We've all heard of the most famous cults out there: The People's Temple (a.k.a. Jonestown), the Manson Family, Heaven's Gate. Despite their infamy, these cults are not the largest in history, or even close to it. On this episode, Nick and Josh Schell from the Let's Start a Cult podcast cover the Top 10 Largest Cults in History, ranked by their peak membership.
PLUS: the history and belief system of each cult, what makes a cult?, which mainstream religions should be considered cults?, doomsday cults, sex with Jesus, UFO religions, the cult that wanted to rub your feet, and MUCH more.
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David Berg, leader of Children of God
Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven's Gate
Sean Moon, leader of the off-shoot Unification Church cult
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