Mormonism = Cult?

Check out the following list of 100 possible identifiers for Cults. An open-minded comparison to Mormonism is startling.

For those of you who have left the church, the comparison is much easier to see. Think about how Mormons treat those who 'leave the fold'. Think about a culture that condones shunning, persecuting or even killing dissidents (even when they are family members). Think about the instilled paranoia of exposure to non-church-approved material. Think about what goes on in the temple (especially prior to 1990). Consider not only the religion, but the tightly woven culture of Mormonism.

As a former Mormon, I can personally identify with more than 90/100. From my view, I've marked the most prominent traits in red.

Link: http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-cult_q0.html

3 comments:

  1. Romney, and any Mormon offended by being referred to as cultists, need to be asked why they adhere to a religion whose prophet, Joseph Smith, referred to Christianity, in general, as being cultic.
    He actually, claimed that God Himself referred to Christianity as “all wrong,” an “abomination,” “all corrupt” and “far from me”—this is the very foundation of the Mormon religion.
    Pardon the spam-like URL but, see: http://www.examiner.com/messianic-jewish-in-national/rick-perry-on-robert-jeffress-mormonism-as-cult

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  2. Romney, and any Mormon offended by being referred to as cultists, need to be asked why they adhere to a religion whose prophet, Joseph Smith, referred to Christianity, in general, as being cultic.
    He actually, claimed that God Himself referred to Christianity as “all wrong,” an “abomination,” “all corrupt” and “far from me”—this is the very foundation of the Mormon religion.
    Pardon the spam-like URL but, see: http://www.examiner.com/messianic-jewish-in-national/rick-perry-on-robert-jeffress-mormonism-as-cult

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  3. Mitt Romney is in a family religion passed on. Is it a cult? Yes. In no way do I support it, but so is Purpose Driven, Word of faith and Catholicism. Mitt Romney is a great man. He is probably the best Candidate since Thomas Jefferson. His record is much better than Reagans. He has my vote because he is respectful and does not push his faith on anyone. Mormonism is not Christian, but neither is Catholicism

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