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Ce with an added bonus of being utterly terrified of the outside world From the tragic JONESTOWN Kool Aid drinkers to the Australian cult THE FAMILY to the fiery Waco climax of THE BRANCH DAVIDIANS this book is a wide sweeping look at cults around the world from the host of the popular podcast ZEAL. A great overview on some of the most popular and well known cults in the area Mixed with some serious and some humorous jokes but sometimes the jokes overwrote the cults What I would have greatly appreciated would be some other books and shows that if anyone wanted to know about certain cults Thornely does this for certain cults ERP Demystified is a wide sweeping look at cults around the world from the host of the popular podcast ZEAL. A great overview on some of the most popular and well known cults Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) in the area Mixed with some serious and some humorous jokes but sometimes the jokes overwrote the cults What I would have greatly appreciated would be some other books and shows that Disciplina Positiva Para Preescolares (NIÑOS: EDUCACIÓN Y CUIDADOS) if anyone wanted to know about certain cults Thornely does this for certain cults

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Why would anyone join a cult Maybe they're unhappy with their current religion or they want to change the world or they're disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing chaotic and dangerous world Or maybe they just want to give themsel. Cults in one form or another have been with us since the year dot Belief in and dedication to a cult appears to be one of humanity s great pastimes and they can and do exist in many forms Some are uite benign but there are others which result in terminal disasters It is usually the latter which create a fascination for the rest of us we want to know what happens in them and how they can become so painfully destructive One thing we can be sure of they all start off as being very positive and attractive to a wide range of peopleThese people are not dumb or stupid in fact they can be uite intelligent and well meaning and dedicated to ameliorating the human condition not only on a personal level but for the betterment of humanity in general By willingly coming together into a kind of community they sincerely believe that they are doing good for all and they openly embrace limitations on personal freedoms material comforts and individuality to work together for the common goodUnfortunately what starts off as a save the world movement that is easy to enter and establish slowly but inevitably becomes an organisation from which it becomes increasingly harder and almost impossible to leave These communities begin to encase themselves in an ever tightening paranoia to establish a net of self justifying restrictions which even the harshest personal treatment serves merely to reinforce their entrapment Lives and relationships are shattered if not destroyed as a resultOutsiders are horrified when they learn of these atrocities One could think that such revelations would surely result in a decline in the deceptive initial attractiveness of such movements but that does not appear to have been the case This book represents an insight into author Jo Thornley s fascination with this matter and deals briefly with ten cults Jim Jones and the People s Temple The Family the Children of God Aum Shinrikyo Colonia Dignidad Heaven s Gate Branch Davidians Raelians and the Rajneeshees All flourished in the 20th cThornley s approach is lighter and irreverent than the usual responses shock and horror one might expect in dealing with this subject Her method is to take a step back from any horrors and engage in a curiosity which is mildly amusing and suffused with a typical cheeky Aussie irony and sarcasm while not diminishing the terrible conseuences involved this helps create a detached inuisitiveness on the part of readers which might be a better way of dealing with these cults than simply condemnation and repulsionI will conclude with Thornley s dedication at the front of the book For all of the Messiahs past present and future in the hope that you find a better hobby Amen to that Mitologii subiective in one form or another have been with us since the year dot Belief Between Heaven and Mirth in and dedication to a cult appears to be one of humanity s great pastimes and they can and do exist Biogenealogy in many forms Some are uite benign but there are others which 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Ves the best possible chance of having sex with aliensWhatever the reason once people are in it's usually very difficult for them to leave Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty and in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embra. This book delves into a topic that fascinates many people from all walks of life How is it we wonder that seemingly normal people like you and me could allow themselves to be led so willingly to their destruction Unfortunately for me the author s writing style is so full of sarcasm and poorly attempted wit that I could only manage a few pages at a time while reading If it wasn t for the fascinating subject I would have disposed of the book well before the end What s ultimately disappointing about this is that the subject matter is deserving of people s time and effort to exploreWhile reading this book I found it very difficult to determine whether the author s comments where retelling true events or just a snarky attempt at humour that was ultimately misinforming I ve come away from the book with the need to do far research on the topic of cults so that I can discover for myself the truth of what went on within these hidden enclavesThe big takeaway from Zealot is not the evils of cults or the ease with which people can be manipulated but it s the author s complete disdain for any form of religion or spirituality and hence for anyone who has an interest in pursuing this subject in their life The subject matter of cults is interesting and this book will probably hold your interest however there are many informative and we ll written books available The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion in The Academy it's usually very difficult for them to leave Cults have ways of making their followers do loopy dangerous stuff to prove their loyalty and Full Dark, No Stars in return they get a chance to feel secure within the cult's embra. This book delves If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, into a topic that fascinates many people from all walks of life How 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida is La ética de la crueldad it we wonder that seemingly normal people like you and me could allow themselves to be led so willingly to their destruction Unfortunately for me the author s writing style 3052 is so full of sarcasm and poorly attempted wit that I could only manage a few pages at a time while reading If Mercator is that the subject matter Pasos perdidos en Granada is deserving of people s time and effort to exploreWhile reading this book I found Suffering and no suffering it very difficult to determine whether the author s comments where retelling true events or just a snarky attempt at humour that was ultimately misinforming I ve come away from the book with the need to do far research on the topic of cults so that I can discover for myself the truth of what went on within these hidden enclavesThe big takeaway from Zealot Can We Live 150 Years? is not the evils of cults or the ease with which people can be manipulated but The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it s the author s complete disdain for any form of religion or spirituality and hence for anyone who has an Robs Shiny Dumptruck interest Business English in pursuing this subject Roller Girl in their life The subject matter of cults Mama Glow is Fire in the Sky interesting and this book will probably hold your olga spessivtzeva interest however there are many ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! informative and we ll written books available


