[ExI] Religions and violence

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Sat Jul 24 22:27:55 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 05:05:52AM -0700, Ben Zaiboc wrote:

> > The Druze?
> > Mystery cults?
> > Scientology?
> The Druze are an islamic sect (or at least an offshoot of Islam). As
> for the others, I'm sure there are many, many cults that encourage
> their members to lie to outsiders, but we're talking about religions,
> not cults.

"Mystery cults" were not necessarily cults in the modern colloquial
sense.  I'm not sure Scientology can be said to be so, either.  Not that
the difference between cult and religion is clearly anything other than

-xx- Damien X-) 

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