Jim Jones Cult Essays and Term Papers

  • Rev Jim Jones

    . Jim was a leader of a cult called the peoples temple. He was later proven of creating and running a group or what many would know as a cult for committing acts of violence, human rights abuse, sexual abuse, assault, and murder. Jim knew his way of getting around the law and was accused along with...

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  • Jonestown

    Jonestown: The Terror Within. Cults have existed throughout history since the beginning of time. A cult is defined in Webster's dictionary as a "system of religious worship with a devoted attachment to a person, principle, etc." Over the past thirty years numerous religious cults have caused " tens of thousands...

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  • Jim Jone

    A Psychopath look into Reverend and cult leader Jim Jones Ishtar N. Muhammad Reid Ross Classical School Abstract The Reverend Jim Jones was a popular figure during his time in the 1970s for his establishment of the Peoples Temple and the wanting of social equality...

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  • jim jones

    Jim Jones Presentation by: Miracle Wood What is a “Cult” and why does it lead me to Jim Jones • A ‘Cult’ is a system of religious venerations and devotion directed towards particular figure or object. • I think a cult is a big group of religious people worshiping different things. • Jim...

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  • Jonestown

    followed a version of the teachings of Jesus that was modified by their founder and leader, Jim Jones. They were people who had very high hopes for the world and Jim Jones promised to bring about social justice. Jim Jones and about 70 followers moved to California in 1965 to a safe place from nuclear war....

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  • The Difference Between Leadership and Followership

    examples of charisma used for destruction is Jim Jones. Jim Jones was the founder and leader of a cult called the Peoples Temple, which is best known for the November 18, 1978 mass suicide of 914 members in Jonestown. The mass suicide consisted of Jim Jones having his followers knowingly drink cyanide-laced...

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  • Jonestown Massacre

    About 25 years ago, in a jungle in the middle of Africa, a man named Jim Jones led a total of 909 people to commit suicide in perhaps the world’s most notorious mass murder/suicide. He led a cult, not a church, a cult of people who donated almost all of their income to what they called the “People’s...

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  • Cults

     There are currently 2,000 to 5,000 cults active in the United States and about 10 to 20 million Americans have been or are currently involved in cults today (Clark 1 of 20). The word cult is defined as follows: “faddish devotion; a group of persons showing such devotion” (Webster Dictionary, 192)...

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  • Jim Jones

    The mass suicides, that took place under the influence of Reverend Jim Jones, can be explained from a sociological perspective. By looking at how the group dynamics played into the outcome one gets a better idea of the whys? of the massacre. The sociological explanation is but one way to explain this...

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  • Cults

    The word cult is defined as an alternative religion. Most cults are started because someone doesn't like the way the world is, and feels that his/her church isn't doing anything to make it better, so they leave and create what they believe to be the perfect religion. Then this person strives to make...

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  • Brainwash

    replaced by a new set of ideas that are beneficial to the dominate group such as cult not to the individual. There are various types of brainwashing such as thought reform, mind control and influence which cults used to manipulate their followers. The word brainwashing originated in 1950 when...

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  • Cults

    religious cults as “a system of religious worship or ritual" or a "devoted attachment to, or extravagant admiration for, a person or principle”. Popular media describes religious cults as a religious sect whose members are "controlled" by a manipulative organization or individual. This kind of cult is usually...

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  • persuasion

    audiences, but use persuasion to their benefit. Cult leaders and other extremists in history have used persuasion to immerse followings and gain social loyalty. Over time they have evolved with different religious, political, and revolutionary motives. A cult by definition is a small religious group that...

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  • The Cult Within the Community

    The Cult within the Community The fact that they even have the lottery, in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, alludes to me, that the community based in the story, is part of a cult. When I think of a cult, I think of being a part of a group or community that has control over your decisions. Does anybody...

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  • Jim Jones

    * Jim Jones and the People Temple * When you think of Jim Jones and the People Temple the first thing that comes to mind is a mass suicide, not only involving one specific sex or race, but involving men, women, and children of all races. However, do we ever take the time to sit down and look into...

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  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jim Jones Jonestown Massacre Jimmy Jones is the name that I’ve kept for the sake of my life and what does it truly say about my legacy? The question is who am I? I’ve kept many aliases for myself throughout my life. James, Jim, and frequently Jim Jones. My uncle told me as a child when he was in...

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  • Mind Control Is the Foundation of Cults

    Mind Control is the Foundation of Cults What are cults and what are the issues society argues about them? Many people argue over all different central issues of cults. One issue people argue is that cults cause social and personal disruption. Another issue would be that people in society dismiss...

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  • Psychology and Cults

    Psychological Effects Cults Have On People Claudia Delva Professor: Evelyn Philippe July 10,2013 College of New Rochelle School of New Resources Abstract This paper will address the meaning of the word cult. While also touching briefly on why its difficult to describe what a cult is and how it...

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  • Cult Leaders and Their Abuse of Power

    Cult leaders and their abuse of power By: Anonymous Although power should be used with virtue by those with those with good intentions, many of the world's most powerful people use power in ways that purposefully harm other people, the most famous example of this case being Adolf Hitler...

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  • Jonestown Massacre

    The truth is that it could have been prevented and it should have been. If everyone had not been so brainwashed by Jones and paid attention to the overuse of abuse and drugs by Jones, it would have been possible for the nation as a whole to stop a tyrant. In the society of Jonestown, abuse and punishment...

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