1. It is so hard to relate the good works of Jim Jones's early years to what a shitshow Peoples Temple became.
2. The irony that a man who did not believe in God wanted to, and did, become a famous minister is not lost on me. I am sure there are thousands of them that preach just to get attention, power or push an agenda.
3. This is like watching a slow-moving train crash. I know what will happen and I cannot look away.
It's time for another nonfiction read, and after watching the People Magazine Investigates: Cults episode on Jonestown, I had to have this book. I also just finished 2 seasons and all the specials on Leah Remini's show on scientology so I'm on a cult binge anyway. This book has good reviews. Can't wait to learn more details about the largest mass suicide in modern history.