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Response to deucemagnet (Reply #46)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

48. historical precedence

The bible is a historical document with proven elements. That cult guy was a douche.

Actually, I think some of them had doubts toward the end, especially with the suicide pact. In any case, they were as you said, misled. They weren't following the bible or God's word. If any of them had taken the time, they could have seen through their cult leader for being a douche. But he hand picked them based on insecurity and loneliness then manipulated and destroyed them to fulfill his own delusions. I think that's why most cults end in death. If they don't kill the followers they end up realizing it's BS and moving on.

I would say a big difference is I am certain I won't have to commit suicide, unless it is a personal sacrifice to save another life. If anything I am encouraged to do good things for others. Even if you suppose I was wrong about my faith, what have I lost? I have tried to better myself and follow a positive path. I have tried to love others and not hate or discriminate. I think that in itself is a good thing.

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