5 Insane Religious Cults That Actually Exist

5 Insane Religious Cults That Actually Exist


Hello everyone! And welcome back to Top 10 Trends. Today, all throughout the world people subscribe to different belief systems, and it’s probably a lot more common than you think for people to be lured into a cult. Often times it can be very difficult to tell a New Age or up-and-coming religion from a cult. And so we’ve dedicated this list to five specifically religious cults. And I’m well aware we’re called “Top 10 Trends”, But these entries are pretty long, and I want them to be fairly detailed, so you guys get a true feeling of all the crazy that went down in these places. While not all are incredibly dangerous, they are all crazy, and all in the Name of God. In fact, you might be a cultist, and not even realize it! These are 5 of the most insane religious cults throughout all of history. Number 5
The Children of God The Children of God, now called “The Family International”, is a new religious movement that started in 1968 in California. It was originally called “Teens for Christ”, and then gained notoriety as “The Children of God”. It was then reorganized as “The Family of Love”, and then eventually “The Family”, and now it’s “The Family International”. So, they’ve got a strong marketing team. The Family International initially spread a message of salvation, apocalypse, spiritual revolution and happiness, and distrust of the outside world, Which members called “The System”. In 1976, it began with a method of evangelism, called “Flirty Fishing” that used sex to show God’s love and mercy, and to win converts resulting in a lot of controversy. The founder and leader David Berg, who was called “Moses David”, gave himself the title of “King” and “The Last End-Time Prophet”. He communicated with his followers via “Mo Letters”: letters of instruction and counsel on spiritual practices, until his death in 1994. After his death, his widow became the leader of The Family International, taking the title of “Queen”. The members of The Children of God founded communes first called “colonies” in various cities. They would prosthelytize in the streets and distribute pamphlets. By 1972, The Children of God had 130 communities around the world. Children of God members had printed and distributed approximately 42 million pamphlets. The Children of God was then abolished in February of 1978. In 1971, an organization called FREECOG was founded by concerned parents and others, including deprogrammer Ted Patrick, to free members of the COG from their involvement in the group. Number 4
Aum Shinrikyo: The Supreme Truth Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese doomsday cult, founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984. It gained international notoriety when it carried out the deadly Tokyo subway sarin gas attack in 1995. And was found to have been responsible for another smaller sarin gas attack the previous year. The group never confessed to these crimes. Those who carried out the attacks did it secretly without it being known to the ordinary believers. Asahara would broadcast his singing, insisting on his innocence through a radio broadcast on a signal they purchased in Russia and directed towards Japan. It has been designated a terrorist organization by several countries including Russia, Canada, Kazakhstan, and the United States. Japan’s Public Security Examination Commission considers the two branches that it had split off into to be dangerous religions, and announced in January 2015 that they would remain under surveillance for three more years. Its founder, Chizuo Matsumoto, claimed that he sought to restore original Buddhism. In 1992, Matumoto, who changed his name to Shoko Asahara, published a foundational book, and declared himself Christ, Japan’s only fully-enlightened master, and identified with the Lamb of God. His purported mission was to take upon himself the sins of the world, and he claimed he could transfer spiritual energy to his followers, and take away their sins and bad deeds. Asahara also outlined a Doomsday Prophecy, which included World War III instigated by the United States. He might have that right. At their compound they found explosives, chemical weapons, and a Russian military helicopter. There were enough stockpiles of sarin gas that could kill 4 million people. Number 3
The Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the “KKK” is the name of three distinct movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti- immigration and especially anti-Semitism Historically the KKK used terrorism, both physical assault and murder against groups or individuals whom they oppose. All three movements have called for the purification of American society, and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations. The first Klan flourished in the southern United States in the late 1860’s and died out by the 1870’s. It sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by using violence against African-American community leaders. With numerous chapters across the South, it was suppressed around 1871, through federal law enforcement. Members made their own, often colorful costumes, robes, and masks, designed to be terrifying and hide their identities. The second group was founded in 1915 and it flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, particularly in urban areas of the midwest. It was rooted in local Protestant communities and opposed Catholics and Jews, and stressed it’s oppostion of the Catholic Church at a time of high immigration from mostly Catholic nations of southern and eastern Europe. The second organization adopted the standard white costume you’re familiar with, while adding cross-burnings and mass parades to intimidate others. The third and current manifestation of the KKK emerged after 1950 in the form of localized and isolated groups that used the KKK name. They have focused on opposition to the civil rights movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists. It is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League. As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts the total Klan membership nationwide at about 3,000. Number 2
