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Re: Thousands Queue For UFO Rescue

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




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