Hold On to A Godly Frame of Reference; Don't let America Become Another Jonestown
THE PLEASURE OF FIENDS
An Orthodox Study of Evil And The Meaning
in The Jonestown Cultic Horror
Why was Jim Jones able to go more than eleven years in
California politics without being seen for the charlatan that he was? My investigation of Jim Jones began almost nine years prior to the Guyana mass murder. I can assure you: this is the one question not answered in the hundreds of books, articles, documentaries and movies produced in the aftermath of the Guyana horror in 1978.
In this book, Mr. Conn deals with the cult mentality that has invaded the realm of science and scientists. He explains four major concepts that the “unbifurcated” wing of science has either refused to consider or has fearfully and illogically swept aside.
First Hand Account of Events Leading up to the Guyana Tragedy: (by Larry Lee Litke, attorney and friend of David Conn at the time) The Downfall of Jim Jones (1980)
As detailed in Mr. Litke's account above, David Conn and his Seminole friend George Coker tried to caution the American Indian Movement (AIM) against getting too involved with cult leader Jim Jones.
Unfortunately the contact was reported to Reverend Jones, who misinterpreted federal involvement to mean that the IRS was after him, and that it was time to get out of the country. <More...>
Author David Conn talks about the genesis of his Christian Science Fiction novel LEDNORF'S DILEMMA:
"This book sprang from my thinking and experiences as I confronted the theological confusion of the liberals that paved the way for the rise of the cult leader Jim Jones. LEDNORF'S DILEMMA is a natural consequence of my eight year-long undercover investigation of Jones and his cult.
Lednorf's Dilemma See at Amazon
"In detailing the scandal behind the Jim Jones-Peoples Temple invasion of California, LEDNORF'S DILEMMA reveals the darkest, behind-the-scenes cover-up at the highest level of a large mainstream denomination. But it also goes deeply into the underlying causes of the new-age church's involvement with San Francisco Bay Area politics and how they led to the Jonestown horror." <More...>
David Conn's Dilemma (Review of LEDNORF'S DILEMMA by writer Matthew Farrell, posted in San Diego State University's Jonestown Report)
David Conn co-authored THE CULT THAT DIED (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1980) and is the author of LEDNORF'S DILEMMA (Authorhouse, 2008), THE SPECIFIC DENSITY OF SCIENTISTS (Authorhouse, 2012), and THE PLEASURE OF FIENDS An Orthodox Study of Evil And the Meaning in the Jonestown Cultic Horror (David Conn, 2013).