注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

吴老师的个人主页

Where there is a will, there is a way.

 
 
 

日志

 
 
关于我

年过半百,经历坎坷.少年遇"文革",下乡八载,虽历经磨难,唯斗志不减,农耕间隙自学不辍,终守得云开日出,考进大学.大学毕业后先后经历了中学执教,国企管理,外企高管,最后回归重执教鞭.目前在家精心培养有志掌握英语的中小学生. 我最大的愿望就是看到孩子学有所成,桃李天下.

网易考拉推荐

我新发表的文章《对邪教不能掉以轻心》  

2014-06-23 09:44:02|  分类: 默认分类 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |

前言:邪教以洗脑,利诱,胁迫,控制为手段,将正常人变成“僵尸”。山东招远的邪教杀人案就是一个明证。谁能相信,为了一个电话号码,将一个手无寸铁的妇女活活打死,这不可能是人干的事。

        邪教的危害性是非常大的。世界各地曾多次发生邪教大规模杀人或自杀事件。最著名的有1978年11月18日发生在圭亚那琼斯顿的”人民圣殿教“914名教徒自杀事件。这个邪教在自杀之前杀死了一名前去调查的国会议员和四名同行人员,包括记者。1993年4月19日发生在美国德克萨斯州的“大卫教”农场因警察围攻发射催泪瓦斯引发大火而烧死了全部76名教徒,包括教主戴维克里什另一次著名的邪教杀人事件就是日本“奥姆真理教”在东京地铁施放沙林毒气,杀死13人,杀伤5500多人。

       

Take threats of evil cults seriously

 

Wu Guangqiang

 

WHEN the public saw on TV that a young woman was beaten to death on May 28 at a McDonald’s in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, after she refused to give her telephone number to a group of strangers, everyone was shocked. But everyone was also puzzled, as no sane person could make sense of such brutality over a trivial matter. “There must be some reasonable explanation behind this incredible incident,” I said to myself. 

Soon came the answer to the mystery: all the six suspects involved in the homicide were members of an evil cult, or heretic sect, named Quannengshen, which means “almighty god,” according to local police. The savage group consisted of 55-year-old Zhang Lidong, his two daughters and son, a juvenile, as well as two other women. It’s believed that they were trying to collect phone numbers in order to recruit new blood for their sect. 

During the brutal beating and in the subsequent police interrogations, nothing but cold-bloodedness was seen in these cultists. Zhang Lidong was seen smashing the victim’s head with a metal mop handle, while the other members participated in the violence or looked on coldly. Even after they were detained, none of them showed a shred of remorse. When asked if they were afraid of legal sanctions, Zhang said, “No, because we believe in god.” 

A brief review of the development of evil cults can help people understand why the cult members were so ferocious. 

The Chinese word “xiejiao” (evil cult) reveals the evil nature of such pseudo religious sects, leaving little room for controversy. But the English word “cult” is rather controversial with its imprecise definition and criteria. 

However, while the use of “cult” in a religious sense is still problematic, there is little disagreement when it refers to groups using manipulative brainwashing techniques to control adherents and induce excessive devotion or dedication to a group or its leader. Such cults are the target of crackdowns all over the world, as they are serious threats to the safety of people’s lives and wealth. 

Having nothing to do with normal religious practices, evil cults worldwide share something in common. The leaders of cults control and manipulate their followers with such methods as intensive ideological indoctrination, psychological intimidation, social humiliation and punishment, limitation of access to information, and outright deception. Cult members are often cajoled or forced into surrendering all their possessions to the cult; some female members even sacrifice themselves as sex slaves. 

The controlled members are often referred to as zombies, since they have totally lost their own thinking ability and will do whatever their leaders order, just as shown in the tragedy in Zhaoyuan. 

The brutality of Zhang Lidong and his like was eclipsed by that of other previous crimes committed by evil cults across the world. 

On Nov. 18, 1978, 914 members of the cult the Peoples Temple, a doomsday cult founded and led by James Warren Jones, were found dead in the cult camp in Jonestown, Guyana; most are believed to have committed suicide by drinking a grape drink laced with poison. Before the mass suicide, Temple’s security guards had killed Leo Ryan, a U.S. Congressman who visited Jonestown for a personal inspection, and four others, including three members of the press and a person from Jonestown who wanted to leave, and wounded another 11. 

On April 19, 1993, 76 people including women and children, died at a compound at Mount Carmel Center Ranch in the community of Elk, Texas, the U.S., belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh, who also died, after a 51-day siege by American police and soldiers. They all died in a raging fire initiated by a police tear gas attack. 

Another notorious crime by an evil cult was the nerve-gas attack on the Tokyo underground in 1995 by Japanese man Aum Shinrikyo, which killed 13 and injured 5,510. 

China has taken a zero-tolerance policy against evil cults. But to wipe them out is a tough job, as China’s vast, rural areas are a breeding ground. Comprehensive measures should be taken to steer people away from involvement in cults and dangerous groups through education and informed guidance, and to help individuals who have been victimized by cults readjust to society and re-establish a normal and healthy life.

 

(The author is an English tutor and a freelance writer.)

 

  评论这张
 
阅读(75)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

在LOFTER的更多文章

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017