• Yes ban cults in the U.S.A.

    What people don't understand about cults is that people don't have the freedom to believe whatever they want within them. Comparing a religion that gives a person the freedom to believe whatever they want, to leave without punishment, to a cult that holds control over the individuals beliefs, punishes them for leaving, breaks up families, and demands lifelong devotion is blatant ignorance. We should not allow cults the freedom to have that much control over an individual's life while that individual lives in a country that boasts on giving their citizens freedom. The lack of action on the part of the U.S. government is an admonition to religious abuse, that what these cults are doing is ok. The U.S. government is therefore giving freedom to abusers than to each individual citizen.

  • Forced to believe in one way, isolating if you don't.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses use adults and children as free labor, many that are handicapped or merely exist in poverty . . . Devote an exponential amount of hours every year accepting "donations" for literature they are panhandling.

    When members ask too many questions, express their dissatisfaction with the rules and teachings of this cult . . . They suffer greatly!!!

    Many lose their employment, they are forcibly cast out and shunned by their families and friends, and die from no blood transfusions.

    A GREAT unknown number of Pedophiles lurk among the Jehovah's Witnesses, as they do not pursue child sex offenders . . . Rather they hide and protect them. The sex abuse scandal among the hierarchy of Jehovah's Witnesses is being investigated in many countries as we speak. The current members are so brainwashed that they refuse to believe it, even if it's on the news channels.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses "love bomb" newcomers, enticing them in order to gain new recruits. Easy targets are the mentally ill, elderly that are lonesome, single mothers, and young teenagers that feel lost in life. They slowly but surely, become a permanent fixture in these peoples lives. Convincing them that the congregation is their new family, especially if their family is not keen on their associating themselves with JWs. Telling them that Satan is trying to keep them from learning "the Truth." Before too long, these new recruits are subjugated to social isolation and become dependent upon this "new family."

    Multitudes of innocent men, women and children have committed suicide as a result of being shunned by their families if they decide to leave Jehovah's Witnesses. For many the mind conditioning has irrevocably altered their thinking, to the extent that most develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

    In an attempt to rescue family and friends from this cult, many
    Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses have become activists. The Governing Body of JWs use fear tactics among their flock, and teach their members that the ones that leave are "Apostates" and are to be considered "Dangerous" and "Diseased Minds."

    Please do NOT join this religious cult, and if you're a current member please do your homework! Research this religion just like they tell you that the Boreans did in the Bible. It will save you a lot of heartache and quite possibly your life!
    - Jw Survivors Original

  • They should 100% ban it!

    I've seen many horrors of what cults have done to the United States. I mean, have any of you ever heard of Charles Manson? The sick, self-righteous bastard who claims to be Jesus himself, predicting that there'll be a racial war (even though nothing happened later on) and killed an innocent actress because of his own agenda? How about Heaven's Gate? They deprived their members of social status and asked them to end their short-lived lives over nothing but some bullsh*t stories about space! And especially, that f*cking hypocrite Jim Jones! He's a f*cking idiot for letting one guy to kill a person who went journalizing and investigating the place due to suspicions. And then he leads over 900 people. 900 PEOPLE to ingest cyanide so that his contradicting guilt will be untarnished with justice.

    To be perfectly honest, the person/people behind those cults are insensitive fools. Such scoundrels think they can console others of their beliefs. They better go to the opposite of their own 'Heaven' to their own 'Hell'.

  • Any set of humans who close themselves off from the outside world ends up with a seriously warped sense of humanity.

    Too much of anything is a bad thing, being true for morals & religions as well. Any closed off community exists by enforcing rules that end up enslaving and abusing its weaker members. Hence all the abuse, especially of females, that run rampant in all cult-societies. Its strange but true that the more "moral" people get, the less "human" they become. That only gets multiplied within a cult, just as a pool of water stagnates and goes bad after being left alone for too long. They eventually end up so warped that they begin to believe inhuman things as being "good", such as child marriage, forced marriage, slavery, ostracism and many others. And end up being societies that benefit a few while exploiting the majority. They must be banned.

  • Yes ban cults

    Cults have a have habit of causing both physical and emotional harm. Most true religions have some evidence supporting them. Those that have absolutely no evidence whatsoever should not be considered a religion and therefore illegal. I also believe that religion itself is a choice (i.E. A choice to believe) and should not necessarily be protected by the constitution. I believe a better definition of a cult should be something along the lines a religious organization that defrauds the government and taxpayers or otherwise teaches false or unhealthy beliefs (like killing other people of other faiths) or breaking any laws.

