Eighties New Wave From The Children Of God Cult

The apocalyptic, kidnapping and brainwashing California-based cult known at various times as Children of God, Family International, Family of Love, and the Family apparently stumbled upon a knack for catchy power pop melodies for a brief period in the 1980s. The result was a string of music videos concerning subject matter such as the impending arrival of the Antichrist, and “Cathy Don’t Go (To The Supermarket Today)”, which breezily delves into being implanted with RFID chips, barcodes, and the mark of the beast:

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Wow, that is pretty… strange, I guess would be the word for it. You should fear the RFID chip though. It doesn’t get more big brothery than those little bastards.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Wow, that is pretty… strange, I guess would be the word for it. You should fear the RFID chip though. It doesn’t get more big brothery than those little bastards.

  • DeepCough

    Y’know, the “666″ doesn’t just apply to the UPC code or RFID chips: there’s also a triple digit code that you need to buy things like, say, alcohol, and that’s your birthdate. Imagine having a driver’s license with your birthdate being 6/6/06.

    • Mike

      My birthday is 6/6/56… Does that count? 

      • does it really matter?

        no, it would have to be 6/6/6   as in the 6th day of  July in the common era year of 6

  • DeepCough

    Y’know, the “666″ doesn’t just apply to the UPC code or RFID chips: there’s also a triple digit code that you need to buy things like, say, alcohol, and that’s your birthdate. Imagine having a driver’s license with your birthdate being 6/6/06.

  • Mike

    My birthday is 6/6/56… Does that count? 

  • DrDavidKelly

    If I saw that video and heard that song it would be well and truly enought to turn me away from joining their cult.

  • Dr Kelly

    If I saw that video and heard that song it would be well and truly enought to turn me away from joining their cult.

  • Armyofgayunicorns

    there’s no occult significance to the number 666 at all, or at least there wasn’t until the omen came out which is full of stuff that sounds like it was taken straight from the book of revelations but isn’t, they made it all up just for the film.

  • Armyofgayunicorns

    there’s no occult significance to the number 666 at all, or at least there wasn’t until the omen came out which is full of stuff that sounds like it was taken straight from the book of revelations but isn’t, they made it all up just for the film.

    • Simiantongue

      Well, not exactly. I’ve read some on the subject, though my knowledge is not comprehensive. 666 has some significance in the occult, though not a lot and not more so than most things, judging from what I’ve read. A lot of what people think they know today concerning 666, the unlucky number 13, black cats etc, stem from older beliefs and traditions that have absolutely nothing to do with monotheistic beliefs about satanic rituals and demons and what not. These ideas predate the modern religious tradition. They were, if you’ll forgive the pun, “demonized”. For obvious reasons, you can’t have competition.

      The Omen for example is just part of a long litany of religious cultural chauvinism, or propaganda. The definition of which historically is to “propagate the faith”. It’s still done quite knowingly and actively to this day. Associating occult symbolism with satanic ritual and such.

      I could go in to some long tirade about examples but I’m guessing that’ll bore the shit out of you all so we’ll leave it at that.
      I have something on my bookshelf here called “The occult: A History” By Colin Wilson. Has some interesting information along those lines. I read it back in 97 or 98 and it’s what came to mind when I read your post. I have some criticisms of the book. It focuses mainly on important figures in occult history a little too much if you ask me. And I also don’t see eye to eye with an underlying premise of the book. But those are trivial criticisms, I’d recommend it.

      • Armyofgayunicorns

        i get what you’re saying and you may well be correct in respect to the original novel of the omen being religious propaganda, but i have seen the makers of the film in interview talking about all the stuff they just completely made up and laughing about how many people take it seriously and assume it’s all genuinely from the bible when none of it actually is.

    • Frogboy

      I’ve heard scholars argue that the “number of the beast” which is 666 has roots in numerology.  Supposedly it points the Antichrist finger at Nero according to them.

