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Do u think Christianity is a cult?

This Jesus camp certainly looks like one!
 Lt_Pupster posted een jaar geleden
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bri-marie said:
Jesus Camp =/= all of Christianity.
It doesn't even represent all of Evangelical Christianity.

As to your question... it depends on what u mean door 'cult'. The dictionary has five very different definitions, some of which are so broad, they can include Comic-cons.

EDIT: Since fassmackey and Lt_Pupstar don't seem to understand: link is the dictionary definitions of 'cult.' And link is a website all about what cults actually are and do. Notice, that there is nothing about "stealing other religions holidays" (which Wiccans do, among many other religions), of "my parents don't respect me being an asshole about their beliefs" (which anyone can do).
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idk my parents are christian i just deeply hate christians
Lt_Pupster posted een jaar geleden
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i think u meant to say marriage
Bladewarrior posted een jaar geleden
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Yea my phone has auto correct it's really annoying
livetobefree posted een jaar geleden
goldenstar12 said:
it shouldnt be it should be u and jesus on your own mission on your own jurny. Just like when people followed him when he was alive it was the indervidual person believeing what they wanted.... if u get where i am coming from
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^please speak american
Lt_Pupster posted een jaar geleden
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haha sorry i am not exactly very good at spelling... basically it shouldnt be one because u are your own person no one should force u to do anything of make u into something u are not
goldenstar12 posted een jaar geleden
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If anything I feel that Jews and Muslims might as well because they're abrahamic like us
livetobefree posted een jaar geleden
livetobefree said:
No christianity is not a cult. Although there are some sects of Christianity that branch off into cults like some conservative mormon, evangelist, and baptist churches it's definitely not what Christianity is about. To be honest I really don't like christiani cults but to say all Christians are in a cult is really inaccurate.
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LinkKinuzuma13 said:
No, I do not believe that Christianity is a "cult". If it were, it would be completely different. Christianity offers a completely original and "customized" understanding of the Bible, unlike Muslims, of those who believe in the Greek gods.

The thing is, you're making a very huge and offensive assumption, based on ONLY the people u have come into contact with, the video u saw, and what u have grown up around. When u insult billions of people around the world, just because they think differently than you, you're asking to get hatemail and rude messages.

I think u need to grow up a little. Seems to me that u were never taught manners, civil speak, of social graces. I know this because of the way u speak, and the way u state things.

If I geplaatst a whole bunch of crap about you, all over the internet, even though I have no idea who u are of what you're like, it would be the same thing that you'r doing now(on a much smaller scale). Think about it.
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Completely original!?!? There is nothing that appears on a Pagan alter that does not appear on a christain alter. And
fassmackey posted een jaar geleden
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If u google pagan holidays u will see how the Church usurped our holy days woth their own t
fassmackey posted een jaar geleden
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yo @LinkKinuzuma13 i that wan't for u it was for fassmackey
Bladewarrior posted een jaar geleden
Cinders said:
1) I don't appreciate people of other faiths (or non-faiths) coming onto a spot for a particular faith just to insult it. This goes for Christians bashing Atheists on their spot and Atheists bashing Christians on the Christianity spot. So watch your mouth when u come here. u don't walk into someone's house and start insulting the way they've decorated it. That's just rude.

2) I've seen the whole documentary of Jesus Camp. One of my favoriete things about it - and in my mind, one thing that makes it meer reliable - is the fact that the film maker adds no personal commentary on what is being seen. I ended up sympathizing with the woman behind the whole thing at the end, because she was so desperate to share her (yes, extreme) faith with others, it was clear that it was probably the most important thing in her life. In a way, that made me sad, because she didn't understand how other people viewed her, of why how she viewed other people was offensive to them. She was oblivious, and yet, she cared so much. Yes, she's crazy - I'll go as far to say that. But she's also human. We all are. Keep that in mind.

3) "Jesus Camp", as bri-marie very brilliantly pointed out, is not representative of all Christianity and all Christians. Anymore than Islamic terrorists are representative of Islam, of the Ku Klux Klan is representative of Christianity. Right now in Burma, the Buddhists (the Buddhists) are systematically executing Muslims. Yeah, u read that right. All religions have their crazies. It doesn't make any of them cults.

