Post by snow on Apr 29, 2019 21:35:57 GMT -5
The strict control of church by church leaders. Calling other nonmembers false believers if go to some other church. Secrecy of church overall. It doesn’t take much introduction to secrecy churches for people to call them “cult like”. She didn’t say they were cult but cult like. That’s what I keep trying to point out.
And I never said she called them a cult. She did call them cult like, numerous times. What I'm saying is that it's unfortunate that word was used. I have no problem with her saying they are secretive and all the other things, but I am concerned that it won't be taken seriously and I really want it to be taken seriously. That's what I've been trying to point out. Do disagree? Do you think it was wise to label them? Cult is a negative word. It means different things to different people. Outlining what they are like is not constructive when it's labeled as cult like. That can mean so many things and it may or may not be accurate. Actually explaining that they are secretive and isolate themselves, is definitive and gives the listener a clear picture. Nothing wrong with that and it clearer. Sure we do know that some of what they do are 'cult like', but that needs defining, so it's a rather useless term and it may just do more damage than good in the long run. If you're trying to get someone to listen and change their ways, giving them a negative label probably isn't the best way of doing that. Hopefully the goal wasn't just too expose them, and instead an attempt to get them to change how they handle CSA. I still say it was a long needed documentary and I'm glad to see it.