MPHS Open Book: A look at cults
December 9, 2008
If the media has taught us anything, it’s that the extremist groups known as cults are dangerous and unorthodox, capable of killing pregnant actresses with eating utensils and strapping on Nike shoes and drinking poisoned flavor-aid. And yet you have to wonder, are the intentions of cults always ghastly?
Take the cult know as “The Coming of Jesus”, they believed that in the second coming of Christ, all the blacks would turn white and inherit all the possessions of the former whites. Or “The Community of Jesus”, they administered a diet plan to their overweight female activists. How about the “Church of the Little Children”? They simply reject neckties and the names for the days of the week, but fret not; the followers of “Church of Little Children” are conscientious objectors.
Now that I’ve colored your perspective a little bit, you decide, extremist groups? Or simpletons who created a “family” to make the world around them a bit more comfortable?