1. Donationbuckky
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    11 Feb '09 12:11
    What is a cult ? When does a belief system turn into a cult ?
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    11 Feb '09 12:14
    Originally posted by buckky
    What is a cult ? When does a belief system turn into a cult ?
    i think that they are generally secretive and may have a charismatic leader who dictates the 'cults' ethos!
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    11 Feb '09 17:53
    Originally posted by Badwater
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTjKWq9Gges
    Master you grace the forums with you're presence! i lost a game to Andrew Hamilton because the Gods were displeased, but after offering up some fresh incense we shall reap our rewards on the plains of Marathon, in the sight of mount Olympus, i have not forgotten my promise to make you a famous chess teacher!
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    11 Feb '09 18:25
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Master you grace the forums with you're presence! i lost a game to Andrew Hamilton because the Gods were displeased, but after offering up some fresh incense we shall reap our rewards on the plains of Marathon, in the sight of mount Olympus, i have not forgotten my promise to make you a famous chess teacher!
    πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    11 Feb '09 18:34
    This is a calling to the Scheveningen warriors all around this site.

    Brothers and Sisters that you bow to this noble Paulsen's cult
    Raise, raise raise
    And hunt down the miserable White 1.e4 woosies wi the noble 1. ...c5!
    Now join arms and hail together bowing to our noble cult:
    Tir nam Beann, nan Gaisgeach,
    ’s nan Gleann,
    ’S i Tir nan Gaisgeach a th’ann!
    😡
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    11 Feb '09 19:11
    Originally posted by buckky
    What is a cult ? When does a belief system turn into a cult ?
    A cult is someone else's religion that you despise and wish to insult. It usually is also not big enough to hire lawyers to deal with your insults.
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    11 Feb '09 21:14
    Originally posted by buckky
    What is a cult ? When does a belief system turn into a cult ?
    A cult is any religion or faith that distorts, misrepresents, or otherwise fails to preach, teach, or practice the truth.


    "When does a belief system turn into a cult?"

    When refering to Christianity, an assembly of so called believers drift too far from core Biblical essential doctrine.

    Otherwise they could simply be crazy! πŸ™„
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    11 Feb '09 23:38
    Originally posted by black beetle
    This is a calling to the Scheveningen warriors all around this site.

    Brothers and Sisters that you bow to this noble Paulsen's cult
    Raise, raise raise
    And hunt down the miserable White 1.e4 woosies wi the noble 1. ...c5!
    Now join arms and hail together bowing to our noble cult:
    Tir nam Beann, nan Gaisgeach,
    ’s nan Gleann,
    ’S i Tir nan Gaisgeach a th’ann!
    😡
    i will now try to play Scheveningen in honour of the nobility of this post!, but it seems like the French defense in disguise! and what does this spattering of the language of the ancient Gaels purport to mean? is it a war cry as i suspect!πŸ™„
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    12 Feb '09 04:49
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    i will now try to play Scheveningen in honour of the nobility of this post!, but it seems like the French defense in disguise! and what does this spattering of the language of the ancient Gaels purport to mean? is it a war cry as i suspect!πŸ™„
    A translation is:

    "...And the Land of the Mountains, the Heroes, the Glens,
    Such is the land of the Heroes."


    They are the last two strophes of "Ar Tir" (Our Land), a poem written by Iain RothachπŸ™‚
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    12 Feb '09 04:54
    Originally posted by josephw
    A cult is any religion or faith that distorts, misrepresents, or otherwise fails to preach, teach, or practice the truth.
    By that do you mean 'knowingly distort the truth' or are you essentially including every religion but your own?
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    12 Feb '09 10:42
    Originally posted by buckky
    What is a cult ? When does a belief system turn into a cult ?
    I always wanted to be a member of Blue Oyster Cult, but I can't sing! 😏
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    12 Feb '09 11:32
    Originally posted by bill718
    I always wanted to be a member of Blue Oyster Cult, but I can't sing! 😏
    Neither could they. 😞
  14. Standard memberDavid C
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    12 Feb '09 11:54
    WARNING SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE INVOLVED WITH A CULT

    Hypnosis
    Inducing a state of high suggestibility by hypnosis, often thinly disguised as "relaxation" or "meditation".

    Peer Group Pressure
    Suppressing doubt and resistance to new ideas by exploiting the need to belong.

    Love Bombing
    Creating a sense of family and belonging through flattery.

    Rejection of Old Values
    Accelerating acceptance of new life style by constantly denouncing former values and beliefs.

    Confusing Doctrine
    Encouraging blind acceptance and rejection of logic through complex lectures on an incomprehensible doctrine.

    Metacommunication
    Implanting subliminal messages by stressing certain key words or phrases in long, confusing lectures.

    Disinhibition
    Encouraging child-like obedience by orchestrating child-like behaviour.

    Uncompromising Rules
    Inducing regression and disorientation by soliciting agreement to seemingly simple rules which regulate behaviour.

    Chanting and Singing
    Eliminanting non-cult ideas through group repetition of mind-narrowing chants or phrases.

    Confession
    Encouraging the destruction of individual ego through confession of personal weaknesses and innermost feelings of doubt.

    Financial Commitment
    Achieving increased dependence on the group by 'burning bridges' to the past, through the donation of assets.

    Finger Pointing
    Creating a false sense of righteousness by pointing to the shortcomings of the outside world and other cults.

    Flaunting Hierarch
    Promoting acceptance of cult authority by promising advancement, power and salvation.

    No Questions
    Accomplishing automatic acceptance of beliefs by discouraging questions.

    Guilt
    Reinforcing the need for 'salvation' by exaggerating the sins of the former lifestyles.

    Fear
    Maintaining loyalty and obedience to the group by threatening soul, life or limb for the slightest 'negative' thought, word or deed.[/b]
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    12 Feb '09 14:16
    Originally posted by David C
    WARNING SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE INVOLVED WITH A CULT
    But you more or less described a typical religion.
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