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    The Branch Davidians

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    On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raided the Branch Davidian ranch in Mount Carmel, a rural area near Waco, Texas. The raid resulted in the deaths of four agents and five Davidians. The subsequent 51-day siege ended on April 19 when the compound was completely consumed by fire killing seventy-five men, women, and children, including the leader David Koresh. In 1929, Victor Houteff, a Bulgarian immigrant, claimed that he had a new message for the Seventh Day

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    Branch Davidians: A Cult

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    While the Branch Davidians are known for the tragedy that occurred in Waco, Texas. It is uncertain when The Branch Davidians became a cult or if they were a contrast between a religious group, and a cult. A cult is a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous. When did the Branch Davidians become a cult? The Branch Davidans were a small breakaway religious sect coming from the Seventh-Day Adventist

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    David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

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    religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous” Cults are usually looked down upon by society because of their bizarre traditions, beliefs, customs. Most cults such as The People’s Temple, Heaven’s Gate and The Branch Davidians end up dying by suicide or homicide. Knowing this, you might think more people would stay clear from cults. People join cults for various reasons. Some people might have grown up being social outcasts or sociopaths. Others may not fully agree

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    Seventh Day Adventism and the Branch Davidians

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    establishing the Davidian sect. They built a variety of buildings and named the location Mount Carmel after the mount where Elijah overcame the prophets of Baal. On a side note, this Mount Carmel was different from the one involved in the Branch Davidian inferno. Houteff did not want to break away from the Seventh-day Adventism and continued to view his evangelistic message as directed to the Adventist church. Seventh-day Adventism continued to play a major role in the theology of the Davidians though their

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    David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

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    those who are to follow him or her. One group that fits this description is the Branch-Davidians. In the early 1990’s the Branch-Davidians made national headlines when they had a deadly standoff with government agents in Waco, Texas, where many perished, including their infamous leader, David Koresh. To understand why this happened, we must understand the history, beliefs and the determination of the Branch-Davidians to defy the government by stockpiling arms, supplies and taking refuge in Waco,

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    Radicalising the Right

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    concentration of resources- taxpayers money, government personnel and time, not to mention many lives were expanded on the social problem allegedly taking place in Waco, Texas. According to news sources, the planned raid of the Mount Carmel Branch Davidian property by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) was one of the largest civilian law enforcement actions in UShistory. "For years now, the disaster near Wacohas been exhibit No. 1 for many who have deep distrust of the American

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    New Religions

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    by an individual having a "vision" from God. There are two in particular that I will cover Branch Davidians and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will not be focusing on the religion from where it came but rather on the history of the person, beliefs and the practices of these new religious movements. The Branch Davidians were once known as The Shepherds Rod, a Seventh-Day Adventist Branch. Victor Houteff first heard the teachings of the Seventh- Day Adventist Church in 1918 at a

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    Oklahoma City Bombing

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    (president) decided he would pass a law trying to have gun control. In 1993 75 members of a Branch Davidian religious sect died. McVeigh was Not Happy and decided to plan an attack on the Murrah Building, mostly because they had federal agencies in there that included DEA, Secret Service, and tobacco and firearms and explosives. This were some of the agencies that had initially raided the Branch Davidian compound. His plan was to purchase large amounts ... ... middle of paper ... ...ce to visit

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    The Waco Incident

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    The Waco Incident My name is Jim, just Jim it’s easier this way, and I was one of the nine survivors in the Waco compound standoff. Before I go into what I think went wrong to our religious sanctuary, let me tell you how I met David and a little about our great deciple. Back in the early 90’s I had been drumming in a nowhere rock band when I met and befriended David Koresh. I needed some new drum sticks, and on the way to a gig stopped in at a local music shop. Seeing the sticks in my hand the

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    David Koresh and the Davidians Branch Davidians, American religious movement that became widely known in 1993, when most of its members were killed in a fire that destroyed their headquarters near Waco, Texas. The fire marked the end of a 51-day siege by United States federal agents. (Microsoft® Encarta® 98 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.) The Branch Davidians trace their origins to the Davidian movement, a splinter group of Seventh-Day Adventists founded

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