The Order of the Solar Temple The Order of the Solar Temple is a secret society that claims to be based upon the ideals of the Knight’s Templar. It was started by Joseph di Mambro and Luc Jouret in 1984 in Geneva. The aims of The Order of the Solar Temple include establishing “correct notions of authority and power in the world.”; an affirmation of the primacy of the spiritual over the temporal; assisting humanity through a great “transition”; and preparing for the second coming of Christ, as a Solar God-King. Praise the Sun to be grossly incandescent! They also want to unify all Christian churches and Islam, which seems very stupid. In October of 1994, an infant was killed at the group center in Morin-Heights, Quebec. The baby had been stabbed repeatedly with a wooden stake. It was believed that di Mambro ordered the murder because he identified the baby as the anti-Christ described in the Bible. He believed that the anti-Christ was born into the Order to prevent di Mambro from succeeding in his spiritual aim. A few days later, di Mambro and twelve followers performed a ritual Last Supper. A few days after that, apparent mass suicides and murders were conducted at Cheiry and Salvan, two villages in western Switzerland. 15 inner circle members committed suicide with poison, 30 were killed by bullets or smothering, and 8 others were killed by other causes. In Switzerland, many of the victims were found in a secret underground chapel lined with mirrors and other items of Templar symbolism. The bodies were dressed in the order’s ceremonial robes and were in a circle, feet together, heads outward, most with plastic bags tied over their heads; they had each been shot in the head. It is believed that the plastic bags were a symbol of the ecological disaster that would befall the human race after the OTS members moved on to Sirius. A mayor, a journalist, and civil servant, were all found among the dead in Switzerland. Some members had personally donated over $1 million to Di Mambro. More mass suicides were to come. One was thwarted on December 16th in 1995, but on the 23rd, 16 bodies were discovered in a star-formation in France. And in 1997, five members of the OTS took their own lives in Quebec. And Number One:
The Branch The Branch are a religious group that originated in 1955 David Koresh’s arrival on the Waco compound in 1981 was well received by everyone at the Davidian commune. Koresh had an affair with then-prophetess of the Branch Davidians Lois Roden. When she died, her son George Roden inherited the position of prophet and leader of the commune. However, George Roden and Koresh began to clash. Koresh soon enjoyed the loyalty of the majority of the Branch community. As an attempt to regain support, George Roden challenged Koresh to raise the dead, going so far as to exhume a corpse to demonstrate his spiritual supremacy. This illegal activity gave Koresh an opportunity to attempt to file charges against Roden, however he didn’t have any evidence. This led to the November 3rd, 1987 raid on the Mount Carmel Center by Koresh and 7 of his followers equipped with seven rifles, two shotguns and nearly 400 rounds of ammunition. Their objective was to retake the land that Koresh had left three years earlier although they claim to have been trying to obtain evidence of Roden’s illegal activity, yet they did not come equipped with a camera. On February 28, 1993 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the cool bureau, attempted to execute a search warrant relating to alleged sexual abuse charges and illegal weapons violations at the Waco compound. The ATF, already prepared for a gun battle, attempted to raid the compound for approximately two hours until their ammo supplies began to run low. Four ATF agents were killed during the raid, and another sixteen were wounded. There were five Branch Davidians killed in the raid. Almost six hours after the ceasefire, Michael Schroeder was shot dead by ATF agents who alleged that he fired a pistol at agents as he attempted to re-enter the compound. After the raid, ATF agents established contact with Koresh and others inside of the compound. The FBI took command after the deaths of the federal agents, and managed to facilitate the release of 19 children relatively early into the negotiations. Allegedly, the children had been physically and sexually abused long before the raid. On April 19, 1993, almost two months later, the FBI moved for a final siege of the compound using large weaponry such as .50 caliber rifles and armored Combat Engineering Vehicles to combat the heavily armed Branch Davidians. The FBI attempted to use tear gas to flush out the Branch without bloodshed. Once the Branch opened fire, the FBI’s response was to increase the amount of gas being used. Around noon, three fires fires broke out in the compound in seperate parts. The government maintains the fires were deliberately started by the Branch. Some Branch survivors maintain the fires were started by the FBI. 76 Branch Davidians died on April 19, with only nine surviving, killed by rubble, suffocating effects of the fire, or by gunshot wound from fellow Branch Davidians. That whole siege was a mess, and went down in notoriety in U.S. history. Well guys, I’d like to thank you for watching this video. If you liked the video, please give it a “Like” down below and if you want to see more content, please subscribe. Which is your favorite New-Age cult? Mine might be Scientology. I hope you guys are having a great day! Bub-bye!