  • Indoctrination of the absurd is child abuse.

    All religions are cults. "Belief" is a choice. Choices should not be protected by the constitution. Race, age, ethnicity are not choices and should be protected. Brainwashing children to believe the absurd is evil, detrimental and dangerous. Those who can be led to believe absurdities can be led to commit atrocities.

  • Yes boi l

    Cults are bad they do bad things and are bad so get rid of them cuz they hurt people and drink punch that kills people to go to an alien ship like thats so fake no way they arent real get rid of them pls thanks alot and good bye

  • Yes boi l

    Cults are bad they do bad things and are bad so get rid of them cuz they hurt people and drink punch that kills people to go to an alien ship like thats so fake no way they arent real get rid of them pls thanks alot and good bye

  • Only if harm to others is a part.

    Obviously the first amendment allows for any religion to be practiced within a peaceful manner. But what happens when that religion turns to being non peaceful and starts murdering thousands because they do not convert. That's where the problem with religious freedom and cults lays. I for one feel that a religion that teaches and glorifies the killing of innocent people should be banned. And yes I'm talking about Islam or any other religion that believes killing others is the responsible thing to do. I say ban the Quran and it's teachings. Islam only causes hatred and death.

  • Battle of the Gods

    All of this stems from the belief in this god or that god. For me I let history decide. Of all that has been written and with all that can be proven by hard facts and eye witnesses "The Great "I AM" and "Jesus" stand on solid proof of their existence. Much of which is given by non believing witnesses and written testimony which can be seen even to this day, Our dates are set by only two...The Jewish calendar and Jesus.

  • No thank u

    People can do what they want. Banning marijuana doesnt mean there wont be any marijuana so banning cults doesnt mean there wont be any cults. Free speech and all that other stuff. Some cults are like good some are funky and some are just plain bad. Banning good cults is unfair to the good people. :-)

  • Cults should not be illegal

    Cults should not be illegal because it is peoples beliefs and should be able to follow through with their beliefs. The only thing that shouldn't be allowed is human sacrifice. That is when the cults go over the top. When the cults do go over the top the people should go to jail. But that doesn't mean all cults should be illegal.

  • Our Rights.(First Amendment)

    America can not ban cults because that is violating the first amendment. The right to have any religion and also practice it, but if it harms people and there rights something obviously has to be done, but overall all we have the right to have any religion even cults .

  • Cults are not very different from religions

    The term 'cult' is just a euphemism for ' less popular religion'. The dictionary actually says a 'cult' is a 'system of religious beliefs and rituals with a great devotion to a person, idea, or thing'. If we ban cults, that way we will have to also ban other religions more and more, which will eventually ruin so many people's reliance on religion. That's really too risky for numerous people.

  • One would have to better define cults to make any sort of headway on this idea, and we all know that wouldn't work anyway.

    The definition of a cult, according to most sociologists, doesn't sound nearly as frightening as the popular concept it. More often than not, the word "cult" is used to describe any religion one does not happen to like. Banning cults would create a huge, huge problem in which religions are "good" and which are "bad". There would be no satisfactory result. Should the government step in when religious groups are truly dangerous? Sure. But otherwise let's allow freedom of religion.

  • Religious Freedom For All

    Religious freedom doesn't not only extend to the big three; Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It protects all, even the one small sect that wants to believe in a spaghetti monster set to rain down terror the day after tomorrow. Banning cults is slippery slope that threatens to compromise the whole countries guaranteed religious freedom.

  • No, banning cults will not make them dissappear.

    No, banning is not a fool-proof way to stop anything from happening. As you know, many states have banned the use and distribution of marijuana but that obviously hasn't stopped people from using. America can try as they might to ban cults, but the truth is that will not accomplish anything.

  • No, cults can't be banned.

    Cults can't be banned in the United States, because freedom of religion is one of the basic rights in the U.S. This would also infringe on freedom of speech. That being said, if a cult appears to be dangerous or is otherwise abusing the law, such as forcing young girls into marriage, it definitely should be investigated. So while a cult itself can't be illegal, aspects that it teaches possibly are.

  • That isn't freedom

    Americans are supposed to have the freedom to believe what they want, they are supposed to have the freedom to group together as long as it's peacefully, this includes cults. If a cult is getting out of hand or causing problems within the area, then the authorities should get involved and look into shutting it down.

  • It's free speech.

    No, American should not ban cults, because people have the right to believe the things that they want to believe. That is true even if the things they believe are strange, and even if people end up being taken advantage of. Of course, we should always monitor abuse of children and step in if that happens.

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