4. The Majority Of The Peoples Temple Members Were Not Societal Rejects
Most people assume that the people who followed Jim Jones to Guyana were social rejects. They didn’t have a home, families to care about them, most runaway, or they felt they didn’t belong in mainstream society. However, the opposite is the truth. Most of the members had families and jobs.
They believed that the temple could be a better place. They thought that Jim Jones would help make the world a better place. They felt he truly wanted unity in the United States and would fight for it. Above all, they wanted to help other people.