From: Sam Norton (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 25 2005 - 09:35:20 BST
>Christianity started as a <cult> of superstitions.
False. (Anachronistic if nothing else)
> It gained political power,
After 350 years of enduring persecutions, torture and executions, which it
endured with non-violence.
> wiped out its opposition and became a powerful <religion>, and proclaimed
> itself to be the only true philosophy for many hundreds of years.
True. So the question is: when Christianity as a state religion was
horrible, did the problem come from the 'religious' bit, or the 'state' bit?
To my mind, 350 years of peaceful evolution is a pretty clear indication of
where the answer lies.
> The word 'philosophy' originally meant the 'love of wisdom'.
> Now that the word is being reclaimed,
!!!!!! "Only now, with the advent of RMP, greatest thinker of the new
> Christianity wants to denigrate its opposition with the word 'cult'.
I'm sure we can come to an agreement on what a 'cult' is - and then we can
put both sides to the test.
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