Jim Jones Cult Essays and Term Papers

  • Cult Crimes Jim Jones

    Jim Jones was a founder who founded The People’s Temple. The People’s Temple is best known for the November 18, 1978 death of over 900 Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, along with nine others at a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown. Jim Jones was born in a rural community in Indiana close to the border...

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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

    On December 13, 1973, Jones was arrested and charged with soliciting a man for sex in a movie theater bathroom known for homosexual activity, in MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.[98] The man was an undercover Los Angeles Police Department vice officer. Jones is on record as later telling his followers that...

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  • Jim Jones

    Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple ethical or unethical practice? In the 1970’s Jim Jones established a church called the Peoples Temple which eventually became a cult. The foundation of the church was based on social and racial inequality for all. The church started small yet eventually grew to 5,000...

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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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  • Jim Jones

    900 members of an American cult called the Peoples Temple died in a mass suicide by the direction of their leader Jim Jones. The mass suicide/murder took place at the so-called Jonestown settlement in the country in South American named Guyana. Peoples Temple founded by Jones, in Indiana in the 1950s...

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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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  • 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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  • Jim Jones

    Jovell Nelson June 6, 2014 Miss Clymer English 2 JIM JONES: RAPPER OR KILLER He grew up wanting to conquer ministry and had a appealing, political, persuasive, and manipulating personality. Jim Jones had a vision to form a group called "People's Temple" to create an equal society free of problems...

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  • Jim Jones Essay

    for the first ten years of her life.When the author grew up she started looking for attention else where, at any cost. The author eventually met Jim Jones the leader of the peoples temple. She decided to join the peoples temple, the author was willing to give up her family and friends join...

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  • Jonestown and Jim Jones

    Jonestown and its leader, Jim Jones Behind every religious or social movement is the leader that created it. James “Jim” Warren Jones was the father of the “People’s Temple” turned “Jonestown”. The lifetime of the movement created by Jim Jones started with bright beginnings and concluded with...

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  • Jim Jones and the Jonestown Massacre

    On November 18, 1978, followers of Jim Jones shot and killed United States Congressman Leo J. Ryan and four others traveling with him on a fact finding trip to Guyana. Ryan was there to investigate complaints about the community called "Jonestown," which was largely inhabited by his former California...

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  • 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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  • History on Jim Jones

     Eng 101 Professor Keefe 5 December 2012 Authority in the Heart of Jim Jones Many theories and questions are raised from the problem of obedience to authority. What can make another person be obedient to another? Why do some people obey others when they know what they’re doing is wrong? This...

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  • Jim Jones. Jonestown

    Killer Jim Warren Jones was a very intelligent yet cunning character. After researching him and his traits, the best conclusion to most is that the mind of this so called “Messiah” is someone very few understood. Being a graduate and receiving degree from both Indiana and Butler University, Jones used...

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  • Jim Jones and Tthe People's Temple

    Jim Jones and the People's Temple Reverend Jim Jones was the charismatic leader of the Peoples Temple, a religious organization that hit its stride in the mid-1970s. Jones and his Temple are best known for the mass murder/suicide that was executed Guyana in 1978. Over 900 people drank cyanide-laced...

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  • Jonestown Mass Suicide. Jim Jones

    Jonestown Mass Suicide: A Look at Jim Jones diagnosis and the People's Temples 918. This is the number of people that died in Jonestown, from apparent cyanide poisoning because of Jim Jones. This mass murder/suicide was one of the largest in modern history that resulted in the largest single loss...

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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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  • Cults

    joined a cult; the dangers of cults have become severe over the past years and have caused thousands of deaths due to the influence of cults members and leaders. Cults are able to gain members, due the fact that people in actuality do not know it is a cult they are joining. After joining a cult, some people...

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  • Cults

     Cults Today The word cult is often thrown around in today’s society as a derogatory term towards religions that are not well known or have aspects that are contrary to mainstream religions. According to mainstream media, cults have been responsible for massive pact suicides, and their followers are...

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