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Are you flipped out about Christainity because of this movie?



Are you flipped out about Christainity because of this movie?

I know I was when I was a kid. I think I was 12 when I first saw this.

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To me this was not about religion. It was about mind control. Example, look at North Korea - they have no religion. If Kim Jong-il told everyone there to "drink the poison" because they were being invaded, I'd bet you most people would.

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He made it easy to realize he wasn't about Christianity. He was too controlling and self-assured. Several people left his church when he started locking the church doors and putting armed guards on the doors so no one could leave even for the bathroom. He terrorized former members and scared current members into submission. He was one psycho and he sent out vibes that were negative in spite of his good looks and amiability to everyone he met.He was evil personified.

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I haven't seen this film in over thirty years, but I will never forget one scene where Jones says to the church congregation, while still in San Francisco, "You think God made this happen? God didn't make this happen, Jim Jones made this happen!" That's when I knew the guy was completely off the reservation. Still gives me the chills just remembering it...

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He wasn't good-looking. He was goofy-looking. Powers Boothe was good-looking.(and still is!)

Jones also had a goofy-sounding voice.



Established 1976

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Ah, Jones was a marxist/socialist. Listen to the death tapes...he mentions nothing about god.

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good thread here. seeing this movie, & real life experiences with organized religions r really trying to push me to that point. but I still have faith there's some sincerity left out there.

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No.

Jim Jones' "teachings" were not of a Christian nature. He was a Communist/Socialist and his so-called teachings were reflective of that. I believe he was an ordained Methodist minister but was actually an atheist who used Christianity as a means of luring people in.


He had nothing to do with Christianity.





Established 1976

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Oh dear, corinna, he was a Christian don't change that because there cannot possibly be a psychopathic Christian in your narrow world. Evil people are all around and so are weak minded people who cannot think for themselves and need a religion to follow and will listen to even the biggest fruitcake if he tells them what they want to hear.

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He was not a Christian you fruit loop. He did attend a seminary but in reality he was a Commie atheist who saw religion as a way to take advantage of people.


His preaching was not in line with mainstream Christianity. I was a Christian myself at one point so I should know. Plus I have done research on Jones so I know of what I speak.



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Jones didn't believe in God and hated the bible.

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