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Unformatted text preview: World events are happening all the time, but if you look at some of the major events like 9-11, it can be very tragic. 9-11 was due to some extremist within the Muslim religion thinking that Americans were bad people for the way they choose to live. Another example was David Koresh in Waco, Texas. He was a religious extremist that used manipulation and brainwashing to convince his followers that he was Christ. To give the most drastic example of the effects of religion on society, take a look at the Jonestown Massacre. The creation of this cult resulted in over 900 people drinking poisoned Kool-Aid. The Jonestown cult (officially named the "People's Temple") was founded in 1955 by Indianapolis preacher James Warren Jones . Jones, who had no formal theological training, based his liberal ministry on a combination of religious and sot philosophies....
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09