The fruits of believing nonsense? Another person I want to kick in the fucking teeth. Some people paid up to $10,000 to attend these stupid self-help / spiritual awakening meetings. Un-fucking-believeable! If you want to awaken your "spirituality," why not use that 10K to help people who really, really need it. - DG
Self-help author convicted of negligent homicide
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. – A self-help author who led a deadly sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide Wednesday.
Jurors in the case against James Arthur Ray began deliberating Tuesday after a four-month trial.
Ray showed no reaction as the verdict was read. His parents and brother sat behind him, while victims' family members and friends held hands and looked on from across the courtroom.
Prosecutors asked that Ray be taken into custody immediately, but the judge denied the request.
More than 50 people participated in the October 2009 sweat lodge that was meant to be the highlight of Ray's five-day "Spiritual Warrior" seminar near Sedona.
Three people died following the sauna-like ceremony meant to provide spiritual cleansing. Eighteen were hospitalized, while several others were given water to cool down at the scene. Prosecutors and defense attorneys disagreed over whether the deaths and illnesses were caused by heat or toxins.
Or the cults whose leaders convince them that the Second Coming will be as a comet's return so they should take sleeping pills the night the comet goes by. Did you hear the one about the cult leader who changed his mind too late. The Koolaid was long gone.
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