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Gunhaver
05-18-2012, 13:51
Apparently this church feels they're above criticism.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/religious-liberty-woman-learns-criticize-the-church-the-church-will-sue-you/discrimination/2012/05/18/39742

But really, a small part of me wants to say it serves her right for getting involved with crazies like that in the first place. I hope the judge throws the case out.

Roering
05-18-2012, 15:32
Apparently this church feels they're above criticism.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/religious-liberty-woman-learns-criticize-the-church-the-church-will-sue-you/discrimination/2012/05/18/39742

But really, a small part of me wants to say it serves her right for getting involved with crazies like that in the first place. I hope the judge throws the case out.

First thing I thought of.
http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/raql_Hh_NmU/hqdefault.jpg

jtull7
05-18-2012, 16:58
A cult is an unpopular religion, whereas a religion is a popular cult.

juggy4711
05-18-2012, 18:07
A cult is an unpopular religion, whereas a religion is a popular cult.

Well said

DonGlock26
05-18-2012, 20:01
Sociological definitions of the term 'cult' ...

...include consideration of such factors as authoritarian leadership patterns, loyalty and commitment mechanisms, lifestyle characteristics, [and] conformity patterns (including the use of various sanctions in connection with those members who deviate).

http://cultfaq.org/cultfaq-perspectives.html

juggy4711
05-18-2012, 20:43
Where did this trend of selecting definitions for words by what benefits one's argument come from? Choosing a definition that has come about threw New Speak is disingenuous. Etymologically a cult is: a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.

Religions are cults, cults are religions. Rock. Stone.

Paul7
05-18-2012, 22:08
Where did this trend of selecting definitions for words by what benefits one's argument come from? Choosing a definition that has come about threw New Speak is disingenuous. Etymologically a cult is: a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.

Religions are cults, cults are religions. Rock. Stone.

"The word cult in current popular usage usually refers to a new religious movement or other group whose beliefs or practices are considered abnormal or bizarre."

That makes your world-view a cult in my eyes.

void *
05-18-2012, 23:17
"The word cult in current popular usage usually refers to a new religious movement or other group whose beliefs or practices are considered abnormal or bizarre."

... by a people who a majority of which are currently members of religions that were at one time considered abnormal or bizarre ...


Although, word usage does change over time.