Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The "Family" - CoG (Children of God)

by Noah Thompson

Warning, there are some sexually explicit scenes in here. This is another example of a 1970s/80s cult in addition to the Jim Jones "Suicide Cult." 

Published on Jul 10, 2009
After a highly unconventional childhood in Children of God, a cult that mixed religion with sex, filmmaker Noah Thomson escaped to begin a normal life. But after experiencing years of sexual abuse and neglect, Thomson and other former members of the organization may never know what "normal" is. The documentary follows Thomson as he searches for others who have tried to start a new life outside the cult - and searches for answers about his own lost childhood.


Jonestown murder suicide

Sociopaths series: Jim Jones (Jonestown murder/suicide) 909 died


Published on Apr 27, 2014
James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 -- November 18, 1978) was an American religious leader and community organizer. Jones was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the cult murder/suicide in November 1978 of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan. Over 300 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning.[3] Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head; to this day it is unknown whether his death was a suicide or murder.


Friday, June 9, 2017

British Muslims repudiate violent extremism

George Takei
These terrorists and extremists do not speak for their religion, and are vehemently rejected by Muslims around the world.




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Protestant Reformation

Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218



Published on Nov 29, 2014
In which John Green teaches you about the Protestant Reformation. Prior to the Protestant Reformation, pretty much everyone in Europe was a Roman Catholic. Not to get all great man, but Martin Luther changed all that. Martin Luther didn't like the corruption he saw in the church, especially the sale of indulgences, so he left the church and started his own. And it caught on! And it really did kind of change the world. The changes increased literacy and education, and some even say the Protestant Reformation was the beginning of Capitalism in Europe.


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Nicaraguan pastor jailed for burning woman to death in 'exorcism'


An evangelical Nicaraguan pastor and four followers have been sentenced to 30 years for burning a woman to death in a so-called exorcism ritual.
Vilma Trujillo, 25, died in February after being tied up and thrown on a fire.
The group had denied killing her and said she was possessed by the devil.
"The suffering that Trujillo was subjected to is something no human being should go through," said judge Alfredo Silva.
Pastor Juan Rocha, 23, plus his siblings Tomasa and Pedro Rocha, and Franklin Jarquin and Esneyda Orozco, were convicted of murder.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11
Published on Apr 5, 2012
In which John Green teaches you the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity stormed the Roman Empire in just a few hundred years. Along the way, John will cover Abram/Abraham, the Covenant, the Roman Occupation of Judea, and the birth, life, death and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth. No flame wars! Let's keep the commentary civil.