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    Are all religions cults?

    Are all religions cults?

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    What do words mean when we mean them to mean something else when their meaning doesnt seem to apply?
    More properly I would say all cults are religions.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    What do words mean when we mean them to mean something else when their meaning doesnt seem to apply?
    More properly I would say all cults are religions.
    Possibly ... One could make a case that cults that last long enough or that convert large numbers of people, or both, are eventually called religions.

    I voted other ... I certainly support any individual's right to have blind faith in something or anything that helps them make it through the day.
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    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?

    Yes, for example Christianity started as a cult but its principles are nothing like the original worshipers of Christ.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    I can only speak of Christian cults, and those are defined as any group that claims to follow Christ, but who follow another person whom they exalt as Christ's equal, and who follow a book to which they give equal importance as the bible, or a heavily edited bible. Or so I was taught at a Christian University by a man who studied cults extensively.

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I can only speak of Christian cults, and those are defined as any group that claims to follow Christ, but who follow another person whom they exalt as Christ's equal, and who follow a book to which they give equal importance as the bible, or a heavily edited bible. Or so I was taught at a Christian University by a man who studied cults extensively.
    I think that's a very narrow viewpoint aimed to de-legitimise other Christians sects.
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think that's a very narrow viewpoint aimed to de-legitimise other Christians sects.
    Being a Christian means holding "a very narrow viewpoint," no?

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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    I would say all religions we know of today started out as a "cult".
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    Re: Are all religions cults?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Being a Christian means holding "a very narrow viewpoint," no?
    Touché, good point.
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