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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    More accurately when the heroic cult busters mention editing, they make a big deal about the thousands of textual changes the Book of Mormon has gone through from the original translation. They do not mention that like 99.9% are spelling and punctuation, and rendering an abvious direct Hebrew translation to more readable English. The original translation had no punctuation, no paragraphs. Then they ignore just how much the Bible has been edited.
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I would love to spend a day with your scholar friend and discuss the origins of the bible. I do have some observations and questions. I don't argue religion because at the end of the day we would part ways and I would not have changed my opinion, nor would he.
    He was a very learned - and a very kind and patient - man. I'm sure you would enjoy talking to him if you had the chance.

    This idea of changing opinions, though, on any topic, is really a waste of time. Clarifying ideas is a much more constructive end.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    So back to my post 4, it seems that I was correct. It does depend on your definition of cult and religion. And generally speaking yours is the true religion, the rest are cults.


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Depends on your definition of cult, and religion. There are some that would define a religious cult as any religion other than their own.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Like I said, that is the reason I discuss, not argue. I want to learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    He was a very learned - and a very kind and patient - man. I'm sure you would enjoy talking to him if you had the chance.

    This idea of changing opinions, though, on any topic, is really a waste of time. Clarifying ideas is a much more constructive end.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    So back to my post 4, it seems that I was correct. It does depend on your definition of cult and religion. And generally speaking yours is the true religion, the rest are cults.
    I'm not sure if that's directed at me, but if so, no, I do not believe all other religions are cults. Where have I even implied such?

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Sorry Dan, I was using your and yours as generalities. I have no idea where you personally stand.

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I'm not sure if that's directed at me, but if so, no, I do not believe all other religions are cults. Where have I even implied such?

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    And I mean no offense.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Sorry Dan, I was using your and yours as generalities. I have no idea where you personally stand.
    Ah. Well then.

    Best.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Mormons are most certainly a religion, strange in origin but definitely a religion to the same merit as many others. I don't see how they couldn't qualify.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    A cult is any religion you don't like.....so as an equal opportunity hater I'm required to say that all religions are cults!
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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