I have always had an irrational fear of the bible and religion for this very reason ,imo religion is a cult and nothing more .The odd thing about Jones was that he never claimed to believe in God as he thought he was God ,apparently his mother told him so .Once you've read the book, have a look at some of the programs on YouTube to see actual footage from Jonestown and interviews with survivors and relatives of the dead. It's a striking story for numerous reasons. In some ways it is genuinely terrifying. I've had relatives join cults and it is scary sh!t.
Its odd however how these "generally accepted" cults that encourage the mass murder of its "believers" are almost always in America. Home of the brave land of the worlds most stupid people ......its almost like someone is trying to do the world a favour by offing them