Next general meeting, March 16
Meetings are at Irish Embassy
900 Main Street Durango
Dinner from 5:30PM.
Discussion starts at 6:30
The topic for this month:
God, Save Us From Your Followers!
Presented by Henry Aguirre. Henry asks, “What do the following, mostly violent, events have in common: 1914 Jehovah’s Witness Last Days, 1978 Jonestown Massacre, 1984 Rajneeshee Bioterror Attack, 1993 Waco Siege, 1995 Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack, 2001 World Trade Center Attack, 2016 Malheur/Bundy Standoff.
Answer: In each case, the antagonists claimed to receive orders directly from God. We’ll examine the question: Are personality cults ever not divinely-inspired? We’ll also examine the human propensity to join and devoutly follow charismatic leaders, as well as what drives some of us to be so controlling.