10 thoughts on “Zealot AUTHOR Jo Thornely

  1. says:

    I rarely speak ill of a book Each to their own But this book was painful The ‘humour’ is rabbity writing full of split infinitives and digressions Honestly just get to the point If the author spent time on clearly identifying the cults she was meant to be writing about and less time at poorly executed jokes the book

  2. says:

    Cults and dark humor? Um yes please 👏🏻 Jo Thornely is a delight She provides a glimpse into several of the world’s most infamous cults something I’m mildly obsessed with This book will either satisfy your curiosity or piue i

  3. says:

    Cults in one form or another have been with us since the year dot Belief in and dedication to a cult appears to be one of humanity’s great pastimes and they can and do exist in many forms Some are uite benign but there are others which result in terminal disasters It is usually the latter which create a fascination for the rest o

  4. says:

    This book delves into a topic that fascinates many people from all walks of life How is it we wonder that seemingly normal people like you and me could allow themselves to be led so willingly to their destruction?

  5. says:

    Meh More of a Who's Who of narcissistic cult leaders I was hoping for on the hows and whys of how these leaders gain momentumAlso the author's snarkiness is annoying A little bit of that goes a long way

  6. says:

    5 stars I read the physical copy while listening along to Jo Thornely narrating the audiobook which I think added to the experience For some reason goodreads only has the kindle version? I absolutely loved this I simply ate it upThis is the reason I read non fiction to learn something about things I don't know a

  7. says:

    A great overview on some of the most popular and well known cults in the area Mixed with some serious and some humorous jokes but sometimes the jokes overwrote the cults What I would have greatly appreciated would be some other books and shows that if anyone wanted to know about certain cults Thornely does this for certain cults

  8. says:

    This was awesome and very Australian I learned a lot of interesting new stuff as well as in depth information about cults I'd never heard of And the last one who I had heard of and didn't realise was a cult leader

  9. says:

    Thanks to Jo Thornely I’m now obsessed with cults I need her voice flowing with humour wit and depth to explain horrible things to me Zealot taught me absolutely mind blowing things about humanity and how dark it can get and the bits of light where it often startsCan’t wait to see what she comes out with next

  10. says:

    Flippantly fun yet a serious topic that needs better treatment Sadly the book oversimplifies the uestion of why people do things a cult leader tells them too Thornely says the answer is both simple and complex but then gives the simplified ster

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