- Aug 28, 2016
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No that's you making value judgments where I made none.You are right, I don't, but I am not sure you have proven me wrong just yet. By saying that all religions are cults to some degree seems to imply you see cults as a bad thing. The reality is that by definition ALL religions are cults and that is not a bad thing. At least not if one goes by the original meaning as in to cultivate and to worship.you have no clue what I think.Yes. But probably not in the sense you think they are.like I said all religions are cultsThe use of the word cult has taken on a new and more derogatory meaning than its original meaning and use.All religions are cults to some degreeDoes the Bible speak about cults? Most cults kill their subjects if they go to church, and there is a set of cults that embrace the Bible but lectured all in upside down interpretations.
The Bible speaks a lot of human decisions and what decisions you should make, for good outcomes.
But what happens when the power of making decisions is taken away from you and everything that you do is the decisions of a cult?
Is the Bible and God capable of advising on that?
Mainstream Bible readers put these cult victims into hell. But is it this simple, to be predestined for hell with no chance of slowing down, or is there more to it, for the minds of people who are not allowed to control themselves?
Augustine of Hippo echoes Cicero's formulation when he declares, "religion is nothing other than the cultus of God." The term "cult" first appeared in English in 1617, derived from the French culte, meaning "worship" which in turn originated from the Latin word cultus meaning "care, cultivation, worship".
Cults like everything else in this world exist on a continuum and you'll notice I said "All religions are cults to some degree".
I merely stated a fact.