • Mind Control Is the Foundation of Cults Essay

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    Mind Control is the Foundation of Cults What are cults and what are the issues society argues about them? Many people argue over all different central issues of cults. One issue people argue is that cults cause social and personal disruption. Another issue would be that people in society dismiss the whole notion of cults completely saying that every religion can be viewed as a cult. However, when it comes down to it a cult is simply nothing other than a person using mind control over the

  • Complexity Of Cult

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    To understand the complexity of a cult a person must first understand the meaning of what that word truly defines. In a dictionary, you would find the meaning of the word as the system of religious worship or ritual. But if you take this definition literally then a Christian would be insulted. Just because a person follows God or a “god” does not mean they are in a cult. Nevertheless, the word “cult” has few different meanings. The structure of a cult has varied differences but the goal is the

  • 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

  • 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