Charles Manson Religion

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Charles Manson, father of the ¨Manson Family¨ was born on November 12, 1934. The ¨Manson Family¨ was created in the late 60ś but gained national notoriety after the family committed a series of nine murders in July and August of 1969. All of Manson's followers lived in a single home where, they were cut off from their families, friends, and society as a whole. Manson was viewed as the single undoubted leader who held all power in the organization. Manson worked to organize his followers to commit murder for him. However, Manson's followers were only following orders to achieve a ¨wonderful, life-affirming opportunity¨ Manson had offered them.

Today in America 70.6% of all citizens claim themselves Christians. As part of an organized religion,
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As a religion people work towards a goal of bettering themselves or bettering their environment. This idea can nearly be regarded as fact for some branches of religion have been around for thousands of years and have followers in every corner of the globe claiming that their ideology and faith of religion has helped them in the past and will continue to help them in the future. For cults, this goal is often illegal or immoral after all cults are almost always shrouded in mystery and details are often withheld from the public. Cults of some form or other have been around for as long as organized religion, during the first-century people of the Roman Empire began to reject Christianity because it was something new and instead valued Judaism as this had been around a long time. It was around this time that politicians began to spread vicious rumors that Christians were beginning to take part in “group sex acts” during what was called “love fests”, it was also thought that they took part in sacrificing infants to their god. The Christians believed that the pagans and Satanists sacrificed and took part in blood rituals and this is how the term cults came to be recognized as being associated with satanic…show more content…
the church or center of which they approach to worship or expand their beliefs must have a hierarchy of power or an equal system where the leader's earthly power is limited. These said followers must also have certain undoubted rights in their respective groups, such as the power to leave or join the group as they choose, or offer as little or as many resources as the feel. The guidelines for a cult, however, are much different, to be considered a cult there must a select and soulful leader who reigns over all and holds all power. In order to be a cult, the group must develop a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society. Members of this said group are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities. All freedom of the members of these groups that they are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group

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