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'Christian' and other Religious Cults In America and around the World

Updated on October 15, 2016
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Just an observation

'Cults in America' is strictly an observation regarding various religious organizations. Call them what you may, they all tout their wares based on the same premises: fear, hatred, intolerance, bigotry, etc...

On Temptation:

My philosophy as reiterated by Robert A. Heinlein:

"Always yield to temptation -- it may not pass your way again."

The Pot calling the Kettle Black!!??

I suppose i will be called both contumacious (stubbornly disobedient) and controversial (as well as evil) for writing this one, but the amusing aspects of the subject are too compelling not to address. I guess i can admit that sometimes temptation just gets the better of me. This is one of those times.

I have had some acutely snide and narrow minded insulting comments in response to my "attitude" toward modern day religions; more precisely toward "Christianity' as interpreted by some 'christian' readers.

Apparently it is OK to show disdain in respect to these "other religions", but when i appear to show any proclivity toward lumping Christianity with all those others, it merits death threats and promises of eternal hell fire (or is this just Christianity at its 'best'?).

In my view, Christianity and Islam-ism belong in the same category with all other organized religions. Or, to paraphrase: All organized religions are in the category of "cults" in the bad sense of that word.

Recognizing Cults

Most people view cults as groups that are recognizably destructive to its members.

The larger more well known and more prominent cults as marked (defined) by size of their membership and duration of existence are no less manipulative and controlling than their newer and smaller counterparts. (so you see; size and duration does matter after all).

Mainstream people view 'cults' ,as the media references, by the notorious activities of such "churches" as: David Koresh and the Davidians; Jim Jones and the People's Temple; or Marshall Applewhite and Heaven's Gate.

From the basic christian mentality, or point of view, the top 10 most dangerous groups in America are: (listed in no particular order). (The following list is from Christian.Org). {Just by sticking the word [christain] somewhere in the title does not make it as benign as they would wish to appear. }

1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - formed in 1830's

2. United Pentecostal Church - formed in 1945

3. Christianity Identity Movement (Aryan nation, Klu Klux Klan, Etc..)

4. The Nation of Islam (black Muslims) - formed in 1930's

5. The Family (Children of God)

6. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah Witness) - formed in 1970's

7. Church of Scientology

8. The 12 Tribes - formed in 1970's

9. The International Churches of Christ - formed in 1978

10. The Holy Spirit Associates for the Unification of World Christianity - formed in 1954 by the infamous Sun Myung Moon (the moonies).

They go on to describe these organizations in more detail, which is rather superfluous here.

All of these (religions), (churches), (cults), {All synonymous}, are purportedly extremely manipulative, controlling, authoritarian and proclaim themselves to be the "one and only true religion".

Child abuse or religious teaching?

A rose by any other name is still just a rose

My question here is this:

Besides these above listed "menaces" to society, can anyone name one religion, past or present, that does not fit into these categories as well???

Longevity of a cult's (religion's) existence does not give it more credence than any other factor. The basic truth of the matter is that every single (individual) religious entity has their own indoctrination and brainwashing techniques.

The most insidious and indelibly entrenched entities are those that have survived for centuries by indoctrinating and brainwashing their unsuspecting innocent children, generation after generation, to perpetuate that mind control, mainly by using the 'fear factor' and/or the 'guilt factor".

This history is the worst kind of psychological child abuse i can imagine.

This in itself constitutes a crime against humanity in its most base and offensive form. Like a cancer permeating society that is unchecked, unstoppable, indefeasible and most of all indefensible. This practice is one of the greatest crimes ever perpetrated and continuously perpetuated against society throughout the history of man. All this is just an exercise in control by the use, or rather, the abuse of power over people.

The Creator must be looking down on this farce either in awe of the stupidity of man, or in sheer amusement of the ignorance of humanity.

Either way, he obviously sees no need to intervene, probably in hopes that mankind will annihilate itself, with the hope that the next time around will produce a society with the thirst for knowledge, peace, love and harmony that man is meant to share with each other.

All in all, i cannot believe that there is any pride in the Creator for 'creating' such a sorry society that exists on this planet today.

by: d.william

© 2011 d.william


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