The cult investigated various methods of implementing death and destruction on a massive scale. They tried every possibility, ranging from military weapons, to biological and chemical warfare. They settled on the nerve gas sarin, and ran several real-world tests, resulting in deaths. Life within the cult was no picnic either: Stay and obey, or leave and die.
This is the second article about the Kanungu cult in Uganda. The apocalyptic prophecies ended in a disaster, where adults and children were burned alive, only to satisfy a few power-hungry maniacs.
The preamble to the devastating raid on the compound at Mount Carmel. How did the preparations go? What were the reasons for the raid? Why the show of force? Why did it go so wrong?
Part 1: How the Tokyo subway became a death trap, and hundreds of people got caught in a Millennial cult of mind-control and New Age rubbish.
Part 1: A botched ATF raid on a religious compound resulted in a 51-day siege and the deaths of almost a hundred people, many of them children.
Part 1: Religious fanaticism coupled with extortion and persecution can only lead to a very real hell on Earth.
Why are cults so popular? Why do they sometimes lead to death and destruction? A closer look at four cults that gripped the world in tales of mayhem.
With renewed energy and fervor, the world has plunged again into a paranormal realm. Interest in psychic phenomena, communicating with the dead, and healing with the power of the mind have become, in this age of science, a gateway to the mysterious and escape from the mundane. Religion has also turned back to a more fantastical realm: Exorcisms. Once forgotten, casting out the devil is back in vogue.
Niels Christian Hvidt has some criticisms.
Claus Larsen has some responses to the criticism.