Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Anniversary of Jonestown Massacre

I forgot to post about this yesterday, but November 18th was the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre. Preacher Jim Jones oversaw the mass suicide of over 900 people in addition to the outright murder of several people including a US Congressman. It's just so amazing to me that so many people followed him for so long and actually took their lives, along with their children's lives. Jones was also using his influence to have sex with his parishioners, both men and women. Why is there always a weird sex thing involved with all "religions"? Jones was obviously a charismatic person and if you want to see some shocking photos, video and hear opinions from his former followers (including his children) watch Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple