Cults That Kill

by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar
Cults That Kill

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What happens when true believers go too far? Thousands of religious, political and self-improvement cults are active around the world, and an estimated 2 to 5 million Americans have been involved in a cult at some point. Not all cults are destructive, but members' unwavering faith in an absolute leader and an intense devotion to a cause often lay the groundwork for criminal acts to take place-even murder and mass suicides. The Manson Family: Hippie devotees turn violent to manifest God's race war. The Peoples Temple: Hundreds of utopia seekers meet their end in the Guyanese jungle by ingesting a cyanide-laced drink. The Vampire Clan: Teenagers consume blood and bludgeon an unsuspecting Florida couple to death. Heaven's Gate: Nike-adorned disciples commit suicide to transport onto a spaceship approaching. Earth Silvia Meraz Moreno's Santa Muerte: Cult Members collect sacrificial blood by slicing open victims' veins while their hearts are still beating.
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What happens when true believers go too far? Thousands of religious, political and self-improvement cults are active around the world, and an estimated 2 to 5 million Americans have been involved in a cult at some point. Not all cults are destructive, but members' unwavering faith in an absolute leader and an intense devotion to a cause often lay the groundwork for criminal acts to take place-even murder and mass suicides. The Manson Family: Hippie devotees turn violent to manifest God's race war. The Peoples Temple: Hundreds of utopia seekers meet their end in the Guyanese jungle by ingesting a cyanide-laced drink. The Vampire Clan: Teenagers consume blood and bludgeon an unsuspecting Florida couple to death. Heaven's Gate: Nike-adorned disciples commit suicide to transport onto a spaceship approaching. Earth Silvia Meraz Moreno's Santa Muerte: Cult Members collect sacrificial blood by slicing open victims' veins while their hearts are still beating.