Cult checklist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by Fr_Chuck
It is a cult by virture of popular beleif and social and moral values.
A cult does not have to be a religion by the terms we would think of it, it could be any social or economic or political group also that operates outside of society norms.
Many religions today were considered cults at the time they started.
On the first look, if I see group of people in hood, praying with candles around in the dark, that's the one I'll consider cult. Any group that I think creepy.
I was born into a religion called "Church of Christ" (Iglesia ni Kristo) founded in 1914. Their teaching is based on the bible but have stricter guidelines like and different interpretation from catholic church like::::: minister is allowed to marry, during worship, men's seat is separate from women, women must dress more conservative, Like Jesus is human and the God is his father, they don't have Christmas because Christ was born in summer, they don't have communion, last supper is once a year where everyone can have wine and host, the leader chooses who's politician to vote, later they do support artificial birth control.
Members are mocked due strict guidelines and "funny" beliefs, a cult. By the end of on the century, it became one of the most respected and most influential churches in the archipelago because members are highly disciplined.
See Jesus. He was executed because he preaches.
When I turned 15, I left them and no longer attend any church.