耶稣 Camp =/= all of Christianity. It doesn't even represent all of Evangelical Christianity.
As to your question... it depends on what 你 mean 由 'cult'. The dictionary has five very different definitions, some of which are so broad, they can include Comic-cons.
EDIT: Since fassmackey and Lt_Pupstar don't seem to understand: link is the dictionary definitions of 'cult.' And link is a website all about what cults actually are and do. Notice, that there is nothing about "stealing other religions holidays" (which Wiccans do, among many other religions), 或者 "my parents don't respect me being an asshole about their beliefs" (which anyone can do).
it shouldnt be it should be 你 and 耶稣 on your own mission on your own jurny. Just like when people followed him when he was alive it was the indervidual person believeing what they wanted.... if u get where i am coming from
No 基督教 is not a cult. Although there are some sects of 基督教 that branch off into cults like some conservative mormon, evangelist, and baptist churches it's definitely not what 基督教 is about. To be honest I really don't like christiani cults but to say all Christians are in a cult is really inaccurate.
No, I do not believe that 基督教 is a "cult". If it were, it would be completely different. 基督教 offers a completely original and "customized" understanding of the Bible, unlike Muslims, 或者 those who believe in the Greek gods.
The thing is, you're making a very huge and offensive assumption, based on ONLY the people 你 have come into contact with, the video 你 saw, and what 你 have grown up around. When 你 insult billions of people around the world, just because they think differently than you, you're asking to get hatemail and rude messages.
I think 你 need to grow up a little. Seems to me that 你 were never taught manners, civil speak, 或者 social graces. I know this because of the way 你 speak, and the way 你 state things.
If I 发布 a whole bunch of crap about you, all over the internet, even though I have no idea who 你 are 或者 what you're like, it would be the same thing that you'r doing now(on a much smaller scale). Think about it.
1) I don't appreciate people of other faiths (or non-faiths) coming onto a spot for a particular faith just to insult it. This goes for Christians bashing Atheists on their spot and Atheists bashing Christians on the 基督教 spot. So watch your mouth when 你 come here. 你 don't walk into someone's house and start insulting the way they've decorated it. That's just rude.
2) I've seen the whole documentary of 耶稣 Camp. One of my 最喜爱的 things about it - and in my mind, one thing that makes it 更多 reliable - is the fact that the film maker adds no personal commentary on what is being seen. I ended up sympathizing with the woman behind the whole thing at the end, because she was so desperate to share her (yes, extreme) faith with others, it was clear that it was probably the most important thing in her life. In a way, that made me sad, because she didn't understand how other people viewed her, 或者 why how she viewed other people was offensive to them. She was oblivious, and yet, she cared so much. Yes, she's crazy - I'll go as far to say that. But she's also human. We all are. Keep that in mind.
3) "Jesus Camp", as bri-marie very brilliantly pointed out, is not representative of all 基督教 and all Christians. Anymore than Islamic terrorists are representative of Islam, 或者 the Ku Klux Klan is representative of Christianity. Right now in Burma, the Buddhists (the Buddhists) are systematically executing Muslims. Yeah, 你 read that right. All religions have their crazies. It doesn't make any of them cults.
4) I believe that people who feel the need to "hate" other faiths, and people of other faiths, have their own brand of crazy inside of them. Not to quote the worst 星, 星级 Wars film ever, but "Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to the dark side." If 你 are a self-described "hater" of Christians, what will happen from there? What will hate breed in you? Look at what hate has bred in the people in 耶稣 Camp. Hate for pro-choicers. Hate for gays. Look at what hate has bred in suicide bombers. Violence. Disaster. Destruction. Tragedy.
Take a page out of the Christian book (literally) for once. "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger." Let go of your anger. Let go of your hate. Learn to forgive and to 爱情 people for who they are, and not just judge them for what they believe. I try and see some humanity in everyone. Everyone.
I consider a lot of things people do "cult-like". In some respects I like the idea behind a 耶稣 camp, some people need it to help them with their walk with God. I don't think 基督教 is a cult because lets be honest here, the core rules of 基督教 involve loving other, loving yourself, and above all loving God. Nothing really strange about that.
A cult is a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs 或者 practices regarded 由 others as strange 或者 sinister (googled it). While this 耶稣 camp may seem strange to you, its not all of Christianity, so don't make such a strong generalization.
Is a "cult" nessicarily a "bad" thing? We have gotten a 流行的 belief in our minds of what that word means. Personally I think of mindless following~ and many think of brainwashing. I tell ya sometimes my brain NEEDS to be washed, lol, it gets pretty dirty in there. O.O
What if it is something we "like"? Isn't a cult really just any origanized group of people with a set belief 或者 creed?
Websters Merriam Dictionary defines "Cult" thusly: Definition of CULT 1: formal religious veneration : worship 2: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents 3: a religion regarded as unorthodox 或者 spurious; also : its body of adherents 4: a system for the cure of disease based on dogma set forth 由 its promulgator <health cults> 5: great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, 或者 work (as a film 或者 book); especially : such devotion regarded as a literary 或者 intellectual fad b : the object of such devotion c : a usually small group of people characterized 由 such devotion
Before 你 read this, please note that I consider organized religion a sham
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I believe that 基督教 (and other several religions too) have a cult-ish mentality. I will say that 基督教 (and yes, other religions as well such as 伊斯兰教 and Judaism) are fascist in nature and it seems like 你 have to pick sides. For example...if I follow what God/Christ says...then I am on the right track. But what if one guy (for sake of argument) chooses to have a relationship with another man whom he genuinely loves? That's outside the God's word - he's going to hell!
I don't need some invisible person to dictate what I can 或者 cannot do based on the premise of "Don't do what I say 或者 you're sent in hell".