Saturday, May 06, 2006

Cults

My history teacher made a remark the other day. I'm sure it would please the general atheist population.
I don't like the word cult. We use it to describe beliefs & religions we don't like. Aren't all relgions cults in a way?
He's right of course, there aren't any particular religions which are more legitimate than any other ones. It's all relative.

Now this doesn't mean I'm renouncing Judaism or anything, don't get too excited. But it does mean I should be a little less critical of other religions. To be honest, much of the reason that I'm Jewish is because I was exposed to Judaism first. Of course now, I'm more educated about alternate faiths and have made a conscious decision. That doesn't mean I don't have prejudices though.

It's just something to think about.

5 Comments:

At 5/06/2006 5:10 PM, Blogger seth said...

Oh yes, Christianity is only as popular as it is because Christians have killed more people throughout history.


…notice how Islam is growing…

 
At 5/06/2006 5:12 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

In a cynnical way, that's really true.

Christians have killed people who are different, thus making less diversity and more Christians.

 
At 5/08/2006 2:05 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay said...

"Now this doesn't mean I'm renouncing Judaism or anything, don't get too excited. But it does mean I should be a little less critical of other religions."

Funny how you got the exact OPPOSITE lesson from it, than any reasonable person would have gotten. But then again, what do you expect from a religionist.

 
At 5/08/2006 2:43 PM, Blogger Enil Edam said...

Religionists can't be reasonable.

Since of course, if they were reasonable, they wouldn't believe in religion.

Why bother asking a Jew to be reasonable?

Or rather, why bother making an ad hominem argument when you totally missed the point.

 
At 8/07/2006 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the quote goes something like...

"Kill them all. Let God sort out his own"

I'll let you track down who said it and under what situation...

Craig

 

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