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The Misguided

Copyright © 2011 Timothy S. Klugh. All Rights Reserved.

Would the followers of Jim Jones have joined him if they knew he would eventually have them commit suicide? Would his followers have joined Charles Manson if they knew he would have them commit murder? Would one join a church if they knew a leader molested children?

I'd bet if they knew ahead of time, they would have easily turned away. So why did they stay when the truth came out? Because they didn't want to believe they made a wrong decision. It was easier to accept the lie rather than face the truth.

Written on 04/27/2011
Revised on 05/30/2017

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