Branch Davidians, a.k.a. Students of the Seven Seals
This essay is an attempt to obtain a balanced review of the Waco tragedy. With all of the disinformation and misinformation floating around, this is an impossible task.
The Branch Davidians is a sect that split away from the Seventh-Day Adventist church. Under their now deceased leader, David Koresh, it became a destructive, doomsday cult. Many of their members died during a standoff with federal authorities in Waco, TX. Fragments of the original group survive.
With the release of Livingstone Fagan in 2007-MAY, all of the members of the sect who were given jail sentences as a result of the standoff are now free from jail.
Perhaps the ultimate message of the Waco tragedy is that seeking religious certainty and security while eliminating religious doubt and skepticism from one's life can have dangerous consequences.
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