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Destructive cults

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Branch Davidians, a.k.a. Students of the Seven Seals

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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.

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Overview

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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Topics covered in this section:

bulletThe Branch Davidians
bulletHistory
bulletBeliefs
bulletPractices
 
bulletThe Waco standoff
bulletWhat is known
bulletWhat is not known
bulletEvents from the Branch Davidian perspective
bulletEvents from the FBI perspective
bulletA documentary film
bulletConclusions by Time Magazine.
bulletLink to the Oklahoma bombing
 
bulletThe Danforth report
 
bulletRecent developments:
bulletThe Branch Davidians today
bulletRecent developments
bulletBooks and Internet sites about Waco

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Copyright 1995 to 2008 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally published: 1995-SEP-28
Last update: 2008-APR-21
Author: B.A. Robinson

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