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MiniMandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-05 12:31 AM
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3. It might depend on the cult.
You never know what those crazy people might think of next. The religious people might ask for more... and if you don't pay up, you might get whacked.

Oy. My logic isn't right. Sorry.
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  -What's the difference between religion and cult? MiniMandaRuth  Dec-03-05 12:28 AM   #0 
  - Nothing, really...  drhilarius   Dec-03-05 12:29 AM   #1 
  - It might depend on the cult.  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:31 AM   #3 
     - I always imagine the heaven's gate cult...  drhilarius   Dec-03-05 12:34 AM   #7 
        - I've HEARD of scientology, but I have NO clue whatsoever of what it is.  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:38 AM   #10 
           - My friend, here's a good resource on Scientology...  drhilarius   Dec-03-05 12:41 AM   #12 
  - That is an excellent question  KitchenWitch   Dec-03-05 12:30 AM   #2 
  - Thank you KitchenWitch!  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:32 AM   #5 
     - Do you remember David Koresh and the Branch Davidians?  KitchenWitch   Dec-03-05 12:33 AM   #6 
        - I think I'm too young to remeber that...  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:36 AM   #9 
           - I keep forgetting you are the same age as my son  KitchenWitch   Dec-03-05 12:39 AM   #11 
              - Ooo! Is your son hot?  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:42 AM   #13 
                 - Yeah!  KitchenWitch   Dec-03-05 12:44 AM   #14 
                    - Teehee!  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:46 AM   #15 
                       - True enough  KitchenWitch   Dec-03-05 12:47 AM   #16 
                          - My favorite phrase for school is 'You learn something new every hour."  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:49 AM   #17 
  - Cults ask for your money all in one big lump-sum  HEyHEY   Dec-03-05 12:31 AM   #4 
  - Like scientologists...  drhilarius   Dec-03-05 12:35 AM   #8 
  - nothing  leftofthedial   Dec-03-05 12:55 AM   #18 
  - I think the main commanality in cults is cutting off members from the  nytemare   Dec-03-05 12:59 AM   #19 
  - *Nods in agreement*  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 01:00 AM   #20 
  - Thank you.  nytemare   Dec-03-05 01:03 AM   #22 
  - As a liberal Christian, I would agree that some of the fundie churches  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-03-05 01:26 PM   #47 
     - This is a good post.  Maat   Dec-03-05 05:00 PM   #60 
     - Yes, very scary that this is becoming somewhat acceptable.  nytemare   Dec-03-05 09:32 PM   #63 
  - A really, really big book.....  WCGreen   Dec-03-05 01:01 AM   #21 
  - OK, the traditional meaning has little to no negative connotations...  Solon   Dec-03-05 02:33 AM   #23 
  - Broad social acceptability  LeftyMom   Dec-03-05 02:34 AM   #24 
  - As brought up before  realisticphish   Dec-03-05 05:26 AM   #25 
  - At least 150 years.  Kickin_Donkey   Dec-03-05 05:55 AM   #26 
  - 1. Isolation from society at large. 2. Total control of members.  philosophie_en_rose   Dec-03-05 07:16 AM   #27 
  - IMO a religion lets you have a difference of an opinion  DanCa   Dec-03-05 07:19 AM   #28 
  - Which means that  MountainLaurel   Dec-03-05 11:05 AM   #30 
     - ah, but it is about obedience  hfojvt   Dec-03-05 11:16 AM   #31 
     - Point & match  GirlinContempt   Dec-03-05 11:21 AM   #33 
     - "Many" but not all.  DanCa   Dec-03-05 06:57 PM   #61 
  - The "respectability" of $$$$$$$$$$$$$  mitchum   Dec-03-05 11:01 AM   #29 
  - Yeah, another thread!  Strong Atheist   Dec-03-05 11:17 AM   #32 
  - It's okay. I'll let you steal one of my threads.  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 12:45 PM   #40 
     - Ok! nt.  Strong Atheist   Dec-03-05 01:07 PM   #43 
  - I depends upon the person viewing it. Which is why I tread lightly  MrsGrumpy   Dec-03-05 11:21 AM   #34 
  - I think the child is an impresario, Mrs. Grumpy!  PassingFair   Dec-03-05 12:55 PM   #41 
     - I'm a person who finaces and sets up concerts?  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 01:15 PM   #44 
     - Yes, you're an orchestrator and a playa'  PassingFair   Dec-03-05 01:23 PM   #46 
        - Whoops. Don't let my mom hear the last part!  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 01:28 PM   #48 
           - Something gives me the feeling that you would get along really well  MrsGrumpy   Dec-03-05 01:46 PM   #52 
     - She's got gumption.  MrsGrumpy   Dec-03-05 01:51 PM   #53 
  - There's no difference, except...  IMModerate   Dec-03-05 11:36 AM   #35 
  - About five letters  skygazer   Dec-03-05 11:42 AM   #36 
  - The real distinction is a matter of degree, I think...  PassingFair   Dec-03-05 01:05 PM   #42 
     - My mom died in 1975  skygazer   Dec-03-05 04:01 PM   #56 
        - Ooops,  PassingFair   Dec-03-05 04:43 PM   #57 
  - mainly money  Vidar   Dec-03-05 12:27 PM   #37 
  - religious beliefs are supposed to help you in daily life, a cult  liontamer   Dec-03-05 12:36 PM   #38 
  - Religions have batter picnics.  Blue-Jay   Dec-03-05 12:38 PM   #39 
  - Cults are usually centered around a charismatic leader who demands  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-03-05 01:20 PM   #45 
  - It's very sad....  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-03-05 01:29 PM   #49 
  - True..  mvd   Dec-04-05 08:32 PM   #64 
  - Flavor of Kool-Aid.  Arkana   Dec-03-05 01:30 PM   #50 
  - Cults are also very proactive in their recruiting n/t  u4ic   Dec-03-05 01:34 PM   #51 
  - Worldly Possessions  Horus45   Dec-03-05 01:52 PM   #54 
  - Time and Acceptance = the difference between cult and religion  Neil Lisst   Dec-03-05 02:00 PM   #55 
  - I'd say the the number of members  Reverend_Smitty   Dec-03-05 04:47 PM   #58 
  - Money & power  baldguy   Dec-03-05 04:53 PM   #59 
  - For the record, Exmormon.org has a brief but good explanation.  BlueIris   Dec-03-05 08:40 PM   #62 
  - Tax exemption status  MrScorpio   Dec-04-05 08:33 PM   #65 
  - Bingo. n/t  Oregonian   Dec-05-05 11:08 AM   #68 
  - Cults don't get faith based grants from bushie McChucklenuts  burythehatchet   Dec-04-05 08:41 PM   #66 
  - longevity  Deep13   Dec-05-05 08:21 AM   #67 
  - In my personal definition...  Prag   Dec-05-05 11:13 AM   #69 
  - Classic answer: a religion has more members.  sinkingfeeling   Dec-05-05 11:14 AM   #70 
  - According to Tom Wolfe: A cult is a religion with no political power  kick-ass-bob   Dec-05-05 11:15 AM   #71 
  - perspective n/t  anarch   Dec-05-05 11:49 AM   #72 
 

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