5 MOST INTRIGUING CULTS IN AMERICA

most famous cults in the United States of America

1. Scientology

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Known as the Church of Scientology, this religious movement was founded by L. Ron Hubbard. He was a science fiction author who also created the Dianetics foundation. The movement was created after his foundation went bankruptcy.  The teachings of scientology were based on the idea of dianetics where he referred to it as the modern science for mental health. He also created 2 other religions named Church of American Science and Church of Spiritual Engineering. Their beliefs and practices were research-based. Their teachings were also made by connecting it to the existing scientific laws of the world. Followers of this church believe that their memory is older than the universe. This church has no preaching about God or His creations rather, they believe to discover the truth by their own observation of the world and by relating them to the theories and laws of the science world.

Their beliefs and practices were research-based. Their teachings were also made by connecting it to the existing scientific laws of the world. Followers of this church believe that their memory is older than the universe. This church has no preaching about God or His creations rather, they believe to discover the truth by their own observation of the world and by relating them to the theories and laws of the science world.

This church has no preaching about God or His creations rather, they believe to discover the truth by their own observation of the world and by relating them to the theories and laws of the science world.

2. Branch Davidians

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Branch Davidians was founded by Benjamin Roden. It is a religious movement whose members are those that are somewhat questioned the teachings of the Seventh – day Adventist.  Roden was once a member of the SDA but was later on removed from the church due to his unusual views of their beliefs and practices. It was later on passed to David Koresh, the successor of Roden.

His church believes that he is a messiah and all women are destined to be his wives spiritually. They also believe that the end is near for the world and that God himself told him about it. Other illegal practices of them include their mass production of weapon and the practices of the founder including sexual activities he was involved with its members. These practices came to an end when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms raided their hideout in Waco, Texas in which 77 Branch Davidian members died and 4 ATF agents died in the 51-day siege. Two years after, a non-member of the religious order bombed a building in Oklahoma City. The reason for the bombing was not yet clear but some speculations include the rumor that he did it out of revenge for what had happened in the raid of Koresh compound.

His church believes that he is a messiah and all women are destined to be his wives spiritually. They also believe that the end is near for the world and that God himself told him about it. Other illegal practices of them include their mass production of weapon and the practices of the founder including sexual activities he was involved with its members. These practices came to an end when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms raided their hideout in Waco, Texas in which 77 Branch Davidian members died and 4 ATF agents died in the 51-day siege. Two years after, a non-member of the religious order bombed a building in Oklahoma City. The reason for the bombing was not yet clear but some speculations include the rumor that he did it out of revenge for what had happened in the raid of Koresh compound.

Two years after, a non-member of the religious order bombed a building in Oklahoma City. The reason for the bombing was not yet clear but some speculations include the rumor that he did it out of revenge for what had happened in the raid of Koresh compound.

3. Heaven’s Gate

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This religious group was founded in 1970 by Marshall Applewhite. This order is known for their mass suicide activity which was discovered on the 26th of Match 1997. They believed that in order to go to heaven, one must ride an extraterrestrial vehicle. They also believed that only after death, when the soul leaves the body, shall they can enter the vehicle. During their suicide, they spread rumors that the world is about to be cleansed and that in order to be save from the imminent cleansing, they must offer themselves and ride the vehicle waiting for them to go to the Heaven.

They also believed that only after death, when the soul leaves the body, shall they can enter the vehicle. During their suicide, they spread rumors that the world is about to be cleansed and that in order to be save from the imminent cleansing, they must offer themselves and ride the vehicle waiting for them to go to the Heaven.

4.Unification church

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Known by many as Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of the World Christianity was founded by Sun Myung Moon in 1954. It was created in the South Korea but its members are also found Philippines and East Asian countries. Their belief is from the context and teachings of the bible which they refer as the Divine Principles. They believe in God but not on the Holy Trinity.

They also believe that God’s positive aspects are given to men while His negative ones are given to female. Relationship between them produces harmony.

They also believe that the Holy Spirit is not a person but is the female version of God in a form of energy. Their teachings also include the affair between Lucifer when he was still an angel and Eve. It was before Eve married Adam. Eventually, they say that Eve representing the women is the cause of the fall of the spiritual and physical world of man. They also believe that communism is connected to democracy. This order was subjected to many controversies because of their involvement in the politics.

They also believe that God’s positive aspects are given to men while His negative ones are given to female. Relationship between them produces harmony. They also believe that the Holy Spirit is not a person but is the female version of God in a form of energy. Their teachings also include the affair between Lucifer when he was still an angel and Eve. It was before Eve married Adam.

Eventually, they say that Eve representing the women is the cause of the fall of the spiritual and physical world of man. They also believe that communism is connected to democracy. This order was subjected to many controversies because of their involvement in the politics.

5. The Manson Family

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This particular cult in America is so intriguing that it is considered as one of the famous cults ever existed in America. This cult is created by Charles Manson. Its members comprises of criminals and murderers. This is only one of the few non-religious cults in America.

Charles beliefs were influenced by the teachings of Scientology and Satanism. He once prophesized that a song of the Beatles will cause a war against races. To help initiate this war, his “family” started killing which also serves as their job given by their connections.

Charles Manson was eventually arrested but was not sentenced to death since this type of penalty was already banned in California. Instead, he spends the rest of his life in the prison.

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