    • rapster1

      666 is the number of A man,who will sit on his thrown to rule over all as god. check out the latin words written on that crown. if you know numerals.

  • Simiantongue

    Well, not exactly. I’ve read some on the subject, though my knowledge is not comprehensive. 666 has some significance in the occult, though not a lot and not more so than most things, judging from what I’ve read. A lot of what people think they know today concerning 666, the unlucky number 13, black cats etc, stem from older beliefs and traditions that have absolutely nothing to do with monotheistic beliefs about satanic rituals and demons and what not. These ideas predate the modern religious tradition. They were, if you’ll forgive the pun, “demonized”. For obvious reasons, you can’t have competition.

    The Omen for example is just part of a long litany of religious cultural chauvinism, or propaganda. The definition of which historically is to “propagate the faith”. It’s still done quite knowingly and actively to this day. Associating occult symbolism with satanic ritual and such.

    I could go in to some long tirade about examples but I’m guessing that’ll bore the shit out of you all so we’ll leave it at that.
    I have something on my bookshelf here called “The occult: A History” By Colin Wilson. Has some interesting information along those lines. I read it back in 97 or 98 and it’s what came to mind when I read your post. I have some criticisms of the book. It focuses mainly on important figures in occult history a little too much if you ask me. And I also don’t see eye to eye with an underlying premise of the book. But those are trivial criticisms, I’d recommend it.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    back in the day the COG were considered fringe religious lunnies
    but now we have Bachman, Sanscrotum, Lie of the Newt
    all with similar religious beliefs
    some even more extreme than the COG

  • BuzzCoastin

    back in the day the COG were considered fringe religious lunnies
    but now we have Bachman, Sanscrotum, Lie of the Newt
    all with similar religious beliefs
    some even more extreme than the COG

  • Frogboy

    I’ve heard scholars argue that the “number of the beast” which is 666 has roots in numerology.  Supposedly it points the Antichrist finger at Nero according to them.

  • rapster1

    666 is the number of A man,who will sit on his thrown to rule over all as god. check out the latin words written on that crown. if you know numerals.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MEO2DD7446XAMSMRMYWDZSXVSU Mr. Flibble

    where can i find the other videos?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MEO2DD7446XAMSMRMYWDZSXVSU Mr. Flibble

    where can i find the other videos?

  • Armyofgayunicorns

    i get what you’re saying and you may well be correct in respect to the original novel of the omen being religious propaganda, but i have seen the makers of the film in interview talking about all the stuff they just completely made up and laughing about how many people take it seriously and assume it’s all genuinely from the bible when none of it actually is.

  • trebor

    Simantoung and Armtofthegayunicorns keep on making refrences about the movie/book the omen as if it was a text book and then tell us all that the number 666 is not in the Bible.  Sorry gang, but it is in the book of Revelation Chap. 13—   V 17-18  it is the mark of the beast.  All you have to do is figuer out if it’s the mark of the beast of the sea, or the mark of the beast of the earth.

  • trebor

    Simantoung and Armtofthegayunicorns keep on making refrences about the movie/book the omen as if it was a text book and then tell us all that the number 666 is not in the Bible.  Sorry gang, but it is in the book of Revelation Chap. 13—   V 17-18  it is the mark of the beast.  All you have to do is figuer out if it’s the mark of the beast of the sea, or the mark of the beast of the earth.

    • chubby

      google numerology meaning of number 9, 3, and 6….

  • Jlander

    I’d like to see what’s under that skirt, but that’s about it.

  • Jlander

    I’d like to see what’s under that skirt, but that’s about it.

  • Jlander

    Christianity is garbage. Fuck Revelations and everything else in that fucking book. Shove that up your 666 holes.

  • Jlander

    Christianity is garbage. Fuck Revelations and everything else in that fucking book. Shove that up your 666 holes.

  • chubby

    google numerology meaning of number 9, 3, and 6….

  • does it really matter?

    no, it would have to be 6/6/6   as in the 6th day of  July in the common era year of 6

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