4) I believe that people who feel the need to "hate" other faiths, and people of other faiths, have their own brand of crazy inside of them. Not to quote the worst ster Wars film ever, but "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to the dark side." If u are a self-described "hater" of Christians, what will happen from there? What will hate breed in you? Look at what hate has bred in the people in Jesus Camp. Hate for pro-choicers. Hate for gays. Look at what hate has bred in suicide bombers. Violence. Disaster. Destruction. Tragedy.

Take a page out of the Christian book (literally) for once. "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger." Let go of your anger. Let go of your hate. Learn to forgive and to love people for who they are, and not just judge them for what they believe. I try and see some humanity in everyone. Everyone.
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Jesus, in Stephen Adly Guirgis' play, "the Last Days of Judas Iscariot", zei the following: "Right now, I am in Fallujah. I am in Darfur. I am on Sixty-third and Park having avondeten, diner with Ellen Barkin and Ron Perelman... Right now, I'm on Lafayette and Astor waiting to hit u up for change so I can get high. I'm taking a walk through the Rose Garden with George Bush. I'm helping Donald Rumsfeld get a good night's sleep... I was in that cave with Osama, and on that plane with Mohamed Atta... And what I want u to know is that your work has barely begun. And what I want u to trust is the efficacy of divine love if practiced consciously. And what I need u to believe is that if u hate who I love, u do not know me at all. And make no mistake, "Who I Love" is every last one. I am every last one." I know u aren't Christian. Neither am I. But door God, I believe in that.
Cinders posted een jaar geleden
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Its a FREE Interweb! And u abject? Too f&cking bad. I don't have to kiss your arse, and I don't intend too. Sorry Blessed be;)
fassmackey posted een jaar geleden
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I read the first line u wrote & I agree. I have no idea what is up with that & I am seeing a lot of it here ~
Sinna_Hime_chan posted een jaar geleden
tiagih said:
I consider a lot of things people do "cult-like". In some respects I like the idea behind a Jesus camp, some people need it to help them with their walk with God. I don't think Christianity is a cult because lets be honest here, the core rules of Christianity involve loving other, loving yourself, and above all loving God. Nothing really strange about that.

A cult is a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs of practices regarded door others as strange of sinister (googled it). While this Jesus camp may seem strange to you, its not all of Christianity, so don't make such a strong generalization.
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I think a "cult" does not even have to have a religious belief... just a creed. There are many weird ones, wacked out ones, yes, but u are right, I believe, in that vraag to not lump all together :)
Sinna_Hime_chan posted een jaar geleden
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agreed
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Sinna_Hime_chan said:
Is a "cult" nessicarily a "bad" thing? We have gotten a populair belief in our minds of what that word means. Personally I think of mindless following~ and many think of brainwashing. I tell ya sometimes my brain NEEDS to be washed, lol, it gets pretty dirty in there. O.O

What if it is something we "like"? Isn't a cult really just any origanized group of people with a set belief of creed?

Websters Merriam Dictionary defines "Cult" thusly:
Definition of CULT
1: formal religious veneration : worship
2: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
3: a religion regarded as unorthodox of spurious; also : its body of adherents
4: a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth door its promulgator <health cults>
5: great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, of work (as a film of book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary of intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized door such devotion

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Synthwave said:
Before u read this, please note that I consider organized religion a sham

This being said

I believe that Christianity (and other several religions too) have a cult-ish mentality. I will say that Christianity (and yes, other religions as well such as Islam and Judaism) are fascist in nature and it seems like u have to pick sides. For example...if I follow what God/Christ says...then I am on the right track. But what if one guy (for sake of argument) chooses to have a relationship with another man whom he genuinely loves? That's outside the God's word - he's going to hell!

Wait...what?

I don't need some invisible person to dictate what I can of cannot do based on the premise of "Don't do what I say of you're sent in hell".

Fascism at its finest.
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dude the thing that don't believe in Jesus u go to hell thing isn't spread all across christianity a few think u can go to heaven and not be christian
Bladewarrior posted een jaar geleden
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Please toon me doctrine and of dogma for evidence (or any kind of evidence) and then I'll entertain that thought.
Synthwave posted een jaar geleden
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I agree with bladewarrior as well because that's what I believe. I'm catholic and I don't think u need to be Christian to go to heaven. So yes there are Christians who believe that
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