Religions Vs. Cults
For eons, religions have provided humans with a sense of community and goodness. In religions, one would hope that all participants are on the same page regarding beliefs, at least concerning the primary purpose of the faith – salvation! From Whence Does It Comes? Most religions are assigned by birth. If our parents are Baptist, Catholic, etc., there is an excellent chance that the siblings thereof will also be given that religion. This is not always true, however. People all over the Planet change religions constantly. Changing one’s faith is a huge event in one’s life if they are sincere. This begs the question, however, of why one would denounce the religion assigned by their parents. How Should We Choose a Religion? If one is of sound mind, it would be reasonable to assume that they will choose a religion that best suits their expectations of pleasing God or a God. One would not be wise to engage in a severe endeavor without thorough vetting. Cult: a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object: "The cult of St. Olaf" a small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister: "a network of Satan-worshiping cults" synonyms: sect · religious group · denomination · religious order · church · faith · faith community · belief · persuasion · affiliation · movement · group · body · faction · clique a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing: "a cult of personality surrounding the leaders" synonyms: obsession with · fixation on · mania for · passion for · idolization of · admiration for · devotion to · worship of · veneration of · reverence for a person or thing that is popular or fashionable, especially among a particular section of society: "a cult film" synonyms: craze · fashion · fad · vogue Religion : The belief in and worship of superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods: "Ideas about the relationship between science and religion" synonyms: faith · belief · divinity · worship · creed · teaching · doctrine · theology · sect · cult · religious group · faith community · church · denomination · body · following · persuasion · affiliation a particular system of faith and worship: "The world's great religions" synonyms: faith · religious belief(s) · religious persuasion · religious conviction · religious group · faith community · church · persuasion · affiliation · [more] a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance: "Consumerism is the new religion We must inquire as to why one would embrace an incomplete and confusing religion . How could a religion designed for good be comprised of so many people who refuse to obey the laws of nature and God? How could one embrace a faith that speaks mostly of violence and hate? How could one embrace faith in that its leaders constantly lie and turn a blind eye and ear to the TRUTH? Stockholm Syndrome Feelings of trust or affection are felt in many cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor. I will continue using Wicks definitions for consistency purposes exclusively. Why wouldn’t slaves have this syndrome? Four hundred and fifty years of pure physical, mental, and spiritual slavery is highly likely to cause Stockholm syndrome if we use Wicks’ definition. Those who are wise are aware of this, but few will admit it. Sometimes it takes an exceptionally extended period for those affected by Stockholm Syndrome to wake up and smell the coffee! When they do , it opens their minds to limitless acumens. One can make more reasonable choices when contemplating salvation and peace right here on Earth. One can go to the top of the mountain and see over in the valley, not from a limited set of facts force-fed by our captors . Still, from TRUTH extracted from artifacts, hieroglyphics, statutes, and, yes, pyramids built many centuries before established religions, cults, and beliefs that are adverse to the admonitions of God. Some of us have been mixed in blood with others that have been the recipients of horrendous atrocities. These mixed cultures have combined spirits that cause some of the same questions to be asked by Native Americans and the ancestors of African Slaves. Why are so many people not adhering to the laws of their religion? Why do they not practice what they preach? This truly gives us a reason to seek Truth. Some of us have found truth in Ma’at not from a religious or cult perspective but from a perspective of pleasing God! We are indebted to those that have enabled our people to escape the torture of slavery and to those that see the wisdom of repairing the damage done to our people by their confiscating our land and enslaving us. Instruments of God, such as the Internet and Broadband, have now provided us with even more wisdom for finding the lost beliefs that will direct us to please God and peace on Earth. We are conscious of the fact that the Earth will not be balanced until these events occur . Ma'at is opening our eyes! We have learned valuable lessons for subduing the beast of evil. Do not discount this wisdom!