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Buzzov*en 04-06-2011 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban Hatemonger (Post 1032262)
Could just as easily say the same thing about someone who blindly knocks it even thought it obviously works for a lot of people.

I'm not religious in the slightest, doesn't mean I can't see the good that it does in people who want it.

I don't blindly knock it. If I did I would not have actual reasons for hating it.
I don't see good in religion at all regardless of the so called good it does for people.

Religion is nothing more than a cult.

Scarlett O'Hara 04-06-2011 07:28 PM

Wow, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Summarising EVERY religion as a cult. Sorry can't say I live in the wood and get anal raped by a guy who claims he's Jesus.

Buzzov*en 04-06-2011 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1032300)
Wow, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Summarising EVERY religion as a cult. Sorry can't say I live in the wood and get anal raped by a guy who claims he's Jesus.

Go look up the definition of a cult before you make such idiotic comments. Just because you are religious and your religion (along with every other one) falls under the definition of a cult does not make me stupid or what I said untrue.

Janszoon 04-06-2011 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1032300)
Wow, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Summarising EVERY religion as a cult. Sorry can't say I live in the wood and get anal raped by a guy who claims he's Jesus.

I realize that adherents of larger religions often use the word "cult" in a pejorative sense against less popular beliefs. But when you look at the actual meaning of the word there's really no reason it can't be applied to a larger religion as well:

From Merriam-Webster:
1. formal religious veneration : worship
2. a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
3. a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents

Scarlett O'Hara 04-06-2011 09:19 PM

Well when I hear cult I don't see the latter. Excuse me for not wanting to be associated with the term. Even though it means and entire body, when someone refers to it as a cult and nothing else, it is insulting.

I am sick of people trying to constantly bag religion to me all the time. I am not forcing anyone to give a **** about my beliefs. I don't bang on about Atheists do I?

Janszoon 04-06-2011 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1032342)
Well when I hear cult I don't see the latter. Excuse me for not wanting to be associated with the term. Even though it means and entire body, when someone refers to it as a cult and nothing else, it is insulting.

I think the fact that word "cult" is viewed as an insult says more about how religions treat each other than it does about anything else.

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1032342)
I am sick of people trying to constantly bag religion to me all the time. I am not forcing anyone to give a **** about my beliefs. I don't bang on about Atheists do I?

You don't and I very much appreciate that about you. :) But unfortunately you're not the norm.

Scarlett O'Hara 04-06-2011 09:32 PM

Thanks. :D

Wish I was. There is a lot of dip****s out there. I've just moved past them and done it my own way.

Janszoon 04-06-2011 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1032350)
Thanks. :D

Wish I was. There is a lot of dip****s out there. I've just moved past them and done it my own way.

I just wish that particular brand of dipshit didn't wield so much political power. :(

Scarlett O'Hara 04-06-2011 09:39 PM

Amen to that. ;)

Howard the Duck 04-06-2011 11:26 PM

I'm a cult onto myself. I'm a Gnostic Christian with my own set of beliefs.


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