Essay on aum shinrikyo introduction the aum shinrikyo is a japanese 'new religious movement organisation' but they are also labelled as a terrorist. Destroying the world to save it: aum shinrikyo, apocalyptic violence, and the new global terrorism - kindle edition by robert jay lifton download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Psychological aspects of the aum shinrikyo affair show the importance of several key factors that led a religious sect to become a terrorist aum shinrikyo is.
The japanese religious sect aum shinri kyo held a press conference at its moscow base this afternoon during which they repudiated accusations that their sect was responsible for the gas attack on. Journal of religion & society volume 10 of the sect's sensationalist crimes and william rosenau, aum shinrikyo, al-qa'ida, and the kinshasa reactor. In an essay, ba robinson quotes leo pfeffer, if you believe in it, it is a religion or perhaps 'the' religion and if you do not care one way or another about it, it is a sect but if you fear and hate it, it is a cult (cite. This is part two in a seven-part essay on the aum affair in japan aum shinrikyo, is relevant to me because: or a fairly recent new religion two new aum.
List the different types of religious organizations religion matters: in 1995 the aum shinrikyo. Many types of religious organizations exist in modern societies sociologists usually group them according to their size and influence categorized this way, three types of religious organizations exist: church, sect, and cult (emerson, monahan, & mirola, 2011. Backgroundthe aum shinrikyo sect was the brainchild of chizuo matsumoto, whose childhood aspirations apparently included leadership of japan in 1984 he started a small publishing house and yoga school, which gradually developed into a cult. Shinrikyo means religion of supreme truth in japanese omu is the japanese pronunciation of aum, a sanskrit formulation representing creation, maintenance and destruction the cult's followers worship shiva, the goddess of destruction, and asahara. Ex-aum members form 5 sects aum shinrikyo friday february 27, 2004 more than 60 former aum supreme truth members who seceded from the cult have set up at least five sects that engage in activities based on the doctrine of aum's founder chizuo matsumoto, police said thursday.
The attack by aum shinrikyo it was march 20, 1995 and the time was 0800 hours, when the city of tokyo was subjected to a terrorist act by a radical religious group this group was aum shinrikyo, when translated mean supreme truth. Aum shinrikyo, under the leadership of shoko asahara, committed shocking acts against the japanese public when members released sarin gas into the tokyo metro at rush hour in march 1995. Reader places the sect in the context of contemporary japanese religious patterns, discussing developments in asahara shoko's personality and teachings, aum's millennialism and its developing hostility toward society, and compares aum with other religious and political movements that turned to violence, both in japan and elsewhere. Cults essay cults essay draw so many followers and how some can not accept this religion this religion started by one man went a long way and caused many.
Religious violence in contemporary japan: the case of aum shinrikyo [ian reader] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this study looks at aum's claims about itself and asks why a religious movement ostensibly focused on yoga, meditation. The case of aum shinrikyo:with its registration as a legally recognized religion, the aum's activities and character dramatically changed its net worth grew from less than 430 million yen (approximately $43 million) when recognized in 1989 to more than 100 billion yen ($1 billion) by the time of the tokyo incident six years later. In spite of its religious nature, aum's leadership structure was organized in the form of a ministerial cabinet patterned after the japanese government since its establishment in 1987, the aum organization expanded physically, geographically, and financially. Religion matters: what sociology in 1995 the aum shinrikyo write a brief essay in which you outline the differences among the church, sect, and cult.
A case study on the aum shinrikyo although the vast majority of these religious sects are law abiding and well respected, the staff was told that there is. Computer companies affiliated with the aum shinrikyo doomsday sect developed software programs for at least 10 government agencies, including the defense ministry, and more than 80 major japanese. Vi overseas operations using radio facilities to air religious messages b the aum shinrikyo in australia by the aum but it is unknown if the sect was able.
Aum shinrikyo - japan's unholy sect book details back to a cult called aum shinrikyo terrorists crouching dangerously behind the cloak of religion, the. Aum shinrikyo, cult, cults, japanese cult, new religious movements, sarin gas, sect, sects, shoko asahara, true crime aum shinrikyo, under the leadership of shoko asahara, committed shocking acts against the japanese public when members released sarin gas into the tokyo metro at rush hour in march 1995. On march 20, 1995, a new religion that called itself aum shinrikyō (ohm religion of truth) staged one of the most horrific terrorist attacks of recent times, releasing lethal quantities of sarin gas simultaneously on five trains of the tokyo subway system, killing 13 commuters and injuring about 6,000 more.