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View Diary: Scientology: A Religion, but a Threat to Mental Health? (291 comments)

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  •  The difference between cult and religion (1+ / 0-)
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    ZhenRen

    is time and adherents. They start as apostates and cultists and over time fade away or gain adherents and money and become religion.

    •  Personally, I think cults are defined by (2+ / 0-)
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      Brit, SeekCa

      the degree they cut people off from the rest of the world and large and small religions do that.  So, in the end, I'm left with a broad view of what is religion that would include those who might worship peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and think that someone named "Welches" is their god.

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