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Ghislain
01-02-2016, 09:25 AM
I would say what I think, but then that would only be my subjective opinion.

Dictionary.com

Cult:

noun

1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers
3. the object of such devotion.
4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5. Sociology: a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.
6. a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
7. the members of such a religion or sect.

Religion:

noun

1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience
7. religions, Archaic. religious rites

School:

noun

1. an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age
2. an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
3. a college or university.
4. a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction
5. a session of such a course
6. the activity or process of learning under instruction, especially at a school for the young
7. one's formal education:

Are all religions cults?

Ghislain

Ghislain
01-02-2016, 10:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QavEOfgeOi4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk6m6Tb6wJ4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GjllKTRsLk

Ghislain

Ghislain
01-02-2016, 10:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG55ErfdaeY

Ghislain

Ghislain
01-02-2016, 12:05 PM
I wanted to find a for and against video for each religion, but while looking into Christianity I found so many conflicting views that it is impossible.

I haven't looked at Islam yet, but I guess I will find the same thing.

Ghislain

Awani
01-02-2016, 05:01 PM
Are all religions cults?

Without a doubt. That is why they are all bullshit.

The gods, wisdom and spiritual significance within all religions are 100 % worthy to pursue if so inclined, but the authority (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?4597-Who-is-the-true-authority) of the religions and the institutions are 0 % worthy to follow. IMO.

For example on Christmas Eve I was celebrating Jesus Christ and reading the Muslim Poet Rumi, and at the same time listening to the Hare Krisha mantra over and over again.

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