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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-05 11:39 AM
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5. Cults are smaller. Don't have as much power.
If a cult gets big and powerful enough, it can become a religion.

Sociology texts generally discuss cults and religions. There are 2 other categories of religious organizations, but I can't remember them.
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  -Religions and cults; Strong Atheist  Nov-21-05 11:34 AM   #0 
  - Cults require you to give up all free will  AllegroRondo   Nov-21-05 11:36 AM   #1 
  - .  Strong Atheist   Nov-21-05 12:04 PM   #9 
  - Religions qualify for tax exemptions...?????  Neocondriac   Nov-21-05 11:37 AM   #2 
  - Also...  Orrex   Nov-21-05 11:39 AM   #4 
  - Cults are religions that began within the last century or two n/t  SteppingRazor   Nov-21-05 11:37 AM   #3 
  - Cults are smaller. Don't have as much power.  raccoon   Nov-21-05 11:39 AM   #5 
  - this is the best definition of cult  kwassa   Nov-21-05 11:42 AM   #6 
  - I just wondered how some of the religious folks  Strong Atheist   Nov-21-05 12:09 PM   #11 
     - I've read books about cults  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-21-05 12:25 PM   #15 
        - How do you read those books?  manic expression   Nov-21-05 02:43 PM   #18 
  - Religion = your beliefs, Cult = someone else's beliefs  Sandpiper   Nov-21-05 11:43 AM   #7 
  - LOL, I was going to say the same exact thing. n/t  Finder   Nov-21-05 11:49 AM   #8 
  - I agree, that is how most people  Strong Atheist   Nov-21-05 12:07 PM   #10 
  - Well put!! n/t  Midwest_Doc   Nov-21-05 12:37 PM   #16 
  - The Age of Reason, by Tom Paine  Sequoia   Nov-21-05 12:10 PM   #12 
  - ?  Strong Atheist   Nov-21-05 12:13 PM   #13 
     - Tid bit here:  Sequoia   Nov-21-05 04:07 PM   #19 
        - Thanks! nt.  Strong Atheist   Nov-22-05 06:10 AM   #22 
  - religions can become cults  ayeshahaqqiqa   Nov-21-05 12:22 PM   #14 
  - Advanced Bonewitz Cult Danger Evaluation Frame  TechBear_Seattle   Nov-21-05 02:14 PM   #17 
  - Definitions  catbert836   Nov-21-05 04:26 PM   #20 
  - Cults are centered on a charismatic leader who has  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-21-05 04:50 PM   #21 
  - It all depends what happens when you question authority...  hunter   Nov-22-05 01:30 PM   #23 
  - The sociological definition  salvorhardin   Nov-22-05 01:45 PM   #24 
  - "Strict Catholic", eh?  TechBear_Seattle   Nov-22-05 03:04 PM   #25 
     - Yes, the evolution of the word "cult" is interesting...  hunter   Nov-22-05 04:43 PM   #26 
     - And before them Cults of Isis and Dionysus, as well...  Solon   Nov-22-05 05:04 PM   #27 
  - Cult: Church down the street from yours...  Solon   Nov-22-05 05:05 PM   #28 
  - Interesting  Donald Ian Rankin   Nov-23-05 06:53 AM   #29 

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