From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:54:22 +0000 Archived: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:43:54 -0400 Subject: Re: Thousands Queue For UFO Rescue >Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:49:49 -0400 >To: ufo-updates-list.nul >From: post.nul >Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Thousands Queue For UFO Rescue >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 15:33:12 +0100 >Subject: Re: Thousands Queue For UFO Rescue >>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:46:03 +0000 >>Subject: Re: Thousands Queue For UFO Rescue <snip> >>I would guess the Heaven's Gate episode is not resonating with >>these "New Agers". Or, maybe there are people looking for a >>year long vacation in a very nice part of France. >>I can't believe that history is repeating itself so soon after >>the group suicide of people with the same belief system - >>i.e., the "aliens are coming to save us". Or, that there are >>large groups of people who sincerely believe they will be >>rescued by ETs. Has anybody researched this idea? >'When Prophecy Fails is a 1956 classic book in social psychology by >Leon Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schachter about a UFO >religion that believes the end of the world is at hand.' >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Prophecy_Fails Gerald: I read the wikipedia information. The study by Festinger, et.al. would apply to all religious belief systems not just fringe cults. All religions started out as cults. Very interesting. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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