posted on Feb, 24 2008 @ 07:20 AM
How many of you remember Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple? If you were too young to know about this great American Tragedy or you can't remember it,
then here's a link.
Over 900 ppl died at the hands of that maniac, forced or coorced into commiting suicide, via poisoned Koolaid or injection of Cyanide. Almost 300 of
those ppl were children. Jim Jones didn't start out being a Teranical dictator, or a nut case, he was a charasmatic preacher who cared about his
congregation. He reached out to those in his community that had long been rejected, and as a result built a congregation of followers that had real
dedication to him, but along the way something happened. I don't know if he became drunk with power, had a mental illness that was left untreated,
or what turned the tables for him, but at some point his ministry became distorted and eventually that congregation allowed him to isolate them down
in Guyana. The details are in that link. Are we going to let this happen again? I'm personally outraged at what I'm learning about Scientology!
I just keep thinking of the images I saw on the news back in 1978 of the massive amount of ppl laying dead at Rev. Jone's feet. Families holding
each other, as they died! I'll never forget that! I have been doing research on this subject and I can see that thousands are equally as outraged,
and lot's of ppl are doing what they can. I personally will join them in spreading the word to stop these evil men before they are able to isolate
more masses and we have another Peoples Temple on our hands.