People's Temple dan Aum Shinrikyo Cultism, Agama Sebagai Alat Demi Keuntungan dan Ego Pribadi

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Rayanda Bintang Markiano
Jose Albertus Suwarto
Zumar Muhammad
Angga Adiguna Putra
Naufal Al Farizy


: In this scientific journal, our group will explain cultism, which is an incident where a group of individuals is influenced in all aspects of their lives by one individual for the individual's own benefit. Cultism has a very negative effect on everyone who has experienced it and all individuals who interact with that person too, because of this our group aims to spread one's knowledge about cultism and what ways one can avoid it. In this journal we will discuss two cults that are most famous for their beliefs, and what they did for their leaders. Namely cult Jim Jones, leader and creator of the People's Temple cult located in the United States and Shoko Asahara, leader and founder of the AUM Shinrikyo cult located in Japan. Apart from discussing the history, how the cult was created, and the main figures who created the cult which is the subject of this journal, our group will also provide ways and suggestions on what individuals can do to avoid, or be aware of, the influence of cultism on themselves. The research method that our group uses in this scientific journal is the Qualitative Method, which is a research method that studies scientific journals, books, articles and other scientific writing. The data that our group uses for this scientific journal is from books written by researchers, and articles or journals written by cultism researchers. The conclusions that readers can get in this scientific journal are ways to avoid cultism, how someone can become a victim of cultism, how cultism can be created because of the environmental situation in their respective areas, and how someone can get out of a cult when they have unconsciously entered it.


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Markiano RB, Jose Albertus Suwarto, Zumar Muhammad, Angga Adiguna Putra, Naufal Al Farizy. People’s Temple dan Aum Shinrikyo Cultism, Agama Sebagai Alat Demi Keuntungan dan Ego Pribadi. MODERASI [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];1(01). Available from:


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