The Perverted life of Doomsday Cults: from marrying seven-year-old girls to mass suicidesBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-perverted-life-of-doomsday-cults-from-marrying-seven-year-old-girls-to-mass-suicides
Humanity is constantly waiting for the end of the world. The Last Judgment is transferred from date to date, relying on prophecies, symbols and mystical signs. Some people become so obsessed with the idea of Doomsday that they spend their entire lives waiting for this fateful moment. The sects that united such madmen spread all over the world. The terrible rules that guided their leaders approved of violence, pedophilia and even murder. From the USA to Russia: Doomsday cults destroyed the lives of their members even before the apocalypse.
Waiting for the end of the world lasts as long as there is a human civilization. Many dates were named, each of which was supposed to be the last in the life of the planet, but we continue to move forward. Nevertheless, many people firmly believe that the apocalypse is just around the corner, and they are carefully preparing for it.
Supporters of the idea of the imminent onset of the Day of Judgment united in sects, life in which was regulated by perverted ideas of holiness. Violence, pedophilia, cruelty and murder reigned among them. Hundreds of people became victims of these terrible cults, dozens of whom lost their lives because of the monstrous ideology of their leaders.
An untidy and confused Jean Zon van Dorsten (Jan Zon van Dorsten) entered a bar in the Dutch town of Reinerwold and emptied five glasses of beer at a time. After that, he revealed his terrible secret. For nine years, he and his five younger brothers and sisters were kept in a bunker by their father.
When the police broke into the house, they found a secret staircase behind the buffet, which led to an underground bunker. They arrested 58-year-old Josef Brunner, the father of the family, and released his five children aged 16 to 25 years. The young people were sure that they were the only ones who survived the apocalypse. This happened on October 15, 2019 and was the last case in a series of terrible Doomsday cults.
Deep in the mountain forests of Canada, for decades there was a "Community of mountain ants" (Ant Hill Gang), completely fenced off from the outside world. Its leader, Roch Theriault, reached such a cruel madness in punishments for misdemeanors that he began to force members of the sect to break their legs with sledgehammers, shoot each other in the shoulders and eat their own and other people's feces, as well as insects and rats. The madman did not stop there: disobedient children were nailed to trees with nails, and other children were forced to throw stones at them.
The cult members initially believed that the end of the world would come in 1979. Roche Theriot first founded a community in Burnt River, Ohio, and then moved to a mountainous area that he called "The Mountain of Eternity". At the height of its activity, the sect numbered 12 adults and 22 children: the leader married every woman in the community, and they all gave birth to children from him — future members of the cult.
The bloodthirsty organizer was put behind bars only after one of the members of the community escaped and informed the authorities about the nightmare that was happening inside their group. It happened after Roche Theriot cut off his hand for trying to escape. In 2011, the 63-year-old leader of the" Community of Mountain Ants " was stabbed by a cellmate.
This sect was headed by Pyotr Kuznetsov, who became a "prophet" from an ordinary engineer. The community included 35 members who lived in a cave and were afraid to go out into the open air during the first five months of 2008. They were afraid to see the Earth fall into the abyss of vice and cannibalism before the devil was strengthened and then defeated.
Members of the cult chased the police with guns and threatened to blow themselves up to protect their community in southern Russia. Two members of the sect died during the winter cold, but their bodies were left to decompose among living like-minded people.
When John Coltharp disappeared with his children in 2017 after a high-profile divorce, the police believed that they were dealing with a typical story of parents fighting for custody. But the former wife of the fugitive said that he joined a Mormon sect called" Knights of the Crystal Blade " (Knights of the Crystal Blade). They were searched for three months throughout the state of Utah.
On a frosty December evening, cops finally found two children hidden in plastic barrels in Iron County. Two other guys were in an abandoned mobile home nearby. It soon became clear that Coltharp and the" prophet " of the cult, Samuel Shaffer, married each other's daughters, who were only 7 and 8 years old. They believed that in this way they were obeying "heavenly laws".
The 34-year-old followers of the sect became the first in Utah to be charged with child bigamy. Koltharp was sentenced to 26 years in prison, but he said that this is a meaningless decision, because the second coming of Christ will be the end of civilization. Schaeffer was given a life sentence, and the cult he invented soon collapsed.
The leader of one of the most dangerous Doomsday cults, David Koresh, is responsible for the deaths of 76 people.
The authorities began to pay attention to a suspicious group when they Koresh has a large number of "spiritual wives". In 1993, the police organized a surprise raid on a suspicious estate. 80 law enforcement officers tried to enter the premises, suspecting members of the sect of illegal possession of firearms. There was a shootout, in which four representatives of the authorities and six members of the cult were killed.
After the ceasefire agreement, the agents surrounded the camp. Cameras were installed everywhere, and the 51-day siege was broadcast around the world. The FBI decided to take the operation into their own hands. After the mansion was pelted with tear gas canisters, a fire started in it. When the smoke cleared, the staff saw 76 corpses, including 25 children's bodies.
One of the sects, similar to the "Branch of David" with a large number of dead, is the "Order of the Temple of the Sun". Its members believed that the world would burn down in the mid-90s. Community organizers in Geneva, Switzerland, and in In Quebec, Canada, they preached that all their followers would be sent to a planet that orbits the star Sirius.
In 1994, the leaders of the cult, Joseph Di Mambro (Joseph Di Mambro) and Luc Jouret (Luc Jouret) said that it was time for"ascension". On October 4-5, all members of the community were killed: they were shot, strangled or poisoned. It is believed that these were ritual murders or suicides.
The leaders of the sect, Di Mambro and Jure, were convinced that they had to burn in the fire to reach the "highest level". They destroyed the farm that housed the community to the ground, and then set themselves on fire. The influence of their terrible ideas was so strong that about two dozen followers committed suicide within two years after their death.
The apocalypse has really come for the members of these sects, although life continues for all mankind. Followers of creepy cults have become victims of perverted beliefs in the end of the world. Wanting to be chosen and saved, they ruined their lives. Religious beliefs that are based on the suffering and pain of others cannot be true. It is worth remembering this before you believe another spiritual leader.
The world was horrified when it learned what nightmares were happening behind the closed doors of the communities of the "Children of God". About 13 thousand people all over the planet became adherents of the sect, and the main ideas of the cult were based on sex and pedophilia. Those who managed to escape from there remember their terrible childhood with pain.