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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:46 PM

10. Because it was Christians in the late Roman period that labeled...

traditionalists as country dwellers, and the term cult only developed an outright negative connotation in the past 40 years or so.

Many older religious sects actually are called cults, not out of anything inherently negative in the term, but to refer to their size and dedication of their members, the Cult of Isis, for example, which was popular at one time with women. The Cult of Mithras was popular with Roman soldiers, etc.

What separates Christians from these groups? Not much, indeed Christianity, was, just like religions before it, adaptable, and like them, co-opted imagery and beliefs from the religions around it to attain popularity.

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