RE: virus: Heaven's Gate Kooks

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 27 May 1997 09:00:44 -0700

Tim wrote:

>The oddest part of the Heaven's Gate phenomena to me was how quickly
>EVERYONE jumped to declare them loonies. What kind of strange cultural
>defense mechanism was that? I saw Christian minister the day after
>talking about how crazy it was for people to believe in something or
>someone enough to die for it. (Without catching the irony at all!)
>Why is it so easy to dismiss them, I wonder. If you could apply the
>of conviction they possessed to any aspect of your life, would you?

No way! I'd die first!

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