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  •  not hardly (0+ / 0-)

    Your religion is merely a cult.  A "real" religion is a cult with a whole bunch of followers.  ( Actually the religious right believes that a "real" religion is one which believes exactly as they do.)  That is the reason that Mormans are considered a cult by many so-called mainstream Xtians.  simply not enough members. ( Mormons would disagree, since they baptized so many formerly non-believers into their religion posthumously.)

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:00:31 PM PDT

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    •  Um (0+ / 0-)

      There are more living Mormons than Jews.  Nobody thinks they're a cult because of their size, posthumous baptisms or no.

      •  I am surprised that that is the case (0+ / 0-)

        but, even accepting that it is, yes, many Xtians refer to Mormonism as a cult.
        eg google Momonsm a cult:

        Mormons Talk About: Cult? - MormonTopics.org
        www.mormontopics.org/cult‎Why this ad?
        "We are not asked to follow blindly" - Byron. See more…
        Is Mormonism a cult? - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
        carm.org/is-mormonism-cult‎CachedSimilar
        Yes, Mormonism is a cult, a non-Christian cult because Mormonism denies
        essential biblical teachings and adds new, false doctrines. Mormonism, also
        called ...

        Why do some call Mormonism a cult? | Mormon.org
        www.mormon.org/faq/mormon-church‎Cached
        One definition listed for 'cult' in Webster's Dictionary is “a religion regarded as
        unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic
        or ...

        The Mormon Cult? Yes, Mormons Are a Cult, By Definition - Just ...
        mormoncult.org/‎CachedSimilar
        We prove that Mormons are a cult - and even Mormonism's defenders agree.
        Understand why Mormons are a cult - Just like everyone else. (All About the LDS
         ...

        The Plain Truth about the Mormons - Biblebelievers.com
        www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/Mormons.html‎CachedSimilar
        For the next thirty years, Young and his "saints" laid the foundation stones of the
        Mormon cult. Little known to most Mormons, Young was a rather rough and ...

        CULTWATCH | Mormons – The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter ...
        www.cultwatch.com/mormon.html‎CachedSimilar
        Christians have labeled Mormonism as a classical cult since its founder Joseph
        Smith created it in the 1830′s. Why? The primary reason is that Mormonism ...

        How Do I Recognize a Cult? | CBN.com
        https://www.cbn.com/...
        ... of salvation. Invariably, a cult will put something else on an equal footing with
        Christ. ... Mormonism differs from biblical Christianity in several areas. Mormons ...

        Understanding Mormonism: The Sex Cult - Jesus is Savior
        www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Mormons/sex_cult.htm‎CachedSimilar
        Mormonism is a Freemasonry demonic cult (founded in 1830 by charlatan, con-
        man, sex-pervert and 33rd degree Freemason, Joseph Smith). The Mormon cult ...

        What is Mormonism? What do Mormons believe? - GotQuestions.org
        www.gotquestions.org/Mormons.html‎CachedSimilar
        How are the beliefs of Mormons different from the beliefs of Christians? ...
        Mormonism, Mormon beliefs. Question: .... Is Mormonism properly defined as a
        cult?

        If Scientology is a "cult," then why is Mormonism

        a "religion"?
        americablog.com/...if-scientology-is-a-cult-then-why-is-mormonism-a- religion.html‎CachedSimilar
        Jan 15, 2013 ... When is a church a church, and when is a cult a cult? And why do some of the
        same people who get so incensed when Mormons are ...

        Criticism of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Wikipedia
        en.wikipedia.org
        .../Criticism_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter- day_Saints‎CachedSimilar
        The LDS Church and Mormonism have attracted criticism from their inception to
        ..... The Cult Awareness and Information Centre also point to comments such as

        As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

        by BPARTR on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:21:53 PM PDT

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        •  Yeah (0+ / 0-)

          Those are just bigots.

          •  true, but (0+ / 0-)

            no doubt they consider themselves Christians in the same way that the 9/11 hijackers considered themselves Muslims.

            I didn't say whether I thought they were correct, I simply said that many Christians refer to Mormonism as a cult.

             ( My own view, for what is worth is that Mormonism is no more (or less) of a cult than any other religion...)

            As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

            by BPARTR on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 03:47:03 PM PDT

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      •  Unless we limit that to Mormons actually (0+ / 0-)

        allowed in the Temple, instead of everyone ever baptized and folks who haven't been to an LDS church in 20 years.

        Then their numbers fall pretty hard.

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