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Cults and Churches: Both Meet Your Needs

Recently I watched a few documentaries about Jim Jones, an American cult leader and Jonestown the commune he built in Guyana, South America. While reading the comments section there were many who referred to these cult members as “stupid”, “morons”, “idiots” and other mean insults about intelligence. 550 more words

The Road to Jonestown

Most of us know only about the end, how it all turned out. We’ve probably said something about drinking the Kool-aid without knowing where the expression comes from. 361 more words

Books

Lebanon County man dies after getting pinned under kayak at Swatara Creek

JONESTOWN, Lebanon County, Pa. —  A 36-year old man, identified as Perry E. Ratcliffe Jr. of Lebanon, has died after being pinned under his kayak at the Swatara Creek in Lebanon County Saturday afternoon. 95 more words

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After the Fire by Will Hill

I bought this book after my fave chick-lit author and fellow ex-Doncastrian Lindley Kelk recommended it on her Instagram stories.
From the blurb:

The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

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Inquiring Minds

Have you ever wondered what happens to people’s stuff when they get murdered, or die in a cult suicide pact or something? Theoretically, their family members were either in the cult too, or had been ex-communicated years ago. 52 more words

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39 Years Later, Congresswoman Still Remembers Jonestown Shooting

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A shooting Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia has some leaders calling for more security.

Four people were shot and one was injured today, including a leading Republican congressman. 440 more words

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