Netflix “In The Name Of God: A Holy Betrayal” - Religious Cult Docuseries Is Now Streaming
The new true-crime Netflix "In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal" is exactly what its name says it is: a collection of stories about people who said they were gods but turned out to be scumbags.
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The new true-crime documentary series on Netflix "In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal"is exactly what its name says it is: a collection of stories about people who said they were gods but turned out to be scumbags. Maybe a series about how religion hurts people, in general, would take decades to film, so this Netflix series is limited to just four cases in South Korea.
It tells in detail what happened during the investigations of four religious preachers and what happened to them and their followers in the end. "In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal" is hard to watch at times because of the things it shows, but it does a good job of covering the events as a whole.
In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal | Official Trailer | Netflix
In Netflix's new documentary, In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal, there are four important stories about South Korean cults. It talks about hard subjects like sexual abuse, child abuse, murder, and mass suicide.
The TV coverage, interviews with investigators, victims, and past members are all used in the documentary. It goes into depth about the dangers of blind faith and how religious leaders use their followers for their own gain.
The first episode of the 8-part series aired on Friday (March 3). It is a Netflix Original, which means that Netflix has the right to show it everywhere, including in Korea. The show looks at "the scary true stories of four Korean leaders who said they were prophets" and shows "the dark side of blind faith."
One of the things it talks about is the Christian Gospel Mission, which is also called Providence and Jesus Morning Star, or JMS. Its controversial leader, Jeong Myeong-Seok, has the same initials. In Korea, he is being tried for sexually assaulting some of his female followers.
JMS tried to stop the docuseries from airing by getting an injunction. He said that the show is made up, that it goes against the presumption of innocence, and that it hurts religious freedom. But on Thursday, the Seoul Western District Court said that it seemed like MBC and Netflix made the show based on a "considerable amount" of both objective and subjective materials.
In South Korea in the 1980s, Jung Myung-Seok rose to power as a religious leader. After the Gwangju Uprising against martial law, the tumultuous political climate gave him a chance to put down roots.
The infamous leader went straight to young people at reputable universities and set up more than 200 churches in the area. Students liked how he taught the Bible in a scientific way and how free-thinking he was.
He gave the impression that he was the voice of a liberal view of religion. But that was the first time he broke the rules of his religion. As soon as he had earned his followers' trust, he began to preach that he was the Messiah and the second coming of Christ.
As a way to strengthen the second base of his pyramid, he began to use so-called miracles to take advantage of people's helplessness and sadness. He said it would snow and said how the elections would turn out. Also, his followers heard that his prayers could heal people who were about to die.
The movie "In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal" is now available to watch on Netflix all over the world. The show is directed by Jo Seong-Hyeon, and it has eight episodes that range in length from 39 minutes to 70 minutes. The show is about “leaders pretending to be god, and the stories of the ones they betrayed.”
An injunction that tried to stop the release of the controversial new documentary on Netflix 'In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal' has been thrown out. It is now available to watch on Netflix.
Netflix says that In the Name of God: A Holy Betrayal is a "true crime documentary series that looks at the troubling stories of four Korean religious leaders and their followers. Netflix and MBC, a Korean public broadcaster, won a court case that tried to stop them from showing their documentary.