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ThatFanficGuy  ·  383 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Aum Shinrikyo: Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara

I saw a scary-looking documentary about the cult on TV when I was a kid. My mother didn't wait to warn me not to come into contact with "people like that".

I don't remember anything about it except for the interesting-sounding name and a vague image of its Japanese leader. The closest I've gotten to cultists was Jehovah's Witnesses knocking on my door, asking what I thought was the problem with the youngsters of this generation.

KapteinB  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was around 11 at the time of the subway attack, so I very vaguely remember it being an important event in the news back then.

    asking what I thought was the problem with the youngsters of this generation

Interesting recruitment strategy. What reply did you give them?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I asked them what did they want, being too polite for my own good. When they started - confirming every suspicion I had - I said I had no time for this. My apartment was being worked on at the time. Otherwise, I might have stuck with the topic and enjoyed the conversation.

kleinbl00  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They were no joke.

While they probably didn't set off a nuke in the Outback, the fact that it took a congressional investigation to say "there's no evidence they did" indicates that they had some real ambitions to Bond-villain-level nefariousness.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  382 days ago  ·  link  ·  

...holy mother of god.

It's unsettling to see the Global Frequency kind of events in real life.