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5 years ago
YeleneJbean
Good points whatevahs. I agree. Listen to your heart.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
Yeah. Sounds pretty hypocritical to me if they are charging that much money but you do have a point that if someone could do that they would want to share it. It's just all the evidence I've seen is against it working.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
whatevahs Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Everyone should be free to choose or not choose to > believe. It should not be forced upon them either > way. That's a good point and one I wish more people would understand.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
ultraspring Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I also don't subscribe to the idea that just > because you think something, it makes it true. Or > that not thinking it makes your suffering go away. > That just sounds to me like more positive thinking > hype veiled under another cloak. I agree. I've tried that stuff for the last couple
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
whatevahs: "So there are certainly attributing factors to being deceived." I agree. Some seem to be more easily influenced than other.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
I agree to a point that people don't like to be deceived but I have seen examples where people really do actively want to be deceived. They don't want to know about the problems in the world or with a certain thing they are doing because they enjoy doing that.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 years ago
YeleneJbean
I've read many of these new age books in the past few years trying to find something higher in life. Or more cosmic or greater then what I feel to be my somewhat mundane daily life. Working in a little town in a simple job (retail sales) begs me to seek more I guess. I've been pretty happy up to this point. Parties and friends and enjoying winter and summer sports (love golf). At some p
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
Brother John
Hey all, I'm currently involved in a debate with someone at my church about this. That person happens to have family members who practice integrating serpents into their services. According to him, no one has ever been bitten before. However, I'm not sure how I feel about it. When I ask them what motivates them to believe the way they do, they always quote one scripture in particular. I
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