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Request - Religions are Just Cults by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Request - Religions are Just Cults by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me
This was a requested stamp.

If you think about it, it's basically true.

cult |kəlt|
noun
a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

Only thing it doesn't fit is "small" so it's basically just a widespread, large cult.
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FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well no. Some religions are, some are not.
By the very definition
• a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
So really, the larger religions are not classified as cults
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An0nymousFlow3rs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Student General Artist
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The-Capricious-Clown Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
if it's large then it's not a cult lol.

Eh i dont know what to think of this stamp, being religious lol
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lynda-hybrida Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is so accurate.
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Gerszewski Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Religion is an ideology.
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PatzytheCat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
religion was made in 1290.....
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Gerszewski Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
There are thousands of religions, some of them are older than 5000 years.
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LunyToastyWolf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   General Artist
well i blame the jerks who use religion as an excuse to harm others .-. then make it have a bad rep o.o but dont worry im not here to flip shit off XD .w. 
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BirdVision Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Religion is the reason for 9/11
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Anonymous284 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
I'm religious, and I think that this is true.

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DominictheGamer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
So true, Religions need to die and stay dead forever all of them.
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GoshiDoll Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthisplz:
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DominictheGamer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Thanks.:) (Smile) 
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GoshiDoll Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure.
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DominictheGamer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
:D (Big Grin) 
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deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree.

From a religious standpoint, cults are groups of people who practice a form of a previously established religion that is not "green-lighted" by the original denomination.

An example would be the Christianity would technically be considered a cult in its very early stages, as it took the basic beliefs of Judaism but mixed it up and added new beliefs and the like. Everything but certain aspects of it is lined up with some other previously established faith. Also, cults are usually run by a few people or one person who is seen as the figurehead of the religion, and cults usually die off and dissipate when that leader either dies or is discredited. Christianity had Jesus, who died, but his followers "spread the word" so more people = working the kinks out of the new cult, so it became a religion.

Religion also can't be a cult because there are completely different faiths that have not been influenced by each other. In all sanity a Christian cannot call a Buddhist a member of a cult and vice versa because the faiths don't really match up at all when it comes to beliefs, values, and the central messages behind the faiths.. :/
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Paulthored Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
so-long as you realize that my faith is not a religion, then i have no personal problem with this Hate. I still disapprove of it.

:peace:
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MoonstarTheDragoncat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, this is somewhat true. Most wars are centered around religion. I'm not a religious person and I never plan to be. Actually, I'm borderline athiest. I still believe in God but just barely. If God does exist, I don't see why humans still exist. Wouldn't we all be dead by now since humans have sinned more than any other living thing on the planet? He'd already be more than pissed at us. Then again, God is a troll so... :icontrollfaceplz:. Maybe he just wants us to fail so he can be like "LOL U SUK NOW YOU CAN GO BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY." :I... Pretty troll-ish, no?
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Gerszewski Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Religion has been excuse for wars. It's always about the power.
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Enemom Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Most wars are centered around religion." 

No. That's not even close. 
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MoonstarTheDragoncat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This was nearly a year ago.

I was such an idiot back then... :icondoublefacepalmplz: Please ignore my stupidity.
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GodzillaKrueger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Anime-Fan2017 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   Digital Artist
thats just sad but "watever"
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SharkyToof Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ya know what, I feel like killing myself for doing this, but I'm apoligeizing. We shouldn't judge each other by belief. Sorry for ranting all over ya. This doesn't mean my belief has changed any way whatsoever. I am just sorry for bitching out on you.

I don't think any of the anger towards you has left though. :stare: I still be pretty angry.
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Nick1020 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Gotta give you credit for stand up for your beliefs. But doesn't religion mean relink to god?
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twistedgear Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes.
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88twin33 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
*sigh*
Dude, I love your stamps and love you for having the balls to say this stuff, even if it is a request. But the religion based stamps are getting very old.

Why not just let people believe what they want to believe and not bash and hate on them for believing in it.
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oOoPandaAmberoOo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
they bash on me all the time its a 2 way straight hun.
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puddingv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Well, it's an anti-religion stamp. Not to defend it, but expect what to expect online.
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oOoPandaAmberoOo Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
im confused
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puddingv Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Like this: if I click on art titled"flower", I won't expect a pic of a rocket launcher.
btw, why is there a link to my channel on your signature thingy. I'm also confused
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oOoPandaAmberoOo Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
because i said so.
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oOoPandaAmberoOo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*street
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Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
Then why don't they do the same? :meow:
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komKovski Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember when I was forced into a cult.... :D
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well...Christianity Is Not Strange Or Sinister. So We're Not A Cult. I Dont Care If People Believe Or Not, And I'm Not Going To Reply If Trolls Are Gonna Hate. Though It's Kinda Unfair To Adress Religion In That Way.
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CommandirBalalaika Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
It's also unfair to have those of a religious persuasion, persecute others for their beliefs or lack of.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'm not one of those people, I don't persecute what people believe, I persecute their actions. Judging all religious people as 'judgingly' or like 'persecuting' is like saying all black people are gangsters, which isn't true.
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CommandirBalalaika Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
That's becoming a rarity these days, so it's good to hear that.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad, many men of God forget that it was God whom said "Judge lest ye be judged". I know all people hear God's word, when they do may or may not effect their lives, I can tell you, it is not an easy life, though rewarding in knowing doing the right thing may help others.
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Rainthegreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Christianity has a long ways to go before it can be considered as not strange or sinister by one that studies history. It's all about perspective.

But i dislike the stamp too.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank You, You Do Make A Good Point.
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Rainthegreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
It's all that anthropology. Makes everything in 3rd person perspective with the ability to step outside my own bias. >.> SO i can say things like "i can see why the african tribes folk can think the way they do" even if i feel its ass backwards.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Agh, I Hate Africa, The Country, They Have Cruel And Outlandish Religions And Cults.
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Rainthegreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
For you. For them that's every day life and Christianity is an awkward and backwards thing.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
True, Though It Is Stil Evil. It Is Evil To Nature, To Man, And God.
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:iconrainthegreywolf:
Rainthegreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Again, that's a biased look at things. By that token i myself am evil for worshiping the old gods.
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Seems like someone's basing their beliefs on a few examples.
LDS.
We're not crazies.
Sure, we have missionaries, but if you say no, we'll leave you alone.
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LordlyCaliber Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
While you are technically correct I fail to understand the point you're trying to make. I assume you're trying to criticize religion, but seeing as how the word cult is only used in a negative context some of the time it's not really an insult or even much of an observation by itself.
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