[WikiEN-l] Shoko Asahara Wikipedia article

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Mon Feb 20 22:24:55 UTC 2006

The article starts off: "the founder and former guru of the Japanese  
cult Aum Shinrikyo (now known as Aleph), convicted of masterminding  
the 1995 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway ". Hardly a  
hagiography. But you know Jim Jones had a reasonably effective and  
compassionate ministry until he went bonkers. So I suppose his  
article would have some of the same characteristics.


On Feb 20, 2006, at 10:13 AM, kosebamse at gmx.net wrote:

> It seems that convicted mass murderer Shoko Asahara is in the  
> headlines (see
> examples at http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=asahara ).  
> Looking up
> the article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoko_Asahara I was somewhat
> annoyed to see that it reads rather hagiographical. Lots of talk about
> Asahara's achievements as a religious teacher, but very little  
> criticism.
> The article in its present form is not likely to generate much public
> admiration for the quality of our work.
> My apologies for bothering the list with this, as the matter should  
> normally
> be referred to peer review et al.; however I thought it might be a  
> little
> urgent. I am afraid I won't be able to help myself, as I know next to
> nothing about the person and the relevant sources are likely to be in
> Japanese.
> Kosebamse
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