View Full Version : Any of the older guys-gals remember this

10-21-2006, 05:25 PM
The trailer for Jonestown is up


It's been almost 30 years that this happened. I forgot it was 900 people that died

10-21-2006, 08:27 PM
That incident is what gave rise to the expression, "Don't drink the Koolaid!"

10-21-2006, 08:35 PM
Cults are so dangerous. I remember watching news of this and wondering how so many people could do this. :rolleyes:

10-21-2006, 08:44 PM
I remember it. A few years later, I did a research paper on the dangers of religious cults and tied it into the separation of church and state (no matter how mainstream or avant garde).

Today, when I am concerned about the role of religion in government, I'm called lots of names....socialist, femi-nazi, anti-American, etc.

This is certainly a conundrum. And, a separator at best. If one is concerned about radical religion, it's okay if it's Waco inspired or Islamic indicated, according to some. If it's concern about the Catholic church's coverups, it's anti-religion to others.

Same old stuff they've been fighting over for years. I do think your post warrants the necessity to point out what happens when people follow as sheep. In a less dramatic form, it's not so much different than partisan politics.