Are All Religions Cults?

A pastor introducing Rick Perry at the Lack of Any Real Values Voter Summit claimed that Mormonism is a cult and Romney was not a Christian.

Being curious, I looked up the definition of the word ‘cult’ in my word processor.


cult [kult]
(plural cults)
1.  religion: a system of religious or spiritual beliefs, especially an informal and transient belief system regarded by others as misguided, unorthodox, extremist, or false, and directed by a charismatic, authoritarian leader.
2.  religious group: a group of people who share religious or spiritual beliefs, especially beliefs regarded by others as misguided, unorthodox, extremist, or false

Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2005 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

There were seven different definitions.  I am looking at the first two.

If Jesus was not ‘charismatic’ then nobody ever has been or will be.  And if you believe in the story of a virgin giving birth from a bunch of bronze age bearded goat herders, well I would suggest your belief system is so shallow and uncritical that you would believe any fast talking shyster that came along.

And I am part of the ‘others‘ in #2 above and I view the followers of the christian religion to be severely misguided.  I mean, rising from the dead?  You have got to be shittin me. Seriously.

No, don’t get me wrong, folks.  I am NOT saying there is no Supreme Being ( God ), but I am also not saying there is.  There may be.  I do not know.  But what I do believe is that all of these folks selling religion are lazy hucksters that do not want to do real work.  They just want to tell every one that do not believe as they do, that they are sinners and will go to hell.

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One Comment on “Are All Religions Cults?”

  1. Old Jules Says:

    Got me laughing here. Hell man, Christians are no different than anyone else, workwise.. anywise at all when they tend their own affairs and don’t trying evangelizing people who don’t want evangelized. As for virgin birth, who cares other than those who choose to believe it. Probably that’s the most harmless belief in the entire Pantheon of Christian beliefs. Yeah, some are hucksters, but a lot of them are solid people. Same as Mormons, Muslims, occasionally even atheists.

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