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Old 03-01-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Religions are all the same, I think the JW's are easy to spot, thus easy for other christian groups to single out and point out their differences. As an Atheist I donít have different views on most protestant religions. I see them as myth based, and a waste of time. Some other christian religious cults I see as much more dangerous than JWís.
They are all the same,I don't think so.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Not really. I'm using the socially accepted definition of a cult in this case. As far as I'm concerned, all religions are cults.
You need to look up the definition of cult.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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what do you think of Jehovah Witnesses?
not much
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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You need to look up the definition of cult.
A cult is generally a group with beliefs that are considered unusual. The problem with that is social conditioning decides what is and isn't "unusual". If you had never heard of the Bible until you were in your 20's or 30's, you'd find the stories unusual.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Here is an example of a cult ,so far out of mainstream of Christianity and and at the same time they have a charismatic leader who once headed the congregation and his name being Jim Jones.


Jonestown, Jim Jones and the People's Temple

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I think the only thing that separates cults from accepted religions is how long they have been in existence.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:01 AM
 
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my cousins are JWs and they asked me to start going to their congregation with them. i would feel bad if i said no so i went ahead and told them i would go. i'm moving in 3 months anyway so what the heck. i personally don't believe in anything that their religion teaches nor am i even religious. i just figured i would humor them the last few months i'm here. so my questions: what do you think of JWs? and has anyone else done something similar to what i am doing just to please family or friends?



JWs are unique cult, and I say that, because they are one of the few that I know that rewrote the Bible to fit their religious beliefs. Anytime they saw something in the Bible that their leadership did not agree with, they called it an error. And because of that, they would often remove a word, or sometimes even an entire verse to get the Scripture to read to their likeing. Their Bible is called "The New World Translation", and it has been condemned by numerous world Bible scholars. And that's because it is more of a perversion, than a translation.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:20 AM
 
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A cult is generally a group with beliefs that are considered unusual. The problem with that is social conditioning decides what is and isn't "unusual". If you had never heard of the Bible until you were in your 20's or 30's, you'd find the stories unusual.
So for a Burmese, who has ever only heard of Buddhism, everything from Hinduism to atheism would be cultic. But for Westerners, who can hardly travel very far without seeing a pointed building claimed to exist for the sake of Christ, Christianity cannot possibly be a cult.

Now JWs claim to be Christians, but say that everyone else who is not a JW cannot be a Christian. So JWs in effect makes themselves cultic by saying that the society norm is a falsehood.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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They are all the same,I don't think so.
They are all cults, all meet the definition, all control their followers. If anything the JW are a less dangerous cult than those who claim not to be. I have never heard of a JW crusade, or a JW inquisition, and witch hunts. Canít say that for the main stream christians.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:39 AM
 
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They are all cults, all meet the definition, all control their followers.

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control their followers? Can we see evidence?

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If anything the JW are a less dangerous cult than those who claim not to be. I have never heard of a JW crusade, or a JW inquisition, and witch hunts.

JWs have.

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Canít say that for the main stream christians.
Absurd nonsense!
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