Doomsday Cults: A Fatal Attraction
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Doomsday Cults: A Fatal Attraction shows how different people throughout the ages used the Biblical texts as the fount of their philosophy. Rather than leading to peace and redemption, their interpretations led to death, destruction and despair.
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For hundreds of years seers and prophets have used the Bible's Book of Revelations to whip up hysteria and fear. The last book of the New Testament declares that all but the true believers will be wiped off the face of the earth and doomed to eternal suffering; only those who follow 'the word' will survive the coming apocalypse. Doomsday Cults reveals how cult leaders such as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Ervil LeBaron and David Berg declared that they were God's representative on earth and promised their followers that only through their teachings could the cult members survive doomsday. Monstrous crimes were committed in God's name and each cult experienced its own horrific Armageddon.
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Jonathan Moore was born in 1964 and attended University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree, with majors in History and English. In a career involving twenty years as a history teacher as well as running several successful businesses, Jonathan has been a voracious reader of all periods of History. In pursuit of his studies Jonathan has travelled extensively and enjoys war gaming and military re-enacting. He also enjoys True Crime and has written several books on the subject.