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Lecture

Cults - Sexuality

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Department
Religious Studies
Course Code
RELS 161
Professor
Jason Kelly

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CultMeans to worshipAfter the second world war o Critical of communism o Tension1960s o counterculture o resistant to norms of status quo o result of new religious traditionsManson FamilyCharles Manson o Prostituted young women o Once he listen to the Beatles he believed the Apocalypse was comingWas a prophetSaved the Manson family o Helter Shelter Race war o Sparked warManson convinced followers to murderBelieved that murdering white elites would stir fighting among races o Utilized female followers to gain male followers o Sexual freedom was a result of the sexual revolutionResistant to monogamy and marriageGeneration of lost youth need to be saved o Brought back to the moral base Peoples TempleJim Jones o Jones town massacre o Believed in social activismStemmed from civil rights movement o Rainbow familyAdopted from several races o SocialismEqual rights for everyonePeoples Temple o Promoted civil rights to Christian Lands o Focused on apocalyptic thinking o Saw himself as a Messiah
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