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  • Raised Mormon and I'm pretty sure it is a cult

    A cult is a group that imposes a type of standard (outfits, actions, pledges, etc) on its members and in return pledges something that it cannot grant like everlasting life, Armageddon, interpreting the will of the lord, and such. Every religion has cult-like qualities to be honest. Feel free to read through the strength of youth pamphlet if you need an specific examples of cult-like requirements and expectations.

  • Depends on how you define "cult."

    "Cult" can be defined in a few different ways, and I figure if there's at least one way that it applies to Mormonism, then Mormonism is a cult in at least one sense. I doubt that Mormonism is a cult in the psychological sense, but I definitely think Mormonism is a cult in the theological sense. That is, it claims to be Christian while advocating doctrines that are contrary to Christianity. They are also a cult in the broad sense of the word, which is just to say that they are a religion. All religions are cults in the broad sense because "cult" and "religion" mean the same thing.

  • Your perception may vary.

    Cult is a rather nebulous term, but the definition I tend to assume and use indicates a religious movement with bizarre practices and beliefs, perhaps coupled with troubling tendencies in those practices. While Mormonism attempts to present a good face, it is relatively recent, puts a very strange spin on the Christian faith, and has a reputation for causing difficulties for those who try and leave it. All this means that it is at least too close for comfort in my opinion.

  • Yes it is a cult.

    The definition of a cult is a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies. Most religions fall under this constraint, and Mormonism is no exception. People typically use the term cult to reference a religion that is abusive or peculiar. Well, Mormonism also fits that description in that its book is a ridiculous tomb of lies written by a known swindler.

  • It is a cult!

    It is a cult because they make you say it is "true" in your "testimony" and that kind of blind faith is very bad there is no room to search out for yourself if it is true. With all the the things about the book of Abraham the d & c and the stuff about the book of Mormon having horses and steel and wheat and barley in the America's it is obvious that the the people never existed and the whole church is based on a lie. It is very sad that the lie is still going on to this day.

  • Of Course it's a Cult.

    It is quite clear that Mormonism is a cult. It claims to be Christian but certainly isn't. The Bible is clear about adding and taking away from scripture and if this happens it becomes a false Gospel. Mormonism has another three books of scripture that contradict each other and the Bible. The Apostle Paul makes it clear in his epistles that if anyone preaches another Gospel it is false.

    Mormonism teaches that God is a man, mankind can become gods, they reject the Trinity, you are only saved if you follow the commandments/teachings of the Mormon Church etc. The Bible rejects all of these teachings.

    Posted by: JATW
  • Not a cult

    The LDS is church is no more a "cult" than any other Christian denomination such as Protestantism and Catholicism. A cult is any system of religious worship. Those that think otherwise should actually read a book or do some credible research besides clicking on the first link you find after a google search.

  • Not a cult

    The LDS is church is no more a "cult" than any other Christian denomination such as Protestantism and Catholicism. A cult is any system of religious worship. Those that think otherwise should actually read a book or do some credible research besides clicking on the first link you find after a google search.

  • Um..... Then Judaism and Catholicism is too....

    Since the definition of cult according to google.Com says that a cult is a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object, we can count every religion in the world as a cult. Plus, a cult is a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister, and since Mormons add up to 15,372,337 people all over the world, I think you can check this one OFF your list.

  • This is Connotatively speaking

    Denotatively by the Webster dictionary, every single religion (maybe minus hindus and the like) is a cult. Every one. Connotatively speaking, cult is more akin to behavior such as ripping out the heart of a man over a pit of fire (courtesy of Indiana Jones). This is almost always what people think of when they are describing a cult and it is simply innacurate. The LDS church promotes nothing but healthy, charitable and good standards, and I defy anybody to prove otherwise. The comment section is open.

  • No...

    Mormons (like me) are people. Joseph Smith was just as much a thief or swindler as Christ was. Mormons have not supported polygamy for 200+ years. Mormons were the only group to have their constitutional right to practice religion freely denied! Mormons are Christians and we have high standards. And once you see reason call us by our real name. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (and next time you leave a comment about mormons being a "cult", leave your name you coward!)

  • No, the "Mormon" religion is not a cult.

    Heretical teachings/beliefs is merely a theological vantage point. To mainstream Christianity, there may be some teachings, when seen out of context or without any justification, that can be considered cult-like. However, strange beliefs very from person to person. Catholicism can be a cult if you believe that some of the traditions that they practice are strange. So, heresy, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder and entirely subjective.

  • No, mainstream Mormonism is not a cult.

    The official Mormon church is not a cult anymore than Catholicism or Judaism are cults. While there are splinter groups that are cult-like, they do not represent the vast majority of Mormons. While their faith is slightly different than other Christian denominations, that alone does not make them a cult. Members are free to leave, do not have to give all their worldly goods to the church, and are not controlled by the church's leadership.


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