Church, Sect, and Cult Essay

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    The sect church cycle is a process that states that all religions start off as sects. Sects are a group of people with different religious views of a larger already established religions. Some examples of famous religious sects are Baptists or Lutherans. They are sects of the religion Christianity. They pretty much smaller branches of the major religion that believe slightly different things than the major religion. Baptists, for example believe that Baptism should be performed only for professing believers. Also that it must be completely immersion for it to be a true Baptism. Even though this is not a major difference, it is a difference so that is why Baptism is considered a sect. Sects are different from cults because a cult is more like a dictatorship than a religion.…

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    Religious Typology Essay

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    communities: Church type, Sect type, Denomination type and Cult type. Church organizations are those within founded religions whose members share a religious commitment to a spiritual life. Church type communities are made of larger structures and are concerned with maintaining doctrine, discipline and cult. Examples of these are religions Islam, Mahayana, Buddhism and Christianity. A Sect is a protest group that has broken away from its established religion. They protest against the…

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    Mormonism Vs Cult

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    likely to be considered a cult during their time period. Not only did these two religions face prosecution from their societies for having different ideals, but also they both had two charismatic leaders that believed that were encountered by God to spread His word, at two very different time periods. In this paper, one will see what it means to label something as a cult, how Jesus of Nazareth and Joseph Smith encountered God, how their particular societies felt about their new revelations, the…

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    educated parents, encouragement and pressure to bring home top grades, and cultural experiences that translate into higher test scores. Several industrialized nations are occurring in society today, such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, and many more. Sociologist believed that industrialization can lead to the decreasing in social solidarity. My opinion about industrialization, is where it disconnects individuals from natural way of life. We start to view nature…

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    Mormons Cult Structure

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    Mormons where do they fall on the Church-Sect continuum? I’m going to say and stand with my answer that the Mormon church is nothing but a fancy cult. There are many examples of why they are a cult. One of the very first ones is they have a reward base structure way into getting into heaven. Their structure of leadership is funky yet it works. They have been known for their problems with society. They never seem evolve to the times in all truth honesty unless it’s for the better of the church.…

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    Evil In Religion

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    There is no exception. Although most religions are strictly against violence, certain sects or groups can turn their religion to violence and find a way to justify it. Buddha said “Hatred will not cease by hatred, but by love alone. This is the ancient law. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. All fear violence, all are afraid of death. Seeing the similarity to oneself, one should not use violence or have it used.” With such wise words, it can be hard to imagine any Buddhist using…

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    that embraces both cults and sects; the term was coined by Barker as a neutral term as cults and sects are usually portrayed negatively by the media which can cause moral panic so sociologists such as Barker and Wallis came up with NRMs. However, Hadden and Bromley point out the concepts cult and sect, used by sociologists, have precise meanings and therefore are free of prejudice so there shouldn’t be new terms for it, but this is not always understood by the general public and therefore we…

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    article “Doing Sociology” by Eileen Barker, she talks about each religious place she went and how each one is different from the other. The main idea in this article is cults. She talk a lot about different religion group and talk about the good of them or the bad. In paragraph 27 Barker said “Mutch has a point – to be labeled as either a cult apologist or a cult critic can make access to “the other side” difficult. But while it can be difficult, it is certainly not impossible. And, whenever it…

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    powers or insights (Rubinstein, 2016).’ There are several types of religious movements, such as reactive movements, accommodating movements, spirit movements, New Revelation Sects, imported religions, golden age movements, and finally, hybrid religions. “Reactive Movements” are those movements that involve a response to stress, usually social or political (Ellwood, 2013)”. It means one party feels threatened by a change in their way of life, and therefore they act in response to the change. For…

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    Christianity in Rome was persecuted in its start for several reasons including that it was a threat to the Pax Romana, and it was an easy target to use as a scapegoat. For example, The Life of Tiberius Caesar, written in 100 CE by Suetonius states the persecution of Christians by an emperor “He abolished foreign cults [from Rome], especially the Egyptian and the Jewish rites, compelling all who were addicted to such superstitions to burn their religious vestments and all their paraphernalia.”…

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