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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:00 PM

 

"A cult is a small, unpopular religion. A religion is a large, popular cult."



a comment someone made after this article.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/03/santorum-pastor-romneys-racist-religion.html

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Reply "A cult is a small, unpopular religion. A religion is a large, popular cult." (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Mar 2012 OP
backscatter712 Mar 2012 #1
NWHarkness Mar 2012 #6
Initech Mar 2012 #15
The Magistrate Mar 2012 #2
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #3
Poll_Blind Mar 2012 #4
Speck Tater Mar 2012 #5
Arugula Latte Mar 2012 #7
madrchsod Mar 2012 #8
_ed_ Mar 2012 #19
snooper2 Mar 2012 #21
excuse not to write Mar 2012 #9
Wellstone ruled Mar 2012 #10
petronius Mar 2012 #11
azurnoir Mar 2012 #12
rhett o rick Mar 2012 #13
ZombieHorde Mar 2012 #14
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #16
FSogol Mar 2012 #17
2ndAmForComputers Mar 2012 #18
LadyHawkAZ Mar 2012 #20

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:04 PM

1. What's the difference between a religion and a cult?

Religions have more real-estate.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:25 PM

6. Religions have college football teams.

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Response to NWHarkness (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:46 PM

15. And they're usually in small conferences that no one cares about.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:07 PM

2. That, Sir, Is A Thing Of Beauty

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. Fair enough.

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:14 PM

4. Too true. nt

PB

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

5. Wow! Beautifully put.

 

I've always believed that the world's most profound truths would fit on a bumper sticker. (Seriously! That's not meant to be a joke.)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 02:26 PM

7. It cracks me up when "mainstream" Christians call Mormonism a cult.

 

Pot, meet kettle.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

8. it cracks me up when people think i belong to a cult because i believe in religion

i guess i`m one of those brainwashed religious people who can not think for themselves.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:52 AM

19. Yes

Accepting truth claims without sufficient evidence has no place in the modern world.

What is the difference between your "religion" and a "cult?" From my perspective, it's a matter of size, but the fundamental value is the same: belief without sufficient evidence.

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Response to madrchsod (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:59 AM

21. You can think for yourself, just give it a shot...

Example, think about this, is your god made up of matter?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:12 PM

9. Yes

 

That sums it up quite nicely.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

10. What do you call a religon based on a novel that was stolen from a print shop?



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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

11. I always thought the rule was:

If I like you and your faith, it's a religion.

If I like you but not your faith, it's a sect.

If I dislike both you and your faith, it's a cult...

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:35 PM

12. words of truth indeed

not to mention short and to the point

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 03:41 PM

13. well said nm

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:26 PM

14. The saying is insulting to religious cults, but there is some truth to it. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:49 PM

16. Said the zombie to the zombies.

 

Yes, unfortunately you are correct, as is the OP.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 05:54 PM

17. Is this about Apple again?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Mar 11, 2012, 06:01 PM

18. The pro-Santorum pastor is correct about Mormons and Africans, though.

To paraphrase South Park, that's what they actually believe. Look it up.

Of course, the only reason he's able to see a nasty dogma in a religion is because it's not his religion.

The snarky comment cited by the OP is indeed 100% true.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2012, 09:58 AM

20. well put! n/t

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