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Cults existed in various forms before the Christian era. They began to expand in the 1800’s with religions. However, in the 1960’s it really took off.  There were all types.  Many called themselves religions, and Jim Jones decided that his entire religious group should end permanently.  The Hippie generation was labeled as a cult.  They believed in free love, not paying taxes, were against the government, work, the basic structure of everyday life back then. They also enjoyed LSD, pot and even grew their own until the government caught them. Cults continue to exist today. I saw an old “Sue Thomas FB Eye,’ in which parents kidnapped their daughter because she had joined what appeared to be a religious group but was not even close to that.  Like many of the other cults, the leader made them give up all their money. Once they rescued the girl, the FBI discovered the truth. Because she was over twenty-one, they had to release her which devastated her parents.  Sue and an official FBI agent joined the group.  The official was there to watch after Sue and try to infiltrate their computer system. There had been a few women who had disappeared and were never found.  The leader began to suspect Sue was not a good follower. So, he kidnapped her and told her she had two choices.  She could become part of the group or he would sell her as he did other women to sheiks overseas. The said truth about all these groups is that in the end it is all about control and money.  I did not include anything similar to this in the Good Gus series.  It would have been inappropriate. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at

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