It began as charismatic preacher Jim Jones’ attempt to build a socialist utopia, but it ended with the deaths of more than 900 people in a remote settlement in Guyana known as Jonestown. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports the second installment of TODAY’s “Cults & Crimes” series.
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Jonestown Mass Suicide: Revisiting The Cult That Ended With The Deaths Of 900 | TODAY
This occurred during my junior year in college. Several friends subscribed to the Chicago Tribune, which contained a VERY Long article on this horrible mass murder.
While we couldn't understand why these people would supposedly take their own lives, the part I had trouble grasping was why these people would leave the US and go live in the middle of the jungle, cut off from the rest of the World, where they would be at the mercy of someone who, as it turned out, they could not trust.
Lastly, Leo Ryan's (may he rest in peace) claim of having the "Congressional Shield" made about as much sense as those who made that fateful trip. Had he gone in with a couple dozen members of a Special Forces Unit, he probably would have lived much longer.
The ~600 adults who died chose to go there. That is tragic, but they made that choice. It is because of the slaughter of ~300 innocent children who had the terrible luck of being born to parents who were brain-dead zombies that I hope that Jones spends Eternity in a Lake of Fire that burns, but does not consume.
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2) Smite the enemy and he will flee.
3) Release from destructive convenants.
1) Comment recevoir la délivrance du mari et de la femme de nuit. D. Olukoya.
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3) Se libérer des alliances maléfiques.
Le Retour de Jésus-Christ est très Proche! Faisons ce que Dieu dit. The Return of Jesus Christ is very Near! Let's do what God says.
- Repentance. Confession.
- Renier satan le diable et les démons. Renounce satan the devil and demons.
- Pardonner. Forgiveness.
- Aimer. Love.
- Accepter Jésus-Christ. Accept Jesus Christ.
- Baptême (Eau et Saint-Esprit). Baptism (Water and Holy Spirit).
- Prières quotidiennes. Daily prayers.
- Étude biblique. Bible study.
- Mettre en pratique la Parole de Dieu. Practice the Word of God.
- Obéissance et Sanctification. Obedience and Sanctification.
- Ne péchez pas. Do not sin.
- Propager la Bonne Nouvelle du Royaume de Dieu. Preach the Good New of the Kingdom of God.
Faisons comme ça. Et tout ira bien. Bénédictions de Dieu en Jésus-Christ. Let's do it. And everything will be all right. Blessings of God in Jesus Christ.
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Religious dogmas, brainwash and sufferance. Be aware and never believe what the preachers say, they allow to themselves everything and preventing people from what they are doing. Do what I say and never do what I do. Hypocrisy.
HE WAS LIKE I ACCEPT YOU BLACK FOLKS AND I HAVE WHITE FOLKS WHO FOLLOW ME AND WHO ALSO ACCEPT AND CAN LOVE YOU BLACK FOLKS SO COME TO ME AND FEEL THE ACCEPTENCEAND LOVE. AND THAT WAS VERY ATRACTIVE DURING HARSH RACIALLY IGNORANT DIFFICULT TIMES I CAN RELATE IN THAT WAY.
Most people commenting here seem to be apparently ignorant or wilfully oblivious that this Jim Jones was an outspoken Atheist and a avowed Marxist. So much for the so-called "enlightened" materialists.
I have researched Jim Jones and his Jonestown quite a bit and its amazing how devious and selfish and evil this guy was. First he starts out as seeming like a Christian and even had on the sign to his church "disciples of Jesus". And he did a lot of good, Then slowly the power got to him. He took advantage of girls (and guys) and then he rejected the Bible by throwing it in a service and saying it was the source of all our troubles etc. He basically said he was god and then demanded people money and time and no freedom to leave. Just when there was going to be a serious investigation into his church (in San Francisco) he rushes to Guyana. And then he makes it sound so good, the perfect place to be while all the time forcing people to stay. This can only go on for so long! In Guyana (Jonestown) he doesn't really have any way to increase his flock as he is in the middle of a jungle so he needs his followers to stay. Once the scales had tipped and the truth would go out with the defectors .... Jonestown would shrink to nothing and he knew he had no future. So I think it was incredibly selfish to get the others to drink the poision etc. The irony is he will face judgement to one he regretted. That's my take on it
Clearly he isn't the only person in the world misleading ppl. Your local pastor is for profit as well. Idk why ppl just don't use their own guidance and intuition. They'll claim that the Bible said stay away from ppl like this. But YOU DONT KNOW UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE anyways. Either way, this lifestyle was specifically catered to idiots🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️
Cults and religions are the same thing, really. They're made for weak-minded people who cannot face the fact that there will be nothing after your death. These people wouldn't find a place where they belong without it. People who believe so much in fictional stories they become lost and lose track of reality itself. You can only wish these people wake up one day and stop losing so much time for meaningless fictional stories, but it's a lost cause for the ones that believe in it too much.
The world's increasing dependence and trust in nuclear weapons and our suicidal addiction to non-renewable energy sources (oil, gas, coal) are proof that Jonestown was not an isolated group-It was a microcosm of today's worldwide society of unconscious and death-oriented human beings. I urge with all my heart the awakening of our species from our terrifying drift toward both total environmental collapse and the growing chance of a nuclear holocaust. The tremendous potential of all human beings to become blissful and celebrating persons must not be thrown away for the stupid reasons of corporate profits and our present-day mentality of "macho militarism".
Thank you NBC (Matt Lauer of all people). Today’s People’s Church goes by the name Democratic Party. Same tactics, same beliefs. Looking back on Jim Jones, often it is hard to believe that people fell for it. But is it really that hard to believe looking at today: Antifa, black lives matters, socialist in the Democratic Party, and other community groups formed by community organizers (Obama). Is it really hard to understand how people who don’t know their history can be easily manipulated?
She said, “We haven’t seen anything like that ever since.”??? HELLO?! Trump and his followers. They’re under the same spell and they’ve been drinking the koolaid, they just haven’t drank the poisonous one yet. The world is monitoring and watching them closely though. We’ll see what happens. In either case, this is not going to end well.
I wonder if there wasn’t drugs involved if Jonestown would have lasted? Jim Jones did a lot of positive things in Indiana. He really only started to get seriously crazy once he was using drugs regularly...
Jim Jones was an atheist he hid his godless views by masking it with Christianity but let’s not be confused he was not a Christian he did not believe in God in Christ redemptive work-he believes solely in himself
This new so-called religion is nothing but a pack of weird rituals and chants designed to take away the money of fools. Now let's say the Lord's Prayer 40 times, but first let's pass the collection plate.
Socialism and all bastardized forms of it breed the weak mentalities that empower monsters like this.
Almost all cult leaders use socialism in one form, or another to instill control over their subjects.
Socialism, attracts weakness and stupidity, manipulating both into tools of slavery.
Socialist, like to call it equality, but in reality it’s all equalized slavery.
Once the delusions of socialized make believe, are stripped away. It’s all nothing, but equalized enslavement.
Stupidity, is the most dangerous weapon in the world that is always underestimated.
Stupidity, will always outnumbers sense.
Socialism, empowers and weaponizes stupidity.
Thats why dictators, cult leaders and certain politicians love it so much.
Mass stupidity, holds the keys to great power when one can control it.
Jim Jones played on the racism and hatred in U.S society towards black people. This is why the majority of the death were African Americans. His religious collectivism was build on top-down Stalinist methods, with himself as Supreme Leader.
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