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    Jonestown The documentary/film of “Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’ Temple” was a film about the rise of Jim Jones and eventally the fall of his creation. Jim Jones was born on May 13, 1931 in Indiana which is also the location of where he started his first temple. Jim Jones was the founder of Peoples’ Temple, which became imfamous after the mass suicide of his followers in Jonestown, Guyana. He single handedly got 900+ of his followers from babies to the ederly to commit suicide by drinking Kool-Aid contaminated with Cyanide. What led people to willigny give up their life for Jim Jones and the teachings that he taught? Jim Jones was seen as a leader, influencer, father figure to his followers. His inspirational meetings and speeches he made got thousands and thousands excited and hopeful for a better future. He gave people a sense of satisfaction and pleasure in their life. He was big advocate for minority rights and fought for African American rights and he showed no discrimination in his meetings and rallies. He made African Americans feel welcome like they were…

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    Jonestown Massacre

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    Jonestown, learning of the carnage of the suicide and murder of over 900 people in the jungle of Guyana. What happened has been painstakingly studied however the how and the why continue to be the subject of discussion more than thirty years later. The death tapes captured much of what transpired on November 18, 1978. Jones was heard to say,” “Die with a degree of dignity. Lay down your life with dignity; don’t lay down with tears and agony. I tell you, I don’t care how many screams you hear, I…

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    1977 Jones Jimes fled the United States, and nearly a thousand of his people’s temples cult. Deep in the South American jungle him and his cult built a new community to find a new way of life and called it “JonesTown”. Having a great image of a “home sweet home” and a get away “paradise” is soon died on November 18, 1978. More than 900 people were killed or others committed suicide by drinking laced Kool-Aid. Jones did have a dark side to this all as you can tell he killed nearly a thousand…

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    Beliefs/Conformity Once the cult moved to Jonestown the members of the peoples temple believed that Jim was their god or an human representation of god. This made it easier for Jones to manipulate the members of the temple, he would abduct people who were struggling and give them “a better life” “Jones: I've tried my best to give you a good life. In spite of allI've tried, a handful of people, with their lies, have made our life impossible. If we cant live in peace then lets die in…

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    On November 18, 1978, in what became known as the “Jonestown Massacre,” more than 900 members of Peoples Temple Church died in a mass suicide-murder under the direction of their leader Jim Jones.Jim Jones used blind faith, promise of reward, and violence to shape the identities of his followers. His followers were following by blind faith and used that to get followers.He let any race be apart of the church. Let any race in his Peoples Temple Church and that brought more people in.Did great…

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    Jonestown Suicide

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    used to describe a cult. And in the 1970s, you could link all three words to Peoples Temple. Originally created as religious denomination, it soon started growing darker and darker, parallel to it’s creator, Jim Jones. Together, both creator and followers spiralled into madness until their mass suicide in 1978. And the one question their story makes you ask is: what causes people to willingly follow a mad men leading them to their known death? To understand question, you’ll have to endure this…

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    Jesus Cobos Religion

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    The Christian Church of the People’s Temple was very much a big thing for it’s time. The church’s fundamental ideas of equality, loyalty, and working for the collective-good made its success thrive in the environment of nineteen-sixties america. For those of color the church would accept regardless of the outer world’s racism. For those of old age the church provided homes, food, care, and healing. For the people without a place to go and no defined will, the People’s Temple would gladly accept…

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    Jim Jones Research Paper

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    corporal punishment between members, faked healings and miracles, ordered ex-members who had left to be killed, and he had an increasing addiction to tranquilizers (Moore). Around the mid-1970s there was backlash against Jones recent behavior. Former members of the People's temple who called themselves "Concerned Relatives" organized a media campaign to expose Jones' brainwashing, financial corruption, torture, and child abuse inside of Jonestown (Chidester). Members of the government and others…

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    Temples and Rituals opens chapter five. This chapter sever to inform Walton reader of the action and purpose of the temple. Temples primary design was for the residence of the deities, and not for places of worship. The temples represent a “shadow of a heavenly residence, therefore it served as a link or gateway to the heavens or cosmos.” The temples were distinct with an image of the deity. Many rituals were performed to guarantee that each deity approved of the symbol being placed on the…

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    After reading part one of Gone from the Promise Land, I was not at all surprised to find out how troublesome Jim Jones’s childhood was. In class, I learned that Jim Jones had thought of himself as ‘God’ and he had lead a religion where he was able to convince the followers of this religion to commit suicide. Since Jim Jones was able to convince a large number of people to commit suicide, I thought that his reasoning for doing this must have stemmed from his childhood. I thought it stemmed from…

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