100 Replies to “5 Insane Religious Cults That Actually Exist”

  1. Reject all man-made religion and follow Jesus. Throw off all rules, rituals, and embrace God's love in Jesus. Love your neighbor, forgive all and love !

  2. No wonder ⛪ only poor starve wailfaire fraud wailfaire criminals rapist morders child molesters poor starve in the jail around the 🌎 for Jesus fondtiond only cry for 🐖 shite charity 😫😫😫😨😥😥😰😅😫😫😆
    Did virgin cry for 🐖 shite of Roman pagan charity ?
    Did ever killed people runs to another land cry for fals religions pagans for cbsrity 💰 ? Or rich Pussy white rich men 💰? Or hiding his money collects free donations whining for free living ? No wonder you living misery life 😫😫😪😥😰😰😰😨😨😱😨😫😫😨😖batrayder

  3. isn't it funny how you can misinterpreted titles. I thought it would be Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism……

  4. Come out of her (Mystery Babylon) my people. We need the body of Christ but not the Shepard the feed themselves of the flock. Don't let them make merchandise of you.

  5. Jesus Christ is love you guys come back to Jesus Christ he is Lord And king
    John 14 (KJV) – ዮሃንስ
    6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.John 3 (KJV) – ዮሃንስ
    15: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17: For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    18: He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.Romans 10 (KJV) – ሮሜ
    9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.Philippians 2 (KJV) – ፊልጲ
    9: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
    10: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
    11: And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Psalms 100 (KJV) – ዳዊት
    3: Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Psalms 103 (KJV) – ዳዊት
    8: The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
    9: He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

  6. John 4 (KJV) – ዮሃንስ
    23: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
    24: God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

  7. Anti-Semitism, why not one so-called Jewish never victimized by them, but only black. That makes me wonder who created it?

  8. At 10:10, that's not a combat engineering vehicle. It is a M1 Abrams tank. Someone please explain why the government found it necessary to use an Abrams tank on a minimally armed religious group. Many unanswered questions here.

  9. What about the two biggest ones? – aah, passage of time and cult followers in the billions means they're not cults anymore. Even though their fairytales as as silly, and tbey are responsible for millions of deaths over the centuries.
    Makes perfect sense.

  10. This guy calls the KKK "right-wing extremists." He obviously doesn't know history very well. The KKK has been traditionally affiliated with the Democratic party. In fact, just watching the hateful intolerant behavior of leftist Democrats lately, you'd think the KKK had become active again. Watch this video to learn more:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_a7dQXilCo

  11. I've got a cult I'm in. All sex. All contribute. We all take care of each other. In every aspect of life.. What ever the need is

  12. The Democratic Party was conservative from 1860 to 1960 ,the Republican Party was liberal from 1860 to 1960 look it up

  13. Only religion of true believe is the EARTH planet you get your ask out of bed and stand on you know the fertile ground that grows grass for cows to eat so you can eat. The atmosphere for you too breath and for simple mind folk de f##king planet you live on.
    You humans are a creation of a human being with a soul of alien creation in an act of survival of the species of advanced race.
    Build the bridge and get over other side and see the true form of religion too believe is the planet that sustains your puny existence of LIFE.

  14. ´#1´ öh i nü id v v -.-
    well anyhow möst öff these cults are nöt blöödline exclusiff like $vali claims with thi . . ?

  15. this anti úb€R ultra ortodocks byrn baby byrn at the stakkke klan actuallie seems a lil . . . ÜN-hölLi€ XD
    cömpared to the vvätikähn ^ ^
    and you make fun öff em pöör southenärrs -.-

  16. Bull crap on the KKK being right wing. I'm full blown right wing conservative. I believe in following the law on immigration. And I know the KKK has become a bunch of bigots and a useless organization that only pathetic men that don't know GOD would be a part of. That's not a conservative. The actions of the KKK identify with Soros and the liberal socialistic left wing democrate idiots. You know the ones the fake news support. That's not my opinion. That's based on actual facts.

  17. Answer is simple, to be considered right wing all you have to do is be lieve in God, and love your country, and the kkk are not atheist and they are proamerican.

  18. United States is the the only country With all these divisions, Race ,class. gender and economic polarity. The Russians know this.
    Divide and conquer.

  19. You stupid fucking people. Wtf is your definition of “left wing” and “right wing”. God you fucking racist ignorant white scared punks are so pathetic. I’m glad your daughters love those black boys.

  20. Now the Big CULT of the World is IGLESIA NI CRISTO in philippines founder by Eduardo Manalo in 1914 and now all minister and Founder is Manalos Family.

  21. Yes the KKK was started by democrats. Democrats can have right wing views just like republicans can have liberal views. Quit your belly aching.

  22. Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures was buried and rose again on the third day according to the scriptures 1Corinthians 15:3

  23. The left and right switched places on racism during the Kennedy days right wingers are so desperate to not be called racist they actually say we are the ones rewriting history

  24. It's a good thing that Jehovah's Witnesses are not on this list because we enjoy a level of peace and unity that nobody else will ever have. For it is written: "We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one".( 1 John 5:19)

  25. Kkk Right wing extremists? Then you go to explain the truth, these people were Democrats. Against Republicans. This report has a lot of bs and anyone really interested in these Cults and topics should investigate further.

  26. What about the biggest cult on earth with billions of followers ' hiding in plain sight ' the Roman Catholic church

  27. The KKK has always been democrats. Liberals hate conservatives, so they try and say the KKK were republicans.

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