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11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM
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There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.
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11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.
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11/4/2011 6:41:25 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.

You do realise you are p1ssing on the English language.

Christian is a religion, Protestant, Catholic, Mormon are all religions. If this makes you unhappy then that is your problem.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 6:44:31 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

You must have some need for that to be so.

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11/4/2011 6:47:35 AM
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If we can't refer to Christianity as a Religion because it is a broad religious category then we can't call Islam, Judaisim, Hinduism, Bhuddism or Satanism religions either.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 7:19:00 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:47:35 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
If we can't refer to Christianity as a Religion because it is a broad religious category then we can't call Islam, Judaisim, Hinduism, Bhuddism or Satanism religions either.

Well, perhaps but now you're into sociological constructs not theological. American Patriotism is a religion in your construct. Buddhist would probably not classify themselves as a religion. Judaism has Three branches but SHARE the same core beliefs. (Christians used to be Jews) Does satanism have a theology?
What the heck...lets just call every group a religion, feminists, Democrats, Republicans, Sufi, Lawyers, any group with a set of rules governing their actions.
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11/4/2011 7:23:08 AM
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At 11/4/2011 7:19:00 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:47:35 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
If we can't refer to Christianity as a Religion because it is a broad religious category then we can't call Islam, Judaisim, Hinduism, Bhuddism or Satanism religions either.

Well, perhaps but now you're into sociological constructs not theological. American Patriotism is a religion in your construct.

How so?

Buddhist would probably not classify themselves as a religion.

Well they do.

Judaism has Three branches but SHARE the same core beliefs. (Christians used to be Jews)

Christians did not use to be Jews, seriously... anyway the 26,000 branches of Christianity all share at least one belief.

Does satanism have a theology?
What the heck...lets just call every group a religion, feminists, Democrats, Republicans, Sufi, Lawyers, any group with a set of rules governing their actions.

Yea... why?

Lets just call a religion a religion?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 7:31:20 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not.

Looks like a religion, sounds like a religion, smells like a religion.........
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11/4/2011 8:51:48 AM
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At 11/4/2011 7:31:20 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not.

Looks like a religion, sounds like a religion, smells like a religion.........

So you agree it is an inference based on subjectivity?
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11/4/2011 9:11:21 AM
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At 11/4/2011 6:41:25 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.

You do realise you are p1ssing on the English language.

Christian is a religion, Protestant, Catholic, Mormon are all religions. If this makes you unhappy then that is your problem.

I agree but for cerebral to say someone is pissing on the English language when he doesn't realize reason and reasonable are based onthe same damn thing is truly pathetic.
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11/4/2011 10:51:48 AM
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At 11/4/2011 8:51:48 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 7:31:20 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not.

Looks like a religion, sounds like a religion, smells like a religion.........

So you agree it is an inference based on subjectivity?

Do you not know what language is?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 10:52:20 AM
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At 11/4/2011 9:11:21 AM, izbo10 wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:41:25 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.

You do realise you are p1ssing on the English language.

Christian is a religion, Protestant, Catholic, Mormon are all religions. If this makes you unhappy then that is your problem.

I agree but for cerebral to say someone is pissing on the English language when he doesn't realize reason and reasonable are based onthe same damn thing is truly pathetic.

Where did I say that?
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 2:31:27 PM
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At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

If any point here is valid, then I think you are confusing Christianity with Catholicism. If what you described is true, you are claiming Catholicism is not a religion because it is to broad of a view, which does not mean it still cannot be a religion; there are straight up Muslims, and then there are Muslim Sunnis, Muslin Shiites, and Muslim Sufi, all of which are a subset of Muslim...

For Catholicism it is similar;

Christian, Protestant, Mormon, Lutheran , etc. are all sub-religions to the main branch of Catholicism, Christianity just has different believes, such as that the bread and wine is actually Jesus blood and wine (every Sunday), while other sects only believe that it is just symbolic. The follow the same basic teachings, but have different views on some subjects. All Christians are Catholic, but not all Catholics are Christian, just because this is true does not make no considered an "actual religion".
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11/4/2011 2:39:57 PM
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At 11/4/2011 2:31:27 PM, Mikeee wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

If any point here is valid, then I think you are confusing Christianity with Catholicism. If what you described is true, you are claiming Catholicism is not a religion because it is to broad of a view, which does not mean it still cannot be a religion; there are straight up Muslims, and then there are Muslim Sunnis, Muslin Shiites, and Muslim Sufi, all of which are a subset of Muslim...

For Catholicism it is similar;

Christian, Protestant, Mormon, Lutheran , etc. are all sub-religions to the main branch of Catholicism, Christianity just has different believes, such as that the bread and wine is actually Jesus blood and wine (every Sunday), while other sects only believe that it is just symbolic. The follow the same basic teachings, but have different views on some subjects. All Christians are Catholic, but not all Catholics are Christian, just because this is true does not make no considered an "actual religion".

Actually true Catholics are Greek Orthodox.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 2:45:29 PM
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At 11/4/2011 2:39:57 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Actually true Catholics are Greek Orthodox.

Don't you mean a sect of Roman Catholic, opposed to Easter Orthodox? (I might be misinterpreting...)
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11/4/2011 3:18:26 PM
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At 11/4/2011 2:45:29 PM, Mikeee wrote:
At 11/4/2011 2:39:57 PM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
Actually true Catholics are Greek Orthodox.

Don't you mean a sect of Roman Catholic, opposed to Easter Orthodox? (I might be misinterpreting...)

The original Church was Catholic, the Roman Catholics broke away.
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11/4/2011 3:29:50 PM
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At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:

In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian.

Example of a so-called Christian denomination that does not accept this tenant?

There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

Which would make them of a non-Christian religion. That doesn't mean that Christianity itself is not a religion.

Christianity is undoubtedly a religion - there are different denominations of Christianity, but it is certainly a religion. Saying that Christianity is not a religion, but (for example) Catholicism is a religion is like saying that dogs are not canines, but Border Collies are.
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11/4/2011 3:30:09 PM
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At 11/4/2011 7:23:08 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:

Christians did not use to be Jews, seriously...

LOL. this
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11/4/2011 3:31:56 PM
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At 11/4/2011 9:11:21 AM, izbo10 wrote:

I agree but for cerebral to say someone is pissing on the English language when he doesn't realize reason and reasonable are based onthe same damn thing is truly pathetic.

Um, but "The Critique of Pure Reasonableness" doesn't have the same ring to it...
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11/4/2011 3:35:11 PM
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At 11/4/2011 6:44:31 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

You must have some need for that to be so.

"Make the lie big, say it often and the people will believe it."....Hitler

You just described your religion.

Here's an easy way to figure it out. Go find a dictionary, perferibly a thick heavy one. Then, look up "religion," then smack yourself in the head with the dictionary until you learn to put 2 and 2 together.
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11/4/2011 4:13:25 PM
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At 11/4/2011 6:41:25 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.

You do realise you are p1ssing on the English language.

Christian is a religion, Protestant, Catholic,
Mormon are all religions. If this makes you unhappy then that is your problem.

Morminism is a cult. Not Christianity.
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11/4/2011 4:16:23 PM
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At 11/4/2011 2:31:27 PM, Mikeee wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

If any point here is valid, then I think you are confusing Christianity with Catholicism. If what you described is true, you are claiming Catholicism is not a religion because it is to broad of a view, which does not mean it still cannot be a religion; there are straight up Muslims, and then there are Muslim Sunnis, Muslin Shiites, and Muslim Sufi, all of which are a subset of Muslim...

For Catholicism it is similar;

Christian, Protestant, Mormon, Lutheran , etc. are all sub-religions to the main branch of Catholicism, Christianity just has different believes, such as that the bread and wine is actually Jesus blood and wine (every Sunday), while other sects only believe that it is just symbolic. The follow the same basic teachings, but have different views on some subjects. All Christians are Catholic, but not all Catholics are Christian, just because this is true does not make no considered an "actual religion".

How many times do I have to say it ! Morminism is a cult not christanity !
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11/4/2011 4:20:17 PM
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At 11/4/2011 8:51:48 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 7:31:20 AM, Illegalcombatant wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not.

Looks like a religion, sounds like a religion, smells like a religion.........

So you agree it is an inference based on subjectivity?

What is your criteria for what makes something a "religion" then ?
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11/4/2011 4:23:22 PM
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Cult: a religion that has yet to hit some critical mass.
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11/4/2011 4:25:46 PM
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Cult: a religion that has yet to hit some critical mass.

I was thinking about sigging this, but I feel like my signature should be appropriated to a wall of shame.
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11/4/2011 6:17:18 PM
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At 11/4/2011 4:23:22 PM, bluesteel wrote:
Cult: a religion that has yet to hit some critical mass.

Or, religion: a really big cult that is, for some reason, socially acceptable.
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11/4/2011 6:22:28 PM
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At 11/4/2011 4:13:25 PM, Calvincambridge wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:41:25 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:39:03 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:20:55 AM, Cerebral_Narcissist wrote:
At 11/4/2011 6:10:51 AM, logicrules wrote:
There seems to be a desire among those who post here to make Christianity a religion, it is not. It is true that all Anglicans are Christian, however not all Christians are Anglican. In order to be a Christian one MUST accept that the person Jesus of the scripture is God and the messiah hoped for in Judaism. There are a few religions which have this as a tenant of their faith, but certainly not all who claim the title Christian. There are many who claim to be christian but are not because they do not accept this sine qua non of Christianity.

In what sense is Christianity not a religion? Christian is the broad religious category, anglican is the sub set.

Genus, species, specific difference (family).....Gorilla gorilla gorilla. Anglican is a subset, as such a religion. Christianity is a broad classification of many religions, each of which has its own theology(ies) and tenants of Belief. Thus Unitarians and Greek Orthodox are both Christian. No genus is a religion because it contains many religions.

You do realise you are p1ssing on the English language.

Christian is a religion, Protestant, Catholic,
Mormon are all religions. If this makes you unhappy then that is your problem.

Morminism is a cult. Not Christianity.

Whether or not something is a cult or not is immaterial to whether or not it is a religion, cult also has two meanings. The neutral and the perjorative. In the latter case cult does not apply, members are free to leave without fear of coercion.
I am voting for Innomen because of his intelligence, common sense, humility and the fact that Juggle appears to listen to him. Any other Presidential style would have a large sub-section of the site up in arms. If I was President I would destroy the site though elitism, others would let it run riot. Innomen represents a middle way that works, neither draconian nor anarchic and that is the only way things can work. Plus he does it all without ego trips.
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11/4/2011 6:44:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
True, but they are completely shunned from their community.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)
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11/4/2011 6:46:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Also, in some of the high profile polygamist communities, it's not so clear that people are allowed to freely leave.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into - Jonathan Swift (paraphrase)