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Topic: Heaven's Gate cult

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The Brain has inferred the following facts from reading text collected on the topic:
Most admires:Nostradamus
Good point(s):Humble
Bad point(s):Boastful
Favorite activity(s):Reading horoscopes
Favorite book(s):The Koran
Favorite religious figure(s):Jesus Christ
Interest(s):Astronomy,  Astrology,  UFOs
Favorite great thinker(s):Galileo Galilei,  Ptolemy,  Johannes Kepler
Starsign:Sagittarius,  Aquarius
Listens to:Guns N Roses
Favorite philosopher(s):Aristotle,  Immanuel Kant
Ultimate fantasy(s):Destroying Civilization
Favorite quote(s):"God, please save me from your followers!" - Bumper Sticker
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Miguel Cortez,
Small Business Owner

This is the mass suicide of the Heaven's Gate cult in Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego, California.
Richard Hosking,
Paranormal Investigator

Ufo Cults And The New Millennium Alnor William M, William Alnor describes the rise and fall of the Heaven's Gate cult and the Solar Temple cult, both of which believed in UFOs and committed mass suicide.
The Heaven's Gate cult seized on a typical Internet story, this one about a "mothership" companion to the Hale-Bopp comet and believed it, even after telescopes the group bought refused to reveal the mothership.
Like many UFO cults, Heaven's Gate fervently pointed to passages in the Bible that could be interpreted as proof of extraterrestrial visitation.
Chrissie Tanner,
Homemaker and Mom

I had a crazed cult goldfish swimming madly around my pond looking forward to the Goldfish Heavens Gate!
Khalid Binalshibh,
Taxi Driver

Cults From the Dionysian revels of Ancient Greece to the tragedy of Heaven's Gate, this is an illuminating look at cults and their beliefs.
A place where deluded souls like the Heaven's Gate cult members may take hold and lead others astray.
Mark Harris,

Conclusion This appears to be a cult of the Solar Temple or Heaven's Gate type in which senior members believe the group doctrine and will commit suicide themselves.
Let's go even further and assume that the Heaven's Gate cult members wholly subscribed to the ethos of the Net arguably best represented by its ambassador at large, John Perry Barlow.
Athena Mondale,
Spiritual Consultant

While the Heaven's Gate cult members undoubtedly were further out on the continuum, many people have a limited belief in the ability of the stars to portend the future or otherwise attach significance to celestial cycles and events.
Pete Trengle,
Bass Player

Mostly in their 40s, the Heaven's Gate cult members were of the baby-boomer generation responsible for the PC revolution of the 1980s and that gravitated to the Net in the early 1990s.
Jordan Jones,

Perhaps the Heaven's Gate cult members would've been better off if they hadn't been exposed to the Net and those of us on the Net would've been better off if we hadn't been exposed to their memes.
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2005-01-04 22:12:54
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