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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Exactly what I was going to say.

    By the modern definition of "cult", no not all religions are cults. Most are not.
    the problem with saying that is that modern definition has no definition at all, its subjective.

    What is the "modern" definition and who gets to decide????

    the only way to be accurate is to use the REAL meaning of the word cult and all religions are cults.

    While i do agree people have their own opinion on what a cult is but thats just it, its just opinion and a wrong one.
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    All definitions come from the dictionary.
    exactly and thats why all religions are cults
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Each religion matches at least one definition of 'occult', so I have to agree; 'occult' can apply to any and every religion.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    All definitions come from the dictionary.
    I would suggest that is the other way around. Words change meaning over time, and dictionaries reflect those changes with constant revising of their contents.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I would suggest that is the other way around. Words change meaning over time, and dictionaries reflect those changes with constant revising of their contents.
    Yeah I tried passing that line in an English class also. Didn't work.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Yeah I tried passing that line in an English class also. Didn't work.
    I'm not sure I follow you. Surely you are not suggesting that a dictionary published in the time of say Chaucer would contain the same definitions as a dictionary of today.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm not sure I follow you. Surely you are not suggesting that a dictionary published in the time of say Chaucer would contain the same definitions as a dictionary of today.
    You'll be sure to let me know when Webster becomes like Wikipedia, where just anyone can change anything they like, to whatever they like, instead of having a well vetted standard by qualified, credible professionals for all to follow.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Each religion matches at least one definition of 'occult', so I have to agree; 'occult' can apply to any and every religion.
    exactly unless somebody wants to go by some MADE UP version, religions are cults
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    exactly unless somebody wants to go by some MADE UP version, religions are cults
    And that's why we have dictionaries: people make **** up.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    And that's why we have dictionaries: people make **** up.
    agreed 100%
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