[MA-SOC] A bit off topic: Confirmed, the King of Pop helped produce music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sean Su sean.su at sean.su
Fri Dec 4 15:51:53 EST 2009


You wrote:

*"Christian, but also Jewish, Islamic, and other denominations (including
some
cultlike "new religions")*
*
*
I'm completely confused why it was necessary to add in cultlike and then
quotations around "new religions". Poor wording?

~Sean



On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Jill Sophia <viaparva at gmail.com> wrote:

> *sigh*  And then I ask, where in my post did you see me say anything of the
> sort?  Let's have another look at the paragraph you're referring to this
> time around, shall we?
>
> ==========
>
> <....>  there are other new religious movements, and certain organized
> "self-help" movements  <....>  that definitely behave in a manipulative,
> deceptive, and/or destructive way  <....>  Such negative, "cultlike"
> practices are something which those particular groups happen to share with
> certain fanatical subsets of some "old religions".
>
> ==========
>
> In other words, the truth / ethics / authenticity / value of a faith -- or
> its lack thereof -- has nothing to do with its oldness or newness.
>
> Get it?  Got it?  Good.  ^_^
>
> PS:  I still love you, and so does Lord Cthulhu.
>
> R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn,
> Me
>
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> VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT
> ("Bidden or not bidden, God is present")
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>
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Sean Su <sean.su at sean.su> wrote:
>
> > Then I ask, why are new religions more cultlike than older ones?
> >
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