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Old 10-14-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Boxcar:" Except for popularity, I don't know the difference between a cult and a religion."
It's easy. A cult is the church down the street from yours that you don't like.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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Pizzafarian?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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So true...its never helped America in any way...it only helps/hurts whoever is running for prez
And that's the whole point of bringing it up.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:58 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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To be truthful, there was a time in history, not really so long ago, when Baptists were considered a heretical cult. In early America, Methodists persecuted Baptists. Of course, in Europe, Catholics persecuted all non-Catholics for centuries.
I think in Europe it was more Anglicans who went against Baptists as I'm not sure Baptists, as we're using the term, emerged much in Catholic lands. I don't think Lutherans were too fond of them either and Lutherans persecuted several groups. You may not have meant it but it could have sounded like Catholics were weird in persecuting non-members. Until maybe the 1700s it was pretty common to oppose religious dissent for fear dissent would lead to anarchy, confusion, souls damned, and all that.

And I'm not sure Methodists were significant in the US until a bit later, Baptists predate them. (I'm not Baptist so I'm not talking about any fringe theories here. I mean that the Baptists date from dissenting Anglicans in the early seventeenth century while Methodism is from around the early to mid-eighteenth century)
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Pizzafarian?
No no... that's just a sub-cult of The One True Religious Leader, the FSM. All Praise His Carbohydrarian Body! Talk about turning grass into pasta!

[Also see: Pastafarianism, Pregotists, PapaJohnists and Tortellinists, who are REALLY just a sub-cult of Spaghettians. Damn; is there no end to the outright prevarication-ism?]
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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Is he mormon, or any other type of Moderator cut: edit religion, what is her religions?
Herman Cain is a Southern Baptist, the same as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
In his own words:Herman Cain: T*H*E New Voice
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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He worships the AlMighty Dollar!

He believes in the teachings of Bishop Benjamin, Elderman Grant, and pastor Grant!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes Mr Cain is a Baptist and an associate pastor of Antioch Baptist church in Atlanta
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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Is he mormon, or any other type of Moderator cut: edit religion, what is her religions?
An aside:

You're online-- it would probably take less time for you to simply go to Herman Cain's Wikipedia page to find out his religious affiliation, reliably sourced, than to start this thread.


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Yep, took me about thirty seconds.

I'll even lead you part of the way there:
Herman Cain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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I mean that the Baptists date from dissenting Anglicans in the early seventeenth century while Methodism is from around the early to mid-eighteenth century)
Today's Baptists came from the Anabaptists who go back to well before the Protestant reformation.
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