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People Incapable of Guilt, Usually Do Have a Good Time

I’d finished watching True Detective several days ago, I took my time with that one. I enjoyed the series thoroughly and moreover the discourse between the two detectives Marty and Rust. 651 more words

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament professes to consist of documentary footage of the last 24 hours in the lives of the members of a religious cult. The cult and its compound, though placed in the present day, are obviously based on events taking place in November 1978 in the Carribean country of Guyana, where Jim Jones convinced some 900 people to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid before shooting himself in the head. 599 more words

From Milk to Meat

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. 

 

~W.T. Purkiser

 

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. 296 more words

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The Jonestown express: Why it still matters. And why we should never forget

I was not living during Jonestown.. the massacre occurred before I entered this world–at least in the current incarnation I inhabit.

But I have been both fascinated and perplexed by what Jim Jones was able to obtain: The complete submission of a large group of people, to the point where they chose death.. 1,194 more words

Religion

Escape from Jonestown

Julia Scheeres | A Thousand Lives | 26 minutes (6,304 words)

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For our latest Longreads Exclusive, we’re proud to share Julia Scheeres’ adaptation of her book, 6,701 more words

Nonfiction

Devin Doyle reblogged this on modern pentecostal and commented:

Caution - a moving, yet disturbing synopsis of the tragic Jonestown events.

Drinking the Kool-Aid

It surprised me to discover a couple of weeks ago that it’s possible that anyone under the age of 40 has no idea what this idiom means. 950 more words

Thinking Out Loud In All The Strange Hours

36th Annual Memorial Of Jonestown Mass Suicide Held At Oakland’s Evergreen Cemetery

OAKLAND (KCBS)— On November 18, 1978 more than 900 people were ordered by cult leader Jim Jones to commit suicide in the jungles of Guyana, South America. 217